Celtics' Jayson Tatum has simple plan for NBA All-Star Skills Challenge

Nick Goss
NBC Sports Boston

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum will defend his title at the 2020 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge in Chicago on Saturday night, and it could be his last appearance in the competition.

After scoring 39 points in a thrilling, double-overtime win over the Los Angeles Clippers, Tatum spoke to TNT and shared his thoughts on the one All-Star Saturday event he's participating in.

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Tatum beat Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young in the final of last season's Skills Challenge, making him the first Celtics player to win the event since it was introduced in 2003. Only three players -- Steve Nash, Dwyane Wade and Damian Lillard -- have won the competition multiple times. Lillard is the only player to win it in back-to-back years.

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The Celtics star also will be in Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game as a member of Team LeBron. It's Tatum's first career All-Star appearance, and he'll actually be playing against Celtics teammate Kemba Walker, who is starting on Team Giannis.

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