Celtics star Jayson Tatum named to All-NBA Third Team


Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has reached another impressive milestone in his young career.

The 22-year-old star was named to the All-NBA Third Team on Wednesday, joining Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook.

Tatum took his game to another level this season, setting career highs with 23.4 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game. He shot 45 percent from the field and 40.3 percent from 3-point range.

The C's forward also made his first NBA All-Star Game appearance this season and was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February.

Tatum has carried his strong regular season play into the playoffs, where he's leading the team with 25.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

The Celtics will resume their Eastern Conference finals series against the Heat in Game 2 on Thursday night. Miami leads the series 1-0.