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Jayson Tatum arrived for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals wearing a Michael Jordan shirt and MJ/Kobe Bryant pants.
The Boston Celtics had quit the Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, as they overcame a huge halftime deficit to make it a close game in the third quarter. Yet, the Miami Heat pulled away at the end to win 109-103.
Ahead of Game 4, Celtics star Jayson Tatum walked into TD Garden channeling his inner Michael Jordan. Tatum wore a shirt featuring Jordan throwing up three fingers signifying the Chicago Bulls’ NBA title three-peat. Not only that, but Tatum wore pants that featured Jordan facing Kobe Bryant one-on-one.
Jayson Tatum wears Michael Jordan shirt heading into Game 4 of Eastern Conference Finals
Game 3 was filled with injury scares, including Tatum. The Celtics star was holding his shoulder after getting tangled up with Victor Oladipo in the fourth quarter. He exited for the locker room, but returned to the court shortly afterwards. Head coach Ime Udoka said Tatum had a stinger.
Meanwhile, Smart left that same contest after rolling his right ankle with assistance. Yet, Smart returned for the remainder of the contest.
However, Smart will not be active for Game 4, as he was ruled out after experiencing increased swelling in his right ankle, which was sprained.
On Miami’s side, Jimmy Butler is going to play after being ruled out for the second half for Game 3 due to right knee inflammation. However, the Heat will be without Tyler Herro, who is dealing with a groin injury.
Can Tatum pull a Jordan in Game 4 to help tie up the series against Miami? Only time will tell.