Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum was named Jap Convention Participant of the Week for the week of April 5 – 11.
LA Clippers ahead Paul George and Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum have been named the NBA Western and Jap Convention Gamers of the Week, respectively, for Week 16 of the 2020-21 season (April 5-11). pic.twitter.com/Yi4Vy8R8Rb
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) April 12, 2021
Tatum averaged 31.5 factors on 48.8% capturing, 8.5 rebounds and three.8 assists in every week the place Boston went 3-1.
This included Tatum scoring a career-high 53 factors in a win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. In that recreation Tatum shot 16-of-25 from the ground, together with 6-of-10 from behind the arc, and 15-of-16 on the free throw line. Tatum grew to become youngest participant in Celtics historical past to hit the 50-point mark.
As well as, Tatum grabbed 10 rebounds in that recreation, changing into the primary participant since Larry Chicken in 1989 to document a 50/10 recreation for Boston.
That is the second time this season that Tatum has earned Participant of the Week (January 5 – 11 was the primary nod) and the third time in Tatum’s profession he’s been honored with this award.
Within the final three video games, all Boston victories, Tatum has tallied a minimum of 25 factors and 10 rebounds. That’s a career-best streak for Tatum and the longest such stretch for a Celtics participant since Paul Pierce in 2003.
For the season Tatum is averaging career-highs in factors, rebounds and assists. He’s at 25.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG and 4.2 APG on 45.6/38.0/87.7 capturing splits.
Earlier this season, Tatum earned his second straight All-Star choice. He was named a alternative starter for the sport, when Kevin Durant was unable to play. For the 2019-20 season, Tatum was chosen to the All-NBA Third Workforce.