Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown Break Celtics Record in Season Opener

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown became the first pair of Boston Celtics teammates to score 30+ points in a season opener on Wednesday in the team’s 122-121 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.


Brown led the way with 33 points, five rebounds, and four assists on 13-24 shooting from the field.

Tatum followed closely behind with 30 points and seven rebounds – as well as capping off the night with a game-winning three-point shot over reigning Defensive Player of the Year Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The Celtics entered the night without star point guard Kemba Walker who’s been nursing a knee injury since before the bubble.

The Bucks struggled to contain Brown, Tatum, and backup guard Jeff Teague (19 points, 4-4 3PT) all night.

Celtics’ head coach Brad Stevens spoke about Tatum’s game winning shot after the game.

“He’s a good offensive player, got his shot up, it was a well-challenged shot, well-defended shot, I guess we’re lucky it went in,” Stevens said, via Celtics.com.

“But it was a great game and presented a lot of situations that NBA basketball and playing against a good opponent provides.”

The Celtics will look to keep rolling on Friday in their Christmas Day matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.

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