September 25, 2020, 11:34 pmJayson TatumSF, Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum scored 17 of his game-high 31 points on 8-of-22 FGs and 12-of-14 FTs in the third quarter on Friday, leading the Celtics to a Game 5 victory over the Heat.
Tatum was the speartip of the Celtics' piercing offense to force a Game 6. He added 10 rebounds, three triples, six dimes and one steal to the box score in this do-or-die game. The Celtics were abusing a lackluster Heat defense in the second half and Tatum's aggressiveness allowed him to punish Miami at the line.