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Jayson Tatum injures right shoulder in Game 3, but recovers in Celtics loss


Jayson Tatum suffered Matthew J Lee/Globe Staff

The injuries kept piling up in Saturday’s Game 3 between the Celtics and the Heat.

Celtics star Jayson Tatum was the third player to be injured during the game. Tatum appeared to injure his right shoulder in the fourth quarter when Heat guard Victor Oladipo knocked the ball off him. Tatum tried to get the ball back, but injured himself there, disallowing him to do so. Tatum remained on the ground as play continued. Jaylen Brown got a block on the defensive end and completed a 3-point play after being fouled on a shot. The foul allowed Tatum to leave the match.

However, much like Marcus Smart in the third quarter, Tatum returned to action soon after, only missing 1:28 of the game.

Unlike Smart though, Tatum didn’t have a dramatic mark after reentering the game. The Celtics star struggled throughout Game 3, scoring just 10 points on 3-of-14 shooting with six turnovers in the loss.

In addition to Tatum and Smart’s injuries, Heat star Jimmy Butler was also injured in Game 3. He left the game at halftime and did not return due to knee inflammation. straight.


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