WATCH: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown’s highlights vs Pistons 1/1

Justin Quinn
·1 min read

There wasn’t a whole lot to get excited over in the Boston Celtics New Year’s Day loss to the Detroit Pistons, but star wings Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum were — as usual — reliable bright spots in an otherwise unremarkable flop of a contest.

Tatum led all Celtics with 28 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal, while Brown was close behind with 25 points, 9 boards and 3 steals. Both had a tough night shooting from beyond the arc however, going a combined 4-of-18 from 3-point range. When this duo is cooking, there are few teams in the league that can stop the Celtics — but it seems at least for the rest of the team, Friday’s effort was reheating leftovers at best.

Watch the pair of videos embedded above (produced by Tomasz Kordylewski) to see the best plays of Brown and Tatum from a mostly unwatchable disaster of an effort against the Pistons on the first day of 2021.

Let’s hope it was more akin to a hangover from the success of the blowout against the Memphis Grizzlies — or perhaps of a different variety — than anything that will linger.

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OddsMoney LinePoint SpreadTotal Points
New York
+275+8.5O 212.5
Boston
-358-8.5U 212.5