Jayson Tatum delivers down the stretch in Celtics win over Magic

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Lots of players stepped up for the Boston Celtics in their come-from-behind 122-119 overtime win over Orlando.” data-reactid=”16″>Lots of players stepped up for the Boston Celtics in their come-from-behind 122-119 overtime win over Orlando.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="But when it came to those possessions in which they absolutely had to get a basket, Jayson Tatum was who they turned to as he scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.” data-reactid=”17″>But when it came to those possessions in which they absolutely had to get a basket, Jayson Tatum was who they turned to as he scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Near the end of regulation, it was Tatum’s mid-range jumper that tied the game at 112 and forced overtime.

And in overtime, another Tatum basket put the Celtics ahead 120-117 which would prove to be the game-winning basket.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of Celtics-Grizzlies, which begins Tuesday&nbsp;at 4 p.m.&nbsp;with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 5 p.m.&nbsp;You can also&nbsp;stream&nbsp;the game on&nbsp;the MyTeams App.” data-reactid=”24″>Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston’s coverage of Celtics-Grizzlies, which begins Tuesday at 4 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 5 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

Tatum has had a series of ho-hum games shooting the ball in the Bubble despite coming in as Boston’s leading scorer.

But Sunday night was different; or in many ways, similar to what we saw from Tatum prior to entering the Bubble when he averaged 29.9 points per game following the All-Star break.

On Sunday, Tatum had a near double-double with 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Gordon Hayward: The Magic defense was nowhere to be found when it came to Gordon Hayward who lit Orlando up for 31 points on 12-for-18 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds and six assists.” data-reactid=”29″>Gordon Hayward: The Magic defense was nowhere to be found when it came to Gordon Hayward who lit Orlando up for 31 points on 12-for-18 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds and six assists.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Nikola Vucevic: Orlando’s All-Star center has been a double-double machine most of his NBA career with Sunday’s game being no exception. Vucevic finished the game with 26 points and 11 rebounds.” data-reactid=”30″>Nikola Vucevic: Orlando’s All-Star center has been a double-double machine most of his NBA career with Sunday’s game being no exception. Vucevic finished the game with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Jaylen Brown: Another strong performance by the Boston Celtics’ best player in the Bubble. Brown finished with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds with two steals.” data-reactid=”31″>Jaylen Brown: Another strong performance by the Boston Celtics’ best player in the Bubble. Brown finished with a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds with two steals.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Orlando three-pointers: The Magic rank 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.0) this season. That didn’t matter on Sunday as Orlando drained 15.” data-reactid=”32″>Orlando three-pointers: The Magic rank 22nd in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (11.0) this season. That didn’t matter on Sunday as Orlando drained 15.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Kemba Walker: It was one of those nights for Kemba Walker who scored just four points while missing eight of his nine shots from the field.” data-reactid=”34″>Kemba Walker: It was one of those nights for Kemba Walker who scored just four points while missing eight of his nine shots from the field.

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Terrence Ross: One of the best scoring reserve guards in the NBA, Ross had 18 points to go with seven rebounds.” data-reactid=”36″>Terrence Ross: One of the best scoring reserve guards in the NBA, Ross had 18 points to go with seven rebounds.

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