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St. Louis native Jayson Tatum wins NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month Award for February

Not a bad way to celebrate your 22nd birthday! 🎂

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum is having a good start to his week.

On Tuesday, the Boston Celtics star and Chaminade grad turned 22 years old. Oh yeah, he also won his first NBA Player of the Month Award.

Tatum simply could not be contained in February. He averaged 30.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game in the month and led the Celtics to a 9-3 record.

Tatum's February was highlighted by his 41-point performance against LeBron James and the Lakers in LA on Feb. 23. James was actually named the Western Conference Player of the Month alongside Tatum, averaging 26 points and 8.1 rebounds a game in February.

Tatum was also a first-time All-Star in February, representing the Celtics in the showcase in Chicago.

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