Jayson Tatum scored his career best 60 points to lead Boston Celtics overcome a 32-point deficit against San Antonio Spurs. Tatum hit a clutch 3-point with just over 16 seconds remaining on the clock, to ensure Celtics register an emphatic comeback victory.
Jayon Tatum significant feet in this game made him rank alogside Boston Celtics’ legend Larry Bird as the player to score 60 points in a single game. Talking about the away team DeMar DeRozan had 30 points and 14 assists for the Spurs. Dejounte Murray and Lonnie Walker IV finished with 24 points each, and Jakob Poeltl finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Jayson Tatum knocks down career best 60 points
Jayson Tatum, whose previous career best was 53 points scored against Minnesota on April 9, scored 21 in the fourth quarter, then added 10 in the overtime to cap the improbable comeback with a pair of free throws that sealed it with four seconds remaining.
Jaylen finished with 17 points, Marcus Smart had 10 points and 12 assists and Aaron Nesmith had 16 points and six rebounds for Boston.
Tristan Thompson pulled down 15 rebounds and scored eight points for the Celtics, who moved a half-game up on idle Miami for sixth in the Eastern Conference standings.
San Antonio shot 71.4% in the first half, leading by as many as 32 points in the second quarter. The Spurs held a 31-point lead in the third before the Celtics started a furious rally that required an extra five minutes to complete.