Wake up, East coast. This was huge.
Jayson Tatum’s improvement on defense is one of the unsung developments in Boston’s 10-1 start. Here’s ESPN’s Zach Lowe in his weekly 10 Things I Like And Don’t Like column: “Tatum has grown into a good defender -- smart, rangy, with a knack for disrupting stuff away from the ball.” That couldn’t be more true tonight when JT took over the final two minutes of crunch time. If you re-watch that play, you can see Marcus Smart quarterback Tatum to switch spots to be there for the steal.