Celtics’ Dynamic Duo Makes History in Rout of Nets

Tyler Maher
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown made NBA history on Wednesday night.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown made NBA history on Wednesday night. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

If you take a look around the NBA, you'll notice the league is chocked full of superstar tandems. The list includes LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, and Joel Embiid and James Harden, to name a few.

The Boston Celtics might have the best duo of them all, however, in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. That was confirmed again on Wednesday night as they led Boston to a 139-96 blowout of the Brooklyn Nets.

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Tatum led all players with 31 points, while Brown was second with 26. It marked the 27th time this season that both scored at least 25 points in the same game -- an NBA record before the All-Star Break.

They still have time to add to their record, too, with seven more games on Boston's schedule before the NBA All-Star Game.

With such a lethal 1-2 punch, it's not surprising that the Celtics have the best record in the NBA (37-15), or that they rank near the top of the league in a host of offensive categories. When Tatum and Brown get going, they start to feed off each other and it opens up chances for the rest of the team.

If they can keep it up, Boston's going to be very tough to beat come playoff time. FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds agree, pegging the Celtics as favorites to win the NBA Finals at +380 odds.

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