Tatum becomes first player in NBA history to accomplish this feat originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics superstar dropped 49 points with 11 rebounds and shot 8-for-12 from 3-point range. It was the second time in the 24-year-old’s career that he notched 45+ points, 10+ rebounds, and 8+ 3-pointers in a game. Before Tatum, no other NBA player ever had multiple games with those numbers, according to StatMuse.
Tatum’s 49-point outing was his season-high and marked his 14th career game with 40 or more points. He also registered his 900th career 3-pointer to become the only NBA player with 900+ 3s before turning 25 years old.
The historic performance helped the C’s to a 134-121 victory over the Heat. They’ll look to duplicate their effort when they host Miami again on Friday night.