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‘It’s hard to put into words’: Jayson Tatum reacts to his 53-point performance

Jayson Tatum put on a special performance on Friday night.

The Celtics’ young star scored 53 points in the team’s 145-136 overtime win over the Timberwolves. Tatum made 16 of 25 shots and hit 6 of 10 3-pointers to give him a new career-high and his first 50-point game.

“You know, scoring 50 is a big thing in this league, especially at this age,” Tatum told reporters after the game. “It’ll be a night I’ll always remember – first 50-point game. We got the win on top of that. Big win. Every win right now is big.