Celtics

Jayson Tatum wins Eastern Conference Player of the Week again

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Jayson Tatum earned another accolade Monday when the NBA announced the Boston Celtics forward had been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

Tatum averaged 42.7 points, six rebounds and six assists per game in three games from April 26 through May 2. He also shot 54.4 percent overall and 59.1 percent from 3-point range.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

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Tatum's best performance came in Friday night's historic 32-point comeback win over the San Antonio Spurs at TD Garden. He scored 60 points in an overtime victory, tying Larry Bird's team record for the most points scored in a single game.

The 23-year-old star also is the first Celtics player to win three Player of the Week awards in a single season since Kevin Garnett did it during the 2007-08 championship season.

Tatum is averaging career highs with 26.5 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game this season. He was selected to the NBA All-Star Game in February for the second year in a row.