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Jay Team in a remake of McHale-Bird scoring challenge


Jaylen Brown took scoring honors versus the Knicks on April 7, 2021 with 32 points. Last night - two days later - his Jay Team partner, Jayson Tatum, countered by pouring in a team-high 53 points against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Both contests were much-needed wins for the Celtics. Boston took the game last night by a score of 145-136 in overtime.

Flashback to March 3, 1985. Kevin McHale scored a Celtics then-record 56 points in a game against the Detroit Pistons. That record didn't last long. None days later, Larry Bird put on one of the most awesome offensive displays ever witnessed, breaking McHale's record by lighting up the Atlanta Hawks for 60 points. Larry graciously acknowledged his teammates:

“Sixty points is awful tough to get and you can’t do it without the help of your teammates”, Bird said in a post-game interview.

 The win versus Minnesota was a team effort. The Celtics passed off for 32 assists in the contest, and Jayson's points were extremely efficient. He shot 64% on field goals - 60% from beyond the arc - and 94% (15-of-16) on foul shots

 Tatum was not only high-scorer for Bostonhe led the entire League in points for the night. But once again, his accuracy.was astounding. His shots came from everywhere, and everything seemed to work. At least for one game, we were brought back to March 12, 1985 when Larry Bird put on such a dazzling show, some of the Atlanta players were falling off the end of their bench.



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