BSJ Game Report: Celtics 140, Pelicans 105 – Career night for Jayson Tatum (41 points) carries Celtics

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Everything you need to know about the Celtics' win over the Pelicans with BSJ insight and analysis 

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Jayson Tatum erupts for another career night: Tatum became just the third player in Celtics history to score over 40 points in 30 minutes or less, joining Hall of Fame company in Larry Bird and Tommy Heinsohn en route to a career-high 41 points. The third-year forward was a model of efficiency against an overmatched Pelicans defense, going 16-of-22 from the field and 6-of-9 from 3-point range in just three quarters of work. His hot scoring helped the C’s open up a 20-point first-half lead and the hosts never looked back as they rode Tatum’s 19 points in the third quarter to build a 30-plus point lead and allow the starters to rest for the entire fourth quarter.