To play for the Celtics is to know that you simply’re a part of a wealthy historical past of success in Boston. The listing of Corridor of Famers is lengthy and their accomplishments storied. So when one in all your teammates has an opportunity so as to add his identify to the report books, you do every thing you’ll be able to to assist him do it.
Late within the fourth quarter towards the Timberwolves on Friday evening, the Celtics had been on the verge of finishing a comeback towards Minnesota and had been seeking to shut out the sport. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum crossed half court docket on a break free. Tatum was nearing the 50-point mark and all people within the constructing knew it, together with Brown. Then this occurred:
It was a selfless act, however aware of the second. Brown knew this was Tatum’s evening.
“All people acknowledged how unselfish that was, simply to know the evening I used to be having,” Tatum said after the game. “He may’ve simply scored and we’d’ve nonetheless had two factors, however it simply exhibits the expansion in all of us that, within the second, we’re joyful for each other and we get pleasure from one another’s success.”
The sport would ultimately go into extra time and Tatum would rating 53 factors on the evening. Tatum grew to become the youngest Celtic ever to attain 50+ factors in a single recreation and yesterday, he was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.