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Boston Celtics swingman Jayson Tatum suffered a sprained left ankle in Team USA’s 93-92 win over Turkey in the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday morning, U.S. basketball officials said.
Tatum is due to have the ankle evaluated further within the next day.
He told the media it feels better already before reportedly leaving the arena on his own power, walking without a limp.
The U.S. survived after Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds to go. Turkey missed four straight free throws with less than 10 seconds left before that.
Tatum fed a pass to Middleton to set up the game’s final points, then Tatum rolled his ankle under the basket.
He tied the game with 0.1 seconds left in regulation on a pair of free throws.
Read the complete recap here.