“I tried to give him a compliment” Jayson Tatum receives first career ejection after argument with refs in Celtics’ loss vs Knicks

The Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum had a horrible night as the team suffered its second loss in the last five games, which made them lose their long-held top position in the Eastern Conference.

The Celtics experienced another defeat to the host New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden last night with a 99-108 scoreline. The Knicks’ overall dominance in the four quarters didn’t let the visiting team grab any space to get back in the game.

Furthermore, Celtics star Jayson Tatum received his first ejection in his six years of professional basketball.

What actually happened to Jayson Tatum last night?

The 24-year-old was ejected by an NBA official for a second technical foul in the final seconds of the fourth quarter. However, Tatum appears to be cool with the decision, as he said, “All the great players get thrown out a few times in their career. So, it’s good for my rep.”

In the postgame interview, the four-time NBA all-star shared his feelings and described what actually happened on the court. “It’s tough. The first one, no call. If you look, it was clearly a foul,” Tatum said. “And those are the ones that’s tough. You get a tech for something that you probably was right about.”

“Second one, I just told him this was probably the best-officiated game I’ve been a part of. I tried to give him a compliment. Didn’t go over so well,” the Celtics star forward revealed.

Prior to his ejection, Jayson had scored only 14 points with seven rebounds and nine assists in 37 minutes of play. With this loss, the Celtics are in second place in the conference with a 44-18 record.

Besides last night, the Taco Jay has scored an average of 30.4 points with 8.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season. His dominant demonstration has helped the team stay at the top of the table so far.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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