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NBA World Reacts To Jayson Tatum's Huge Performance

Jayson Tatum walking off the court.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 12: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at TD Garden on February 12, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Jayson Tatum looked unstoppable on Friday night, as the Boston Celtics swingman scored 50 points in a crucial win over the Brooklyn Nets.

Every time the Nets tried to cut the Celtics' lead, Tatum would go on an absurd run to give his team more breathing room. It didn't matter if he was being guarded by Kyrie Irving or Kevin Durant, the 23-year-old star was going to make them pay.

After the game was over, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that everyone in attendance at TD Garden witnessed a "special" performance from Tatum.

Kendrick Perkins, a former center for the Celtics and current ESPN analyst, clearly liked what he saw out of Tatum on Friday night.

"Jayson Tatum with another 50 piece party pack to keep the Cs alive," Perkins tweeted. "Mild, BBQ and Spicy! Tristian Thompson looked like the school yard bully! Gave Brooklyn that work! Carry the hell on..."

Tatum actually made some history in Game 3, becoming the only player to ever drop 50 points in the regular season, play-in tournament and postseason.

When he was asked about his performance in his postgame press conference, Tatum said that he just feels comfortable shooting at TD Garden.

"I've played a lot of games in this arena,"

Jayson Tatum: "I've played a lot of games in this arena. It's my favorite place to play. I'm most comfortable here."

— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) May 29, 2021

">Tatum told reporters. "It's my favorite place to play. I'm most comfortable here."

The Celtics are going to need another great performance from Tatum if they want to even up the series.

Game 4 is set to tip off on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on TNT.