Led by Jayson Tatum’s season-high 51 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists, the Celtics defeat the Hornets, 130-118. Derrick White added 19 points and 8 assists in the victory, while LaMelo Ball tallied 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the Hornets in the losing effort. The Celtics have won their 7th consecutive game and improve to 33-12 on the season, while the Hornets fall to 11-34.
Jayson Tatum becomes the 4th player in NBA history to record at least 50+ points on MLK Day, joining
Damian Lillard, 61 points – 1/20/2020
Kemba Walker, 52 points – 1/18/2016
Gilbert Arenas, 51 points – 1/15/2007
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