On a night where Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played far from their finest, the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 121-118 in overtime at TD Garden on Thursday.
Tatum and Brown had a hard time shooting versus the safeguarding NBA champs. Tatum made 9-of-27 shots from the flooring and 4-of-13 shots from deep, while Brown made 6-of-18 shots from the flooring and 1-of-4 shots from deep.
Both gamers struck the accelerator down the stretch, however, assisting the Celtics connect the video game in the passing away minutes of the 4th quarter prior to powering the group to triumph in overtime.
Brown ended up with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 helps and one take in the win, while Tatum ended up with 34 points, 19 rebounds, 6 helps and 3 takes.
Thursday’s win was a declaration triumph for Tatum, Brown and the Celtics, who are genuine title competitors, and NBA Twitter admired Tatum, in specific, for his late-game heroics:
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Jayson Tatum shot like shit and had some horrible turnovers. > He’s likewise chosen: >34 points>19 rebounds> 6 helps> 3 takes > And he’s played the last 41 minutes of this video game without a rest.
Dan Greenberg @StoolGreenie
Tatum is offering the precise efficiency everybody stated he required to offer and individuals remain in my points out stating he was “awful” and had an “horrible” video game >34/19/ 6/3 with substantial containers down the stretch. Please get a life
Yaya Dubin @JADubin5
Boston winning a video game where Tatum-Brown integrate to shoot 15-45 is quite remarkable, even if it protests the Road Warriors, who are essentially the Rockets.
Ashley Nicole Moss @AshNicoleMoss
Jayson Tatum is HOOPIN’ HOOPIN’
Marc D’Amico @Marc_DAmico
A clearly loud MVP declaration from Jayson Tatum throughout a win over the safeguarding champs on nationwide tv: >34 points (video game high)>19 rebounds (video game high/career high)> 6 helps> 3 takes (video game high – tie) > pic.twitter.com/jxkOggyhTW
Jayson Tatum tonight: >34 PTS>19 REB> 6 AST>12-12 FEET > First Celtics gamer ever with that statline. > pic.twitter.com/RMgxiDlLcD
Kendrick Perkins @KendrickPerkins
Getting that damn monkey off your back in a finals rematch got ta be a damn great sensation for Tatum and the Celtics! Continue …
Chris Brockman @chrisbrockman
MVP night from Tatum. Once again. > #celtics
Dave Peck @DaveLPeck
Tatum in some way makes 34/19 look unsteady, however a real group (that’s t-e-a-m, group) efficiency. That’s appealing.
Brad Carson @BradCarson
Jason Tatum is the reality. What a gamer. Cool individual with the minute there for EJ’s mama.
Trevor Hass @TrevorHass
Jayson Tatum is so great that 34 points, 19 rebounds and 6 helps is an “off night.”
Tatum has actually taken another advance this season, and he’s legally in the MVP discussion, getting in Thursday’s video game averaging 31.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 helps in 43 video games while shooting 47.1 percent from the flooring and 35.2 percent from deep.
The Celtics enhanced to 34-12 on the season with the win. They presently have the very best record in the NBA and appear like real champion competitors ahead of the NBA’s Feb. 9 trade due date.