Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum Shatters Record in All-Star Game

In the NBA's annual showcase of its greatest talent, an ascendant young superstar from the association's most dominant team stood above the rest. Boston Celtics' forward Jayson Tatum set an All-Star game record with 55 points on Sunday, leading Giannis Antetokounmpo's team to a 184-175 win over LeBron James' squad and earning his first All-Star MVP.

Tatum hit 22 of his 31 field goal attempts, including 10 of 18 from three. He also added 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block. In scoring 55 points, he broke the All-Star game's previous record of 52 points, set by Anthony Davis in 2017.

It was a memorable night for the Boston Celtics. Tatum's teammate Jaylen Brown actually led the LeBron James team with his 35 points off the bench, hitting 16 of 27 field goal attempts, snatching 14 rebounds, and tallying five assists. It was a dream showcase for the NBA's best team; the Celtics sport an association-best 42-17 record, and their young duo of Tatum (24 years old) and Brown (26 years old) is still getting better. If they can finally get over the finish line and win an NBA Championship this season after making it to the Finals last year, the Celtics could be a dynasty in the making. 

The Boston Celtics return to action Thursday night against the Indiana Pacers.

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