The Boston Celtics made easy work of the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, beating them 140-99 in a shocking blowout.
As usual, Jayson Tatum was a major part of the massive win.
He also climbed higher on a list consisting of Celtics legends.
With his eight three-pointers on Thursday, Tatum moved within 12 of the franchise regular-season record with five games left before the playoffs.
He also set a career-high with his work from downtown.
8 3's for Jayson Tatum tonight, setting a new career-high and moving to within 12 of the franchise record with five games to play. pic.twitter.com/1DItvaPhZ5
— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) March 31, 2023
Isaiah Thomas currently holds the record for most three-pointers in a season with 245.
With 233 and five games to go, Tatum has a good chance of surpassing him.
Perhaps even more impressive than that accomplishment is the fact that Tatum holds the third spot on the list too with his output in the 2021-22 season.
Tatum has been dominant from beyond the three-point line this season, scoring an average of 3.3 a game.
While his 35% from downtown is impressive, it’s actually a career-low for Tatum.
However, his 46.4% field goal percentage for 2022-23 is nearly a career-high.
This has been a ridiculously successful season for Tatum, who has been the best player on one of the best teams in the league all year long.
He took the defeat at last year’s NBA Finals to heart and worked hard at getting better, becoming more focused, and leading his team more strongly.
He’s done all of those things.
Tatum and his Celtics are about to embark on their sixth postseason together.
Will he be able to build upon last year’s average of 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 6.2 assists?
Before that happens, will Tatum earn his spot as the best regular season three-point shooter in Celtics history?NEXT: The Celtics Made A Big Statement Against The Bucks On Thursday