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Five rational thoughts following the Celtics epic win over Clips

Jayson Tatum is the talk of the NBA today following his [insert your own adjective here] performance in last night’s heart-pounding win over the Clippers.

But this game was loaded with exciting moments and clutch plays.

The defense on Kawhi was phenomenal

Not only did Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum have explosive offensive games, but they also stifled Kawhi. According to NBA Box Score matchups, JT guarded Kawhi for 5:56 and held him to 8 points on 4-12 shooting. Smart guarded Kawhi for 6:55 and held him to 4 points on 1-6 shooting.