Tatum's 44 bests Curry's 47, Celtics win

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BOSTON (AP) Jayson Tatum got into a shootout with Stephen Curry, and Celtics came out on top.

Tatum scored 44 points - the second-highest total in his career - and Kemba Walker made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left to help Boston beat the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Saturday night.

"He's incredible," Walker said. "He can score with the best of them. He's making the right plays out there. He was unbelievable. We needed every bucket he had tonight."


Points Per Game
Rank Name PPG
1 B. Beal, Was31.1
2 S. Curry, GS31.0
3 D. Lillard, Por28.7
4 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil28.4
5 L. Doncic, Dal28.4
6 Z. LaVine, Chi27.5
7 K. Irving, Bkn27.5
8 Z. Williamson, NO26.7
9 D. Mitchell, Uta26.4
10 N. Jokic, Den26.1
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Field Goal Percentage
Rank Name FG%
1 R. Gobert, Uta.670
2 R. Holmes, Sac.641
3 R. Lopez, Was.633
4 J. Allen, Cle.631
5 J. Poeltl, SA.623
6 D. Ayton, Pho.623
7 M. Harrell, LAL.619
8 Z. Williamson, NO.615
9 E. Kanter, Por.608
10 M. Plumlee, Det.602
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