But we all did bear witness to the St. Louis native hanging 60 big ones on San Antonio to power the Celtics to a 32-point comeback, the third largest in league history to date. It rightfully caused a stir in the wider NBA world, and immediately immortalized Tatum alongside that of iconic Boston forward Larry Bird, whose franchise record he tied. Teammate Jaylen Brown and Head Coach Brad Stevens had plenty to say about the All-NBA small forward after the game, with Stevens unable to entirely forget about the atrocious first half, as one might expect.
“Tatum was amazing,” he began, “as you know. We needed every one of those 60 points.”
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— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) May 1, 2021