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Must C’s: Jayson Tatum steals jump ball to put Celtics up late

Winning plays.

NBA: Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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