Jayson Tatum wins NBA Skills Challenge with stunning half-court shot

Jayson Tatum converted the stunning long-range three to trump Atlanta Hawks youngster Trae Young in Charlotte on Saturday.

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Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum won the NBA Skills Challenge after nailing a half-court shot on All-Star weekend. Tatum converted the stunning long-range attempt to beat Atlanta Hawks youngster Trae Young in Charlotte on Saturday.

With Young ahead of him and preparing to make a shot from beyond the arc, Tatum did not break stride as he nailed the sensational three-pointer. "I'm just here trying to have fun. I threw it up and it went in," Tatum told TNT afterwards.

 

Tatum — who has been linked with a move away from the Celtics amid the team's reported interest in wantaway New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis — overcame Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley in the first round.

The 20-year-old forward then trumped Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets before pipping Young in the final.