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On a night where Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown played far from their finest, the Boston Celtics beat the Golden State Warriors 121-118 in overtime at TD Garden on Thursday.
Tatum and Brown had a hard time shooting versus the safeguarding NBA champs. Tatum made 9-of-27 shots from the flooring and 4-of-13 shots from deep, while Brown made 6-of-18 shots from the flooring and 1-of-4 shots from deep.
Both gamers struck the accelerator down the stretch, however, assisting the Celtics connect the video game in the passing away minutes of the 4th quarter prior to powering the group to triumph in overtime.
Brown ended up with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 helps and one take in the win, while Tatum ended up with 34 points, 19 rebounds, 6 helps and 3 takes.
Thursday’s win was a declaration triumph for Tatum, Brown and the Celtics, who are genuine title competitors, and NBA Twitter admired Tatum, in specific, for his late-game heroics:
Marc D’Amico @Marc_DAmico
A clearly loud MVP declaration from Jayson Tatum throughout a win over the safeguarding champs on nationwide tv:<< br><> < br>>34 points (video game high)<< br>>19 rebounds (video game high/career high)<< br>> 6 helps<< br>> 3 takes (video game high – tie) << a href=" https://t.co/jxkOggyhTW">> pic.twitter.com/jxkOggyhTW
Tatum has actually taken another advance this season, and he’s legally in the MVP discussion, getting in Thursday’s video game averaging 31.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 helps in 43 video games while shooting 47.1 percent from the flooring and 35.2 percent from deep.
The Celtics enhanced to 34-12 on the season with the win. They presently have the very best record in the NBA and appear like real champion competitors ahead of the NBA’s Feb. 9 trade due date.