Jayson Tatum outduels Markelle Fultz in Summer League rookie showdown

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SALT LAKE CITY — Rookies Jayson Tatum and Markelle Fultz were already familiar foes before reaching the NBA, and they will be forever intertwined because of the blockbuster trade that delivered them to their respective Atlantic Division homes.

How appropriate then that, pitted against each other in their NBA debuts, the two found themselves dueling in the final seconds of the Boston Celtics’ 89-88 triumph over the Philadelphia 76ers Monday in the opener of the Utah Jazz Summer League on the University of Utah campus.

Tatum hit a go-ahead, pull-up jumper with 5.7 seconds remaining to cap a 21-point performance, while Fultz was blocked by Boston’s Jaylen Brown trying to muscle home a reverse layup at the opposite end as the Celtics escaped with the win.

“Me and Markelle have known each other for a long time, from high school we played against each other, all the All-Star games, McDonald’s [All American Game], Hoops Summit, Jordan Brand,” said Tatum. “[Now] we finally reached our dream and I’m

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