By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston
BOSTON – Heading into Tuesday night’s play-in game against the Wizards, some were questioning Jayson Tatum’s ability to lead the Boston Celtics.
After starting the game 2-for-8 in the first quarter, Tatum turned it on and never looked back. Seeing Tatum attack the rim over and over again made teammate Tristan Thompson an extremely happy man. “We know what he can do, and he has to set the tone early for us.”
Tuesday night’s outburst was the third game where Tatum scored 50 or more points this season, and each of those have come in the last 39 games, highlighted by a 60-point evening in an overtime win against the Spurs.