Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have become arguably the league’s best duo today, and they showed as much when they eviscerated the Houston Rockets’ defense on Tuesday night. Brown led the way with 39 points, while Tatum almost matched him point for point with 38 to lead the Boston Celtics to a 128-102 victory. After scoring 30 points each yet again in the same game, the two add to their total of most 30-point games as a duo (18) that has them ranked third all-time, having surpassed Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen on that list a few days ago.
However, Jayson Tatum urged the media, ever the narrative-loving bunch, to pump the brakes when it comes to comparing him and Jaylen Brown to Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, especially when they have a long way to go before they even sniff the same kind of success the two achieved.
Moreover, he called out the media for being fickle, particularly after some pundits called for Boston to break up their superstar duo during a stretch last year where the Celtics struggled and played .500 ball.