Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum put himself in truly rarified air on Friday night.
Leading the charge for the Celtics’ best comeback of the season, an epic 32-point comeback win over the Spurs at TD Garden, Tatum actually tied Larry Bird for the most points in a single game in C’s history, with 60.
I mean, it’s obviously just downright ridiculous to hear something like that when you think about all the Celtics that came before Tatum. But when factoring in the added context of Tatum’s performance — his age, the team’s status, and the in-game context of the Celtics looking dead in the water — it becomes even more insane.
And speaking after the game, the 23-year-old Tatum had an understandably difficult time wrapping his head around it.
“It’s hard to.. I don’t know,” a smiling Tatum began. “I mean, anytime you’re mentioned with a Top 10 player of all time in any stat, obviously that is a good thing. It’s something I never would have imagined at this age.”
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