Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown join elite company after their dominant performance against the Washington Wizards.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have become the third pair of teammates to each put up over 250 points in their team’s first ten games over the last 20 seasons. Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are the only other pair of teammates to have achieved the same feat.
The dynamic duo has put the league on notice after their fiery start. Both Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are averaging over 26 points per game while shooting nearly 50% from the field. Additionally, their superior shooting performance from behind the arc has left opposing defenses in utter disarray.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown become the 3rd pair of teammates in the last 20 seasons to each record 250+ points in their team’s first ten games. They join Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant (2001-02) and Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant (3x, 2016-17 through 2018-19). pic.twitter.com/u2WOkWB88L
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The Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown Show has taken over the league
After their heartbreaking loss to the Miami Heat in the Conference Finals last year, Boston Celtics are looking to make another run for the title. Their title hopes have been put in the hands of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and they have not disappointed thus far. The Celtics had drafted Jayson Tatum in 2017 and Jaylen Brown in 2016.
They flourished as a duo after the departure of Kyrie Irving at the end of the 2018-19 season and have continuously raised their ceiling since. It will be interesting to see if this young duo can surpass the achievements of the latest Celtics ‘Big Three’ in the near future.
Brown was especially on fire through the first 8 games, shooting the rock at an elite 63.5 efg%. He’s still making a whopping 53.9% of his field goal attempts, including 42.1% from beyond the arc. He’s averaging over 25 points per game for the very first time in his career.
On the other hand, we’ve seen Jayson Tatum take over the Cs offense in the past. Last season, after Kemba went down in January, the shamrock greens needed somebody to step up to the plate. Tatum took up the mantle and has since been their leader on offense. Brown and Tatum are also sharing the rock, averaging 3.8 and 3.5 assists per game so far.