The Miami Heat let the Boston Celtics win one. But, in order for the Celtics to become the first team in NBA history to come back from a 0-3 deficit in a playoff series,
their superstar must play like one over the next three games. Jayson Tatum is the key to Boston accomplishing the impossible.
The 25-year-old played a key role in Tuesday's critical Game 4, scoring a game-high 33 points (14-22 FG) to go with 11 rebounds and seven assists.
Twenty-five of his 33 points came in the second half. Can Tatum take that energy into Game 5 and beyond? On Wednesday's Early Edition,
our Chris Forsberg and Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix discussed their perspectives.
"You haven't seen a genuine Jayson Tatum game like he did in Game 7 against the Sixers," Forsberg remarked.
"You haven't gotten the Jaylen Brown game at any point in this series." So I believe that's what you're clinging to.
Tatum is probably capable of that, but I don't believe you can expect it to be consistent throughout the course of it.