Jayson Tatum absolutely dropped the hammer on Giannis Antetokounmpo in the second period of Saturday’s Game 3 contest between the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. It was a sepctacular poster dunk, no doubt, but Tatum may have come out from the incident the worse for wear.
After the Celtics’ 103-101 loss, Tatum revealed that his fall from Giannis’ foul during the play may have caused a recurrence of a lingering wrist injury. Be that as it may, it sounds like Tatum isn’t stressing about it too much:
“That’s something I’ve been dealing with for probably like two months now,” Tatum said. “It wasn’t anything abnormal. When I fell on it, it bothered me. but nothing I haven’t been dealing with the last two months.”
Jayson Tatum on his wrist: "That's something I've been dealing with for probably like two months now. It wasn't anything abnormal. When I fell on it, it bothered me. but nothing I haven't been dealing with the last two months."
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) May 7, 2022
Jayson Tatum said his wrist bothered him after the dunk and foul from Giannis, but he's been dealing with pai in that wrist for a couple of months now and it's nothing new.
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) May 7, 2022
Here’s a look at the play in question as the Celtics star put the former back-to-back MVP on a poster:
JAYSON TATUM ELEVATES ON THE BREAK OVER GIANNIS 🚀pic.twitter.com/XG741FH7Gm
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 7, 2022
Hopefully, the wrist injury doesn’t flare up overnight. However, the fact that Tatum revealed how he’s been playing through the pain for a couple of months now is a bit concerning.
It is also worth noting that Tatum had an uncharachteristically foregttable performance in Game 3, going just 4-of-19 for 10 points. We’re just hoping that his wrist didn’t bother him too much during the game and that we can just chalk this off as an off night.