The Boston Celtics extended their win streak to seven games and won again in Charlotte on Monday, as Jayson Tatum received MVP chants on the road in a game that was much closer than the final scoreline indicated.
The Celtics had numerous opportunities to blow the game open, but allowed the Hornets to make several runs to stay in touch. Boston led by as many as 16 points late in the third quarter, but Charlotte closed the gap to two points with 8:30 remaining.
Fortunately for the Celtics, Jayson Tatum delivered another signature performance, finishing with 51 points as he drained a flurry of 3-pointers in the closing minutes. Tatum took sole possession of a franchise record with his fifth career 50-point game, breaking the record of four games he shared with Larry Bird.
Here’s what fans and analysts had to say about Monday’s game: