Jayson Tatum gets one and a dunk on Giannis Antetokounmpo


Tatum appeared to injure his wrist during the play.

Jayson Tatum threw a dunk as he was fouled by Giannis Antetokounmpo. Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Jayson Tatum and the Celtics offense stalled for much of the first half of Game 3 against the Bucks.

They might have gotten the spark they needed from their star. About four minutes into the second quarter, Celtics goalie Derrick White deflected an inbound pass from Bucks goalie Jrue Holiday. Celtics forward Grant Williams picked up the deflection and sent an out pass to Tatum, who appeared to have a clear path to the basket.

However, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo nearly caught Tatum on the edge. Antetokounmpo’s effort to get a block failed, however, as he ended up fouling Tatum, who dunked the ball home.

The showpiece game quickly turned into Celtics fans holding their breath. Tatum lost his balance as he descended from the dunk, stumbling into the upright under the ledge and landing on his left wrist. Tatum lay on the ground for a few moments as he grabbed her wrist before walking away. Meanwhile, the referees had a quick review to see if Antetokounmpo had committed a flagrant foul on the play. They determined that he did not.

Tatum completed the and-one from the free throw line to give Boston a 30-28 lead, its first lead since Milwaukee went up six.

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