Tatum scored 50+ points for the fourth time in his career on Sunday. In doing so, he joins Boston Celtics star Larry Bird as the only four-time winners in team history.
Against the Nets Tatum was aggressive all game long. He knocked down threes (8-15) and drove to the hoop with equal aplomb. Tatum was brilliant in both the open court and creating one-on-one matchups
feeding off the Boston crowd the entire game. He was also solid on defense too, as he continues to evolve on that end of the court.
Tatum scored 54 points in three games, averaging 41.3 points. The Celtics came back from a 14-point halftime deficit to win by nine points with a 33-point, eight-rebound, seven-assist effort.
Tatum was as impressive against the Grizzlies. Tatum scored 37 points, including a monster fourth quarter. His effort was vital, since the Celtics were missing Jaylen Brown,
A strong week revealed that last Sunday's defeat to the Pacers was an aberration. And it showed the Celtics' resolve in not letting their infrequent defeats get them down.
The Celtics are 4-3 in 2021-22 against their next three opponents. All three of those losses, however, were played without at least one player from their normal starting lineup.
Marcus Smart, who had 14 points and nine assists against the Nets to continue his contribution to Boston’s resurgence, missed two games. Brown was out for one of those losses.
Boston gets a few days rest before facing off with the Charlotte Hornets on the road on Wednesday (3/9). The Celtics are 2-1 against the Hornets, winning by 11 and six while losing by nine,
Next up, the Celtics host the Detroit Pistons on March 11. Boston is 2-1 against the Pistons but have had their struggles with this young Detroit squad. Smart was absent in that loss, too.