There seems to be no stopping Jayson Tatum.
The Celtics forward exploded for 33 points in Boston’s 114-103 win against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.
The win not only extended the C’s streak to three, Tatum also joined some exclusive company. The 33 points marked the third straight game of at least 30 and the sixth time he’s done so this month.
But the 21-year-old now has 11 30-point games this season, tying him with Antoine Walker who did so during the 1997-98 season when he was 21.
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— Boston Celtics (@celtics) February 27, 2020
His three straight games of 30-plus points also marked a career-best for the forward.
Tatum continues to prove exactly why he was named a first-time All-Star this year, and is making his case that he’s a legitimate NBA star.
Head coach Brad Stevens had high praise for both Tatum and Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, who scored 37 points against the Celtics.
“Those two guys are really good, aren’t they?,” he said, per The Athletic’s Jay King. “Sometimes I think we overscrutinize the better guys in this league. When you watch them do what those two were doing, not very many people can do that.”
Here are some other notes from Wednesday’s Celtics-Jazz game:
— Boston closed out its road trip going 3-1. And did so without Kemba Walker as he recovers from a sore knee.
The C’s also…