After Celtics star Jayson Tatum scored 44 points to lead his team to a 119-114 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, overcoming a spectacular 47-point performance from Stephen Curry in the process, Tatum said it was a thrill for him to go toe-to-toe with the future Hall of Famer and come out on top. “Just mutual respect,” Tatum said, when asked about the conversation the two had on the court inside TD Garden afterward. “Obviously two big performances. I was glad that we got the win, but obviously he’s one of the all-time greats. “Just to earn his respect and get a win on the same night … it was a good night.”
May 8, 2021 | 8:41 pm EDT Update
Kerith Burke: James Wiseman is around the team during the homestand, and he plans to spend much of his off-season in San Francisco to work with the Warriors training staff. Kerr called Wiseman “willing” and “patient” about his rehab.
Kendra Andrews: Steve Kerr says it’s hard to say when Eric Paschall is coming back. His injury has healed well, but he’s still getting back in condition. He’s been able scrimmage a bit, but since the team hasn’t practiced much, most of Paschall’s work has been done solo. He’s still day to day.
Jovan Buha: The Lakers list Kyle Kuzma (lower back tightness) as doubtful for tomorrow’s game against Phoenix. Talen Horton-Tucker (right calf strain) and Alex Caruso are questionable. LeBron James and Dennis Schröder are out.