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Jayson Tatum sits out vs. Argentina with sore knee

Jun 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts during a timeout late during the fourth quarter of game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 1, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum (0) reacts during a timeout late during the fourth quarter of game five of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics two-time All-Star forward Jayson Tatum missed Team USA’s Olympic exhibition game against Argentina on Tuesday in Las Vegas because of a sore right knee.

ESPN reported Tatum’s status as day-to-day and his absence precautionary.

Team USA defeated Argentina 108-80.

Tatum struggled in the Americans’ 91-83 loss against Australia on Monday night, scoring only eight points on 4-for-12 shooting and missing all six of his 3-point attempts.

The loss marked the first American men’s basketball team to lose back-to-back games since 1992, when professionals were first allowed to play for the U.S.

Tatum, 23, scored 15 points with seven rebounds in Team USA’s upset loss to Nigeria.

–Field Level Media