Best of the Day: April 30, 2021


Record-breaking Jason Tatum night resulted in historic Boston comeback with 32 points

Jason Tatum They dropped 60 points, including 31 in the fourth quarter and overtime, to lead the Celtics to a 143-140 victory over Tottenham, after dropping by as much as 32 points. Not only did the Tatum output score a historic equalizer Bird Larry For the most points scored in a match in Celtics history, but he also became the first Celtic to score more than 50 points in a season at just 23 years and 58 days old, Tatum is the second youngest player to drop more than 60 points in the game.

The win was also historic for Boston as a whole, with his 32-point comeback marking the third-biggest comeback in NBA history. The Celtics also became the second team to impose overtime after trailing by more than 29 points in the first half in league history. With the win, Boston improved to a still disappointing 34-30 record, good for sixth in the East and a half game ahead of Miami.

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