Boston Celtics superstar Jayson Tatum is having another great season.
After coming up short in the 2022 NBA Finals, Tatum resolved to keep getting better, and he did.
After a stellar 2022-23 NBA season, where he led his team to the playoffs yet again, he achieved a major feat.
In addition to becoming the first Boston Celtic to average 30 points per game in a season, Tatum accomplished another feat.
FIRST 30PPG SEASON IN CELTICS HISTORY!!
keep making history @jaytatum0
— Drew Hanlen (@DrewHanlen) April 8, 2023
He recorded 11 40-point games in a season, tying Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird in that item.
Jayson Tatum this season:
– Eighteen 30/10 games
– first in points
Ties Larry Bird with most 40-point games (11) in a season by a Celtic. pic.twitter.com/uP8wAbwdAL
— Statmuse (@statmuse) April 9, 2023
He finished the season averaging 30.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per outing in 74 games.
Starting this season amidst heavy controversy, the Celtics became something of a minus.
Over time, they turned things around under the leadership of Tatum and Jaylen Brown.
The forward continues to make history for this team as he tries to lead them to the promised land.
Added to these records, he also posted 18 30/10 games during the season.
The Celtics end the 2022-23 NBA season as the second best team in the Eastern Conference.
They know they have a great chance to return to the finals and achieve what the Golden State Warriors achieved last season.
Tatum knows he needs to do better this campaign to avoid all the criticism he received last season.
As it stands now, only the Milwaukee Bucks can trouble the Celtics, but anything can happen now.
The playoffs are the biggest platform for superstars and Tatum is well aware of that.
If he wants to cement his status as a Celtic great, he needs to clinch the championship this season.
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