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Jayson Tatum’s 60 points, Celtics’ huge comeback draws reaction from Brad Stevens

Jayson Tatum, Brad Stevens, Celtics

Earlier in the day, Boston Celtics fans were viciously booing their team as they headed into the locker room at halftime with a huge deficit against the San Antonio Spurs. After a horrid first-half performance, Boston took a complete u-turn in the second half with Jayson Tatum leading the charge for what turned out to be a tremendous comeback win by Boston.

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens admitted that he was extremely unhappy with how his team played in the first two quarters, but at the end of the day, he had nothing but praise for Tatum’s career night:

After being outscored by the Spurs 77-48 in the first half, the Celtics came out firing after the break. Stevens must have said something to fire up his men as they came in as a different team in the second half.

Boston ended up scoring 80 points in the third and fourth quarters while holding the Spurs to just 51 points. The game needed an extra period and the Celtics eventually emerged with the win, 143-140. This was thanks in large part to Jayson Tatum and what was an absolutely memorable performance from the Boston superstar.

Tatum finished with 60 points on 20-of-37 shooting to go along with five triples, eight rebounds, five assists, a block, and zero turnovers in 45 minutes of action. It goes without saying that the Celtics would have suffered an embarrassing defeat had it not been for Tatum’s heroics. Boston just showed their mettle in this one as they came back from what clearly looked like an insurmountable lead.