WATCH: Jayson Tatum hangs 53 points on the Timberwolves in historic outing

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Boston Celtics All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum had himself a game and then some against the Minnesota Timberwolves at TD Garden Friday evening. After a slow start and a forced extra period, Tatum and the Celtics finally dispatched the Timberwolves 145 – 136 to finish off Boston’s seven game home stand, with the Duke product producing a historic night in the process.

Tatum scored 53 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and a block on 16-of-25 shooting including 60% from 3 and 15-of-16 from the line, the sort of stat line that has only been equalled by the likes of legends such as Larry Bird and Kevin McHale.

That he did it at just 23 years old is even more impressive.

Watch the highlights of Tatum’s career night in the clip embedded above produced by Tomasz Kordylewski, it was at once a game to remember while also — at least at first — being one to forget.

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Celtics survive Wolves 145 - 136 in OT as Tatum pours in career-high 53 points