Bill Russell. Larry Bird. John Havlicek. Dave Cowens. Paul Pierce.
Jayson Tatum got to 10,000 points faster than any of them, hitting the number Sunday night with a slick spin move into a lay-up and-1.
After the game, Tatum reflected on how far he has come. When drafted, he said he didn’t want to go to Boston because he wasn’t even sure he would get off the bench on a team with Gordon Hayward, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and others.
“First of all, I didn’t even want to come (to Boston) because I didn’t think I was going to play. They had Gordon, JB, IT, Smart, I didn’t think I was good enough to be on that team.”
Jayson Tatum asked about getting drafted in Barclays Center back in 2017 pic.twitter.com/7VvLi0Sw3W
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 5, 2023
Tatum finished with 32 and the Celtics beat the Nets to remain perfect on the young season. Jaylen Brown scored 23 and Kristaps Porzingis 22 in the win. Cam Thomas continued his hot play and scored 27 to lead the Nets.