Jayson Tatum. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Jayson Tatum had some special moments in the Celtics' comeback win over the Pacers Wednesday night.
26 points, and now the NBA sophomore's averaging almost 19 in 21 career playoff games.
He only turned 21 last month.
How does Tatum keep taking his game to another level this time of year?
"I just get really excited," he said. "It's the best time of the year for basketball, and it's the most important time of the year. You gotta try to be your best, be aggressive, because every game really counts."
Fellow Duke product Kyrie Irving paced Boston with 37 points, and he's enjoyed two series-opening wins at the Garden.
"It felt good to be here in this position, playing in this arena," he said. "It's just been a long journey from having those two knee surgeries and watching the team last year, and finally getting a chance to lace 'em up for the Boston Celtics in the NBA playoffs. There's nothing like it."
Game 3 in Indiana Friday night at 8:30 p.m.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports