Despite being without Jaylen Brown, the Boston Celtics sunk 25 3-pointers and defeated the Charlotte Hornets 127-116 at home on Friday night. Jayson Tatum finished with a game-high 41 points and five 3-pointers, including his 1,000th of the season. Tatum, 24, is the NBA’s youngest player to make 1,000 3-point field goals.
Derrick White from Boston added eight 3-pointers, a career-high, and had 33 points overall. Center The Celtics attempted 55 3-pointers while Robert Williams III grabbed 16 rebounds. Also Read: Gary Payton II failed physical jeopardises the Warriors’ four-team arrangement.
The Charlotte attack was led by LaMelo Ball (24) and Terry Rozier (27 points). Center Mark Williams, who had 11 points and 12 rebounds led the Hornets, who have lost their last seven road games overall and six straight games overall,.
Boston was ahead 71-53 at the half and 32-24 after one quarter. Despite a 15-0 rally in the last minutes of the third quarter, Charlotte was down 97-81 going into the fourth. Midway through the third, Boston had a 28-point lead, but Charlotte closed the gap to 10 points in the fourth.
Jayson Tatum is the NBA’s youngest player to hit 1,000 three-pointers
Tatum scored his 1,000th career three-pointer on Friday night. Becoming the NBA’s youngest player to do so at 24 years and 344 days.
Jayson Tatum beat the mark set by his boyhood friend, Washington Wizards standout Bradley Beal, who hit his 1,000th 3-pointer at the age of 25 years and 223 days.
Tatum’s outside shooting percentage isn’t the best for the Celtics. But he attained this record in part because of his enormous volume: The forward, who is in his sixth season. He has made at least 170 3-pointers in three straight seasons. And is now sixth in the NBA with 171 made threes while shooting at a 35.3 percent clip as of Friday night. Also Read: Boston Celtics vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction and Injury Report
Many points have resulted from all of those three-pointers: In addition, Jayson Tatum surpassed Isaiah Thomas’ Celtics franchise record for most points scored before the All-Star break, set in 2016–17, by scoring 12 points on Wednesday night against the Philadelphia 76ers (1,583).
Since joining the NBA at the age of 19, Tatum has put up incredible numbers from Day 1. He’s only gotten better, and in Year 6, he became a serious MVP contender. Before they said and did all, he might seriously harm the record books of the NBA. And the Celtics if he keeps going in this direction.
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