The Boston Celtics have been the story of this NBA season, holding the league’s best record at the All-Star break. Fittingly, they were the story of Sunday night’s All-Star Game as well.
We have to start with Jayson Tatum. He was voted in as a starter for the first time in his career (second appearance overall) and certainly made the most of this year’s trip. He scored an All-Star Game record 55 points on 22-of-31 shooting, including a 10-of-18 mark from three. Only Steph Curry has hit more threes in an All-Star Game. In the third quarter alone, Tatum set another game record with 27 points.
Tatum added 10 rebounds and six assists. In total, he played 35 minutes.