WATCH: Jayson Tatum puts up 40 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists in Game 4 loss to Nets

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With three of their best five players out in Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker and Robert Williams III, it was probably never in the cards for the Boston Celtics to win Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, but that did not stop All-NBA small forward Jayson Tatum from trying anyway.

The St. Louis native put up 40 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and 2 blocks in the 141-126 loss, shooting a very efficient 10-of-22 overall, 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and 17-of-17 from the line in 40 minutes of floor time.

While it’s no substitute for a playoff win, Celtics fans can take some solace that Tatum seems to have unlocked an ability to get to the line at will, and can get the ball to others consistently when doubled.

We’ll have to wait until next season to see these new skills in action with a team that can truly support him in the postseason — in the meantime, enjoy this highlight video put together by YouTuber Tomasz Kordylewski.

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