"Jayson Tatum Shines with 51-Point Performance, Breaks NBA Playoff Record to Lead Celtics to Eastern Conference Finals"
Jayson Tatum made NBA history on Sunday, leading the Boston Celtics to an impressive 112-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tatum scored a record-breaking 51 points, outscoring the 76ers by himself in the third quarter and setting the tone for what would become a exhilarating victory.
"It's a movie," Marcus Smart said after the game. "It's a big movie. Being able to just sit back, eat your popcorn and watch."
Tatum was supported by the boisterous TD Garden crowd, who sang "MVP" in his honor after the game. The Celtics now advance to the Eastern Conference Finals and faceoff against the Miami Heat. "We really locked in and stayed together," Celtics center Al Horford said. "[The 76ers are] a really good team. We were just able to get it done." With Tatum leading the way, can the Celtics complete the goal of unfinished business and seal the deal in the conference finals? Stay tuned to find out!