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Jayson Tatum named Eastern Conference Player of the Month

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Tatum was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month after the forward in his third season with the Boston Celtics, who is celebrating his 22nd birthday today, averaged 30.7 points and 7.9 rebounds to go along with 48.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc over 12 games in February. Co/qKcwCJKM3t

– Taylor Snow March 3, 2020

Tatum, who also made his first All-Star Game appearance in February, capped the month with four straight outings with at least 30 points, including tying his career high with 41 points on 13-of-20 shooting in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Two days later, Tatum set a new career best by knocking down eight 3-pointers and finishing with 36 points in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tatum’s ascension has led him to lead the Celtics with 23.5 points per game while also averaging 7.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 34.5 minutes played.

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