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After dropping 39 points on an efficient 12-of-17 shooting, the Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum revealed that he wasn’t supposed to play Friday night against the Utah Jazz.

Due to the travel issues, the Celtics were stuck in Milwaukee waiting for a pilot, so the team did not arrive back home in Boston until 1:30 PM EST.

“We kind of looked at it as a challenge,” Tatum said. “It was fun figuring it out regardless of how the last 24 hours was. It was rewarding. … It kind of brought us closer together.”