The Boston Celtics superstar forward Jayson Tatum was interviewed following the team’s 130-118 win over the Jalen McDaniels-led Charlotte Hornets on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tatum scored 18 of his 51 points in the 4th quarter.
With this 50-point game, Tatum has now passed Larry Bird for the most 50-point games in Celtics history. Boston has now won 7 straight games and will take their win streak back home to take on the defending NBA Champion Warriors on Thursday night.
“Jamal texted me after the game and he’s like, ‘If you’re ever that close to 50, nobody is going to remember the time and score, they’re just going to report if you got 50 or not,’” Tatum said, via ESPN. “That’s what was going through my mind: Jamal telling me if you get that close to 50, go get it.”