Jayson Tatum compiled the highest score by any Celtics player not named Larry Bird. His 60 points led the Celtics to an improbable 32-point comeback.
The Boston Celtics have been one of the most inconsistent teams across the NBA all season long. Going down by a margin of 32 points at home to the Spurs is something right in their alley.
And yet, Jayson Tatum powered them to one of the greatest comeback wins in league history. We don’t have to put qualifiers on it, because only the Utah Jazz and the Sacramento Kings have overcome greater deficits.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 1, 2021
Tatum had to take 37 shots on a night when the Cs were without the services of the resurgent Kemba Walker. Jaylen Brown was piss poor all game long, but he hit a crucial corner 3 in overtime that gave the Celtics a lead they’d never give up.
NBA Fans react to Jayson Tatum’s 60 points, Celtics’ 32-point comeback
As expected, Celtics fans have taken Twitter by storm. This is, of course, an occasion that demands it. Cs fans have had to lay low all season long because the theme of their season has mostly been about losing close games. A comeback like this can galvanize any fanbase
Celtics win after being down 32 mood pic.twitter.com/l80Zmwusb6
— Boston Diehards (@Boston_Diehards) May 1, 2021
If you’re not watching this Celtics-Spurs game, you’re missing out. What. A. Game.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) May 1, 2021
Jayson Tatum just tied Larry Bird’s Celtics Franchise High with 60 Points in the OT Win over the Spurs
The Celtics have a truly special player with a bright future pic.twitter.com/fn9n3hhPZH
— KBs GOAT (@KbsGoat) May 1, 2021
JAYSON MOTHERFUCKING TATUM pic.twitter.com/g0y4pdlCJc
— Jaden ‼️ (@JadenHours_) May 1, 2021
The Celtics went down by 30 so Jayson Tatum could get 50…. pic.twitter.com/KbDzMBUkaD
— Alford Corriette (@alfcorriette) May 1, 2021
Obviously the Celtics need to not be going down by 32 points to a team not even in the top 8 of the Western Conference. But it’s still a win, and it has come against one of the most clutch teams in the league.
This game is proof that Celtics have the ability to grind out wins from hopeless positions. They might have to do a lot more of this when the playoffs come around.