Jayson Tatum Named Eastern Conference Player Of The Week For First Time


For the second time in as many weeks, the Boston Celtics roster the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Jayson Tatum on Monday earned the honor for the first time in his career8*59 after averaging 29.8 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 blocks to help the Celtics to a 4-0 record.

Tatum’s point total was third in the NBA during the span as he¬†shot 50 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from behind the arc.

Celtics teammate Jaylen Brown earned the Eastern Conference Player of the Week honor last week.

This is the third time this NBA season that teammates have received back-to-back honors, according to Forbes’ Chris Grenham.

Tatum and the Celtics will take their seven consecutive wins into Tuesday night as they visit Houston Rockets with tip-off set for 9:30 ET.

Thumbnail photo via Alonzo Adams/USA TODAY Sports Images

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