It's the fourth occasion this season that the Celtics All-Star has been recognized as the best player in East -- tying Larry Bird -- including consecutive weeks and for a third time this month winning the award.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum have been named the NBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for Week 23 of the 2021-22 season (March 21-27). pic.twitter.com/fnOHlTmm99— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) March 28, 2022
Tatum becomes the first Celtic to take home back-to-back Player of the Week honors. He also is just the second player in NBA history to earn the award three times in the same month, since LeBron James back in January of 2012.
The Celtics went 3-0 this past week (against OKC, Utah and Minnesota) to extend their win streak to six and climb to the top of the East, while Tatum continued to add to an already outstanding month by averaging 32.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 1.0 blocks from March 21 to March 27 -- the most by any player in the conference.
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