The Celtics seem to be looking to finish the season on a high note. After a huge comeback against San Antonio, they finished April with an 11-5 record, including two career highs from young superstar Jayson Tatum. Tatum led Boston to a 60-point comeback victory over the Spurs on Friday night, after scoring 53 just two weeks prior.
Tatum and the legendary Larry Bird tied for the most points in Celtics history with that number.
Most notably, he only needed 37 field goal attempts, despite Boston’s offensive engine’s constant pursuit of the basket.
That set the stage for his pull-up three, a skill he’s honed since being drafted in 2017.
Tatum also had five assists and no turnovers, which is incredible. That is about as good an offensive performance in the NBA as you can see.
Much of this happened in the middle of a comeback. Boston was down 29 at halftime and looking hapless once more, as they have on many occasions this season. In the first half, the Celtics only managed to score 48 points.
Without Kemba Walker and in a game in which Jaylen Brown went 5-24 from the field, it took every bit of effort from Tatum to will the Celtics to victory. They are now tied with Atlanta for fifth in the East and are only two games in the loss column behind the Knicks for fourth.