Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics shook off a slow first half to top the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and stave off elimination.
Tyler Herro scored a Miami Heat rookie-record 37 points and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Jaylen Brown scored 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and the Celtics got right back into the East finals with a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 21 to help Boston pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, who has been outspoken on social issues in recent months, said the goal is to have an immediate and direct impact.
After sweeping the Sixers in the first round of the Playoffs, the Celtics will face reigning champions Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.
George Floyd murder: Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says empathy means more than basketball right now
As protests rage in several US cities following the death of George Floyd, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes the best way he can be helpful to his players right now is by listening to them.
NBA stars Jaylen Brown, Karl-Anthony Towns join protests over George Floyd killing; LeBron James, Michael Jordan raise voice on social media
NBA stars like Jaylen Brown and Karl-Anthony Towns joined protests over the killing of George Floyd while LeBron James, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan raised their voice on social media
NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers
Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Boston send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season
NBA: James Harden, Trae Young score 40-point triple doubles as Rockets beat Hawks; DeMar DeRozan powers Spurs to victory
Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and Harden are the first players to post 40-point triple-doubles in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau
NBA: DeMar DeRozan shines as Spurs snap Bucks' winning-streak; De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield power Kings to victory
Milwaukee defeated the San Antonio Spurs 127-118 on Saturday at home but could not maintain its early momentum in a rare home-and-home set of back-to-back games
On a “Flashback Friday” in which the Rockets wore retro ketchup-and-mustard uniforms from their back-to-back NBA title days in the mid-90s, Harden sported a white headband and cornrows
NBA: Jaylen Brown matches career-high points total as Celtics win; D’Angelo Russell stars in Warriors' victory over Suns
D’Angelo Russell had 31 points and six assists, and the Warriors rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to beat Phoenix for its fourth straight victory
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo leads Bucks to 13th consecutive victory; LeBron James, Anthony Davis shine as Lakers thrash Jazz
The last time Antetokounmpo's Bucks had a longer winning streak than this was when they won 16 in a row spanning the end of the 1972-73 season and the beginning of 1973-74
NBA: Buddy Hield scores season-high 35 points as Kings snap Celtics' winning streak; LeBron James dazzles in Lakers' victory
Kings centre Richaun Holmes sank two decisive free throws with 13 seconds remaining to give the Kings their fifth win in seven games after an 0-5 start
NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns' buzzer-beater helps Timberwolves beat Grizzlies in overtime; Jaylen Brown leads Celtics to victory
Karl-Anthony Towns sank a fade-away jump shot at the buzzer to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 99-97 overtime victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.
NBA: Jayson Tatum scores 23 points as Boston Celtics cruise past Philadelphia 76ers in season opener
The NBA season opener between Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers saw the Celtics claim victory as Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds while reserve Marcus Morris added 16 points.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: LeBron James scores 44 to lead Cavaliers over Celtics and level series at 2-2
In unleashing his sixth 40-point performance of this year's playoffs, LeBron James rose to second on the all-time 40 or more playoff game list.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: LeBron James' 42-point performance in vain as Celtics take 2-0 lead over Cavaliers
After the defeat LeBron James said, "They did what they had to do to protect home court and now it is our time as well. We will see what we are made of on Saturday."
NBA finals: LeBron James not worried despite Cleveland Cavaliers' humbling loss to Boston Celtics in Game one
James, trying to reach his eighth consecutive NBA Finals, admits the Cavaliers need to make some changes before the best-of-seven playoff series resumes in Boston.
NBA Playoffs: DeMar DeRozan inspires Raptors' rout of Wizards; Celtics stun Bucks to take 2-0 lead in series
DeRozan, who also contributed four assists and five rebounds, spearheaded a rampant Toronto offence, which saw six players finish with double-digit points tallies.