Historic performance for the Jays; Chris Paul in Point God mode; LeBron James joins KAJ

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Jayson Tatum always hot

In the Celtics’ victory over the Wolves, Jayson Tatum had 34 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Over the last 5 games he is 31.6 points at 78.4% eFG%. Only one other player in Celtics history has shot at least 30 points and 75% eFG% in 5 straight games. This is Larry Birs in March 1986.

The Untenable Jays

Jayson Tatum therefore scored 34 points, while Jaylen Brown added 31 points. Both have scored at least 25 points in the Celtics’ last 6 games, 6 wins. They are only the 3rd pair of teammates in history to string together 6 games with at least 25 points each. The others are Jerry West & Elgin Baylor and Shaquille O’Neal & Kobe Bryant.

C’s in history

Boston is now on a series of 24 wins in 28 games, with an impressive differential of 443 on this series, an average difference of 15.8 points. In history, only teams have had a better differential in 28 consecutive games (over the same season):

  • 1970-71 Bucks
  • 1971-72 Lakers
  • 2015-16 Spurs

LeBron James joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

With 39 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, LeBron James became only the second player in history to reach 37,000 career points with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It took him 76 games less than KAJ to get there.

The King is the youngest player to reach each thousand point milestone from 1,000 to 37,000 points

Historic comeback for the Pelicans

For his return to competition, Brandon Ingram shone in the victory of his team against the Lakers with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. It allowed the Pelicans, who were 23 points down in the first half and 20 at the break, to close their biggest deficit in history at the break. He scored 16 points in the second half.

Joel Embiid in MVP mode

Joel Embiid went all out in the Sixers’ loss to Phoenix with 37 points, 15 rebounds and 3 steals. It’s his 17th 35/10 this season, 6 more than any other player this season. He now holds the second franchise total, ahead of Charles Barkley and behind Wilt Chamberlain.

Chris Paul in Point God mode

In the success of the Suns, Chris Paul compiled 19 points, 14 assists and 1 fly ball. This is the 182nd time in his career that he has signed at least 10 assists while losing less than 2 balls. This is by far the NBA record since since the NBA counts lost balls in 1977-78, John Stockton is second with 151.

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