It’s not certain, but at this point it seems likely that Jayson Tatum will be available for Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets. The forward, who had to leave the second game after suffering a right eye injury, would be much better from the inflammation according to his coach, Brad Stevens.
“The last I heard, which was yesterday… was that it was getting better and that right now it is likely to be ready for Friday. There is a good feeling that I can play ”, explains the head coach of the greens in a radio program of The Sports Hub.
Tatum’s eye ailment occurred in the third quarter of the second game after receiving a fortuitous blow from Kevin Durant. After that mishap, Stevens’ first words were not very flattering, as he stressed that the eye was very red and swollen. Luckily for the Greens, who are 2-0 down in the first round series, it seems they can count on their best player.
The truth is that if Boston wants to have any option to win Game 3, having its star is essential. In the regular season Tatum has averaged 26.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists, reaching a 60-point game. For now, he has not been able to show all his talent in the playoffs. We’ll see if the early morning from Friday to Saturday can give the Boston fans their first joy. (GG) (NBA Maniacs)