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.
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.
Charlotte players say Jordan spoke to them recently via video conference call about what it takes to be a champion, emphasizing the need for accountability — even if it means making teammates comfortable.
NBA: Anthony Davis wins All-Star game for Team LeBron with last throw; Kawhi Leonard claims Kobe Bryant MVP award
In the NBA All-Star game LeBron James’ team wore blue jerseys, all with the No. 2 for Gianna Bryant. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team wore red, every player wearing No. 24 on the back for Kobe Bryant.
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
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: 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: Kemba Walker scores 39 points in Celtics' win over Nets; James Harden, Russell Westbrook shine in Rockets' victory
Kemba Walker returned from a neck injury to score a season-high 39 points as Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-110 on Wednesday.
NBA: Anthony Davis' second-half blitz powers Lakers to win over Thunder; Luka Doncic shines in Mavericks' thrashing of Cavaliers
Get yourself up to date with all the happenings of the NBA in our comprehensive wrap of the day's action, including Lakers' win over OKC Thunder and Kawhi Leonard's clutch jumper.
NBA: James Harden, Russell Westbrook star in Rockets' eighth straight victory; Jayson Tatum lead Celtics to win over Suns
James Harden scored 36 points, Russell Westbrook had 28 points and a triple-double, and the Houston Rockets coasted to their eighth straight win, 132-108 over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night.
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: James Harden explodes for 59 points in high-scoring thriller; Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns ejected in Sixers' win
James Harden made the winning free throw with two seconds left, capping a 59-point performance as the Houston Rockets outgunned the Washington Wizards 159-158 on Wednesday.
FIBA World Cup 2019: USA coach Gregg Popovich singles out Australia as major title threat ahead of tournament
Australia, led by Patty Mills, who is coached by Popovich at San Antonio, lost the bronze medal final at the 2016 Olympics to Spain
NBA free agency: Kevin Durant set to depart Golden State Warriors for Brooklyn Nets; Kemba Walker headed to Boston Celtics
Two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant announced on Sunday that he will depart the Golden State Warriors, his team since 2016, for the Brooklyn Nets.
NBA: Charlotte Hornets' Kemba Walker willing to resign with team for less than 'supermax' $221 million contract
Kemba Walker says the Charlotte Hornets remain his first priority, but he plans to meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future.
NBA: Luka Doncic stars as Mavericks rout Warriors 126-91; Hornets stay in playoffs contention with victory over Celtics
Luka Doncic recorded a triple double as the Dallas Mavericks handed the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors their worst loss of the season with a 126-91 blowout on Saturday.
NBA: Milwaukee Bucks hold off LA Lakers to extend winning run; Zach LaVine's career-high 47 points power Chicago Bulls to victory
Eric Bledsoe scored 31 points, Malcolm Brogdon added 21 points, and Milwaukee held off Los Angeles for its eighth consecutive NBA victory and 10th in a row on the road