After scoring 16 points in a 117-94 win over the Chicago Bulls, fifth-year Celtic star Jayson Tatum became the seventh ever Celtic to score 2,000 points in a single season.
In Chicago tonight, Jayson Tatum just scored his 2,000th point of the season. pic.twitter.com/TzE0y6bepK— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 7, 2022
The Duke alum joins Sam Jones, John Havlicek, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Paul Pierce, and Isaiah Thomas in the exclusive club.
Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game, all career-high numbers, in 75 appearances this season. He has scored 40+ three times and has scored 50+ twice this season, including a season-high 54 against the Brooklyn Nets in March. Tatum has also posted 30+ points 28 times this season.
Per Keith Smith, the Boston Celtics can clinch no worse than the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference if they get one more win over their last three games or if the Bulls and the Raptors have to lose one more game over their final stretch of regular-season games.
The Celtics have road games with the playoff-bound Bulls, Bucks, and Grizzlies to close out their regular season.