Boston star Jayson Tatum made history as he came up big with 41 points to power the Celtics home without injured teammate Jaylen Brown.
Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler put an exclamation mark on a 16-point effort for the Heat as Miami edged past the Houston Rockets in a thriller.
Plus — two Australians impressed on the court while another got plenty of praise after being snapped up before the trade deadline.
Read on for that and more in our NBA Wrap!
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CELTICS STAR MAKES HISTORY IN VICTORY
Jayson Tatum’s 41 points and Boston’s 25 three-pointers propelled the league-leading Celtics to a 40th win of the NBA season, 127-116 over the Charlotte Hornets.
Tatum posted his eighth 40-point…