With 98 points combined in back-to-back games, Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum tied Kevin McHale’s franchise scoring record over a two-game span.
24-year-old Tatum is well on his way to winning the NBA’s Player of the Month award in a landslide after scoring at a historic and record pace for most of March.
He dropped 44 points to help the Celtics beat the Hornets on Wednesday night.
Fresh off of scoring a season-high 54 points at home against the Brooklyn Nets on national television Sunday, Tatum took his high-scoring tour on the road to Charlotte, where he lit the Hornets up for 44 points to lead the Celtics to a 115-101 win Wednesday night.
Setting Boston scoring records is starting to become a trend for the three-time All-Star as he just recently tied Larry Bird for 50 point games in franchise history over the weekend.
Tatum said: “I’m in a lot better zone than I was to start the season.
“But it was just part of it. I believe in the work I put in, and I never doubted myself. I’m just thankful my teammates didn’t doubt me either.”
Not only is he matching scoring marks from legends like Bird and McHale, but Tatum also has a few of his own. The 24-year-old forward owns three of the top four scoring totals over three games in team history.