Jayson Tatum’s 31 points allowed the Celtics to resist the late comeback of the Milwaukee Bucks (122-119) and win in this shock on Wednesday, during an evening where Kevin Durant further progressed among the best scorers in the NBA , dubbing the legend Shaquille O’Neal.

Thanks to its success against the dolphin (122-119), the Celtics have a seventh consecutive victory in the NBA. Boston initially took a large lead, taking advantage of the absence of injured Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo in the opposing camp to lead by 21 points at the end of the third quarter.

But a meteoric comeback from the Bucks led to a tense end to the match, before Boston finally escaped. “It was ugly,” admitted Jayson Tatum, who scored 31 points (eight rebounds, four assists), after the meeting.

However, this victory allows Boston to have 11 more successes than its opponent of the day (55 against 44). He only needs three to secure first place in the East and thus have home advantage in the play-offs.

With 22 points scored against Philadelphia on Wednesday (115-102 victory), Kevin Durant overtook Shaquille O’Neal and took eighth place among the best scorers in NBA history (28,610 pts).

The American only needed eight points before the match to overtake the former Lakers pivot.

“It’s deserved,” O’Neal said in a video addressed to Durant, “it doesn’t stop there…if anyone was going to pass me it was you.”

The Suns were also able to count on Grayson Allen’s 32 points to record their 40th victory of the season. Still in the West, but a little lower in the rankings, the Warriors have 36 victories after the one acquired on Wednesday 137-116 against Memphis.

In Cleveland, Miami won 107-104 against the Cavaliers, third in the Eastern Conference, after a fiery final quarter.

If Miami led most of the match, Cleveland regained the upper hand less than two minutes from the end of the match (100-96).

This was without counting the nine points subsequently scored by Terry Rozier (24 pts) including a winning shot fifteen seconds from time, which allowed the Heat to finally win. Jimmy Butler finished with 30 points (4 rebounds, 5 assists). Miami is seventh in the East, one victory behind the Indiana Pacers who won in Detroit (122-103).

Leader of the Western Conference, the Thunder gleaned a 48th victory, the 3rd in a row, by beating the Utah Jazz 119-107. Chet Holmgren (35 pts, 14 rebounds, 1 assist) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (31 pts, 3 rebounds, 7 assists) largely contributed to Oklahoma’s success.