Jayson Tatum has always been a handful for NBA defenders.
And as the Boston Celtics forward continues to blossom into a bona fide star, he’s become increasingly more difficult to mark.
Just ask Bradley Beal.
Tatum, who knows Beal as both hail from St. Louis, dropped 32 points in 35 minutes as the C’s earned a 116-107 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday.
Yet another solid performance from Tatum gave way for Beal to explain just how daunting it is to guard the 22-year-old.
“I’m strong, I can hold my own, but (expletive) there comes a point where there’s not much you can do,” Beal said Friday night, via NBC Sports Washington’s Chase Hughes.
You can’t help but laugh because you can just hear the fatigue in his voice.
Tatum reportedly will be out the next 10-to-14 days due to COVID-19 protocols.