Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum sat out Sunday’s regular-season finale in opposition to the Atlanta Hawks, and he secured a powerful franchise report by doing so.
Since he didn’t play on Sunday, Tatum completed the season having averaged 30.1 factors per recreation. He’s the primary participant in Celtics historical past to common greater than 30 factors per recreation over a whole season.
One of many causes Tatum’s feat is so spectacular is that the Celtics are one of the storied franchises in sports activities. A few of the finest gamers in league historical past have performed for Boston. The record consists of Larry Chook, Invoice Russell, Kevin McHale, Paul Piece, Sam Jones, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Robert Parish and extra. Chook got here up simply brief when he averaged 29.9 factors per recreation for the 1987-88 season.
Anytime you possibly can accomplish one thing that the aforementioned group didn’t, it’s actually noteworthy.
Tatum helped lead the Celtics to the NBA Finals final season, the place they misplaced to the Golden State Warriors. They’re hoping for an excellent higher outcome this 12 months.