The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors put on quite the thrilling performance on Saturday night. In what was arguably the game of the year to this point, the stars came to play as Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum combined for an absurd 91 points. The former led all scorers with 47 points, tying Kobe Bryant’s record of most consecutive 30-point games with 10. However, his efforts weren’t enough to overcome a surging Celtics team who topped the Warriors 119-114 en route to their sixth consecutive victory.
Following the final buzzer, the two All-Stars shared a lengthy conversation on the court, in which Curry lauded the 23-year-old’s ever-evolving ascension into superstardom.
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Curry on Tatum: ‘He’s a Supreme Talent’
“I just told him (Tatum) he’s super tough, man,” Curry told reporters. “You can tell the game has slowed down for him, just in the way he picks and chooses his spots and how he kind of manages the game. He’s shooting the ball a lot better from the perimeter, but when that game slows down, I don’t know if it’s four or five years in whatever he is, that’s when you become lethal. With his skillset, his size, their system features him, so he’s a supreme talent. A supreme talent.”
— NBA (@NBA) April 18, 2021
Tatum may have two All-Star selections under his belt, yet even the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week needed to take a step back and relish in the praise of arguably the greatest shooter in NBA history.
“Obviously he’s one of the all-time greats,” Tatum said of the two-time league MVP. “Just to earn his respect and get a win on the same night, it was a good night.”