BOSTON -- Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum missed Boston's 137-93 win against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday because of a left hip contusion.
The 25-year-old MVP candidate is averaging a team-leading 30.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.7 assists. This was only the sixth game he has missed this season.
In a 120-95 victory over Indiana on Friday, Tatum posted his 40th game of 30 or more points this season, setting a franchise record. He passed Hall of Famer Larry Bird, who had 39 30-point games during the 1987-88 season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.