Boston Celtics Rumors
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.”
Chris Grenham: Brad Stevens says Evan Fournier is out of quarantine. He saw him this morning and said Fournier seemed very happy, but he won’t return on Monday. “Still has a few days to go before he goes through his tests.”
Jay King: Brad Stevens said the Celtics are going to be patient with bringing Jabari Parker along. They’re looking at him as usually a power forward, but also a possible small-ball 5 option. They like the possible versatility and size he provides.