Josh Richardson added 10 points for Boston, which won comfortably despite attempting just 11 foul shots. Tatum scored 11 points before the first five minutes had elapsed. The actual Boston lead was 52-34.
The largest Pelicans second-half comeback franchise history – 24 points – came against Boston in New Orleans last Feb. 21. Willy Hernangomez scored 14 points, Garrett Temple and Devonte’ Graham each scored 12 points, and rookie Herb Jones added 11 points.