Jayson Tatum Ties Larry Bird For Most 50 Point Games in Celtics History

Jayson Tatum showed up and showed out against the Brooklyn Nets, dropping a season-high 54 points in the 126-120 win. His fourth quarter dominance of 18 points was the ultimate difference in the game.

With his recent 54-point outburst, Jayson Tatum is now tied with Larry Bird for the most 50-point games in Celtics history.

“This is what I dreamed about as a kid, and I waited my whole life to get to,” Tatum said per CBS Sports. “Obviously I have a long way to go, a long way to what I’m trying to accomplish, but [I’m] staying in the moment and just enjoying it. Having fun doing what I love everyday.” 

Tatum kept things efficient shooting 16-30 from the field overall, knocking down eight three-pointers while shooting 14-17 from the free throw line. He also added five rebounds and three assists.

The Boston Celtics hot streak coincides with their franchise player as they have won five of their last six games. They’re currently ranked fifth in the Eastern Conference.

The Boston Celtics go on the road to take on the Charlotte Hornets Wednesday night.