Jayson Tatum scores 51 points to lead Celtics to 116-87 rout over Wizards
Jayson Tatum broke out of his 3-point shooting slump to connect on 9 of them on his way to a season high 51 points to pace the Celtics in their blowout win over the Wizards Sunday afternoon in Washington. This is Tatum's fifth 50+ point game in the past year.
Tatum added 10 rebounds and 7 assists (with just 1 turnover), while Jaylen Brown played the sidekick role finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Smart made his return to action and led Boston with a team high +/- of +36. Smart collected 11 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals.
Tatum and the Celtics improve to 24-24 on the season and will look to duplicate today's success Tuesday when they host the Sacramento Kings.