Remember that narrative that went something like Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum can’t play together? Well, we can just toss that right out the window.
(We’ve known this for a while, but Friday night just solidified it).
The Boston Celtics hung on to beat the Indiana Pacers 128-123 at TD Garden, one day after clinching a playoff berth. Brown and Tatum shined once again for the C’s, dropping 32 and 31 points, respectively. Tatum also added six assists and Brown had seven.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Tatum and Brown are the first pair of Celtics teammates to drop at least 30 points and five assists in a game since Larry Bird and Danny Ainge did so back in 1987 during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
They’ll try to do it again Sunday afternoon when the Celtics host the Washington Wizards for a 1 p.m. ET tipoff.