Celtics star Jayson Tatum is playing vs. Blazers

Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics, injury

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics have experienced some rough losses as of late, coughing up a 28-point lead against the Brooklyn Nets, suffering back-to-back overtime defeats against the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers, and slipping up against the worst team in the NBA, the Houston Rockets. However, the Celtics have a chance to claim their fourth win in their past five games when they face the Portland Trail Blazers on the road.

Following the Milwaukee Bucks’ loss on Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics have a golden opportunity to draw closer to being the Eastern Conference 1-seed. The question is if Jayson Tatum is playing tonight vs. the Blazers.

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Jayson Tatum injury status vs. Blazers

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Jayson Tatum avenged his Celtics teammate Derrick White from a Rudy Gobert taunt during the Celtics’ 104-102 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. However, Tatum paid a huge price by doing so. The Celtics star appeared to hurt his hip after crashing hard on the hardwood following a resounding slam over the three-time Defensive Player of the Year.

As a result, Tatum was initially listed as questionable to play for the Celtics’ contest against the Blazers due to a hip contusion. However, Tatum said Friday afternoon he will play despite the hip being sore.

For his part, Tatum had said following the Timberwolves game that the hip contusion he suffered from the poster was “nothing crazy” and that he only needed to reduce swelling by icing the sore area. It looks like he’s healthy enough to play on Friday, which will give Boston a major boost.

So, the answer to the question of whether or not Jayson Tatum is playing tonight vs. the Blazers is yes.
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