EVERY POINT From Jayson Tatum’s EPIC 51-PT Game 7 Performance #PLAYOFFMODE
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Led by Jayson Tatum’s Game 7 record 51 points, along with 13 rebounds, and 5 assists, the Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7, 112-88. Jaylen Brown added 25 points and 6 rebounds for the Celtics in the victory, while Joel Embiid tallied 15 points and 8 rebounds for the 76ers. After closing out this best-of-seven series, 4-3, the Celtics will now advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Miami Heat. Game 1 will take place on Wednesday, May 17 (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT).
Jayson Tatum’s 51 points tonight mark a new NBA record for points in a Game 7, previously:
Stephen Curry: 50 points on 04/30/2023 vs. Kings
Jayson Tatum is now the only player in Celtics franchise history with multiple 50+ point Playoff games.
With his 3rd tonight, Jayson Tatum has now passed Sam Jones for the most 45+ point Playoff games in Celtics franchise history.
Jayson Tatum is the 3rd player in Celtics franchise history to record 40+ points in a Game 7, joining:
Sam Jones: 47 points on 04/10/1963
Paul Pierce: 41 points on 05/18/2008
Jayson Tatum is now the 4th player in NBA history with 20 or more Playoff games of 30+ points at age 25 or younger, joining:
LeBron James: 35 Games
Kevin Durant: 33 Games
Kobe Bryant: 30 Games
Jayson Tatum has now passed Paul Pierce and tied Sam Jones for the 3rd most 40+ point Playoff games in Celtics franchise history:
Larry Bird: 5 Games
John Havlicek: 5 Games
Sam Jones: 4 Games
Jayson Tatum: 4 Games
Paul Pierce: 3 Games
Jayson Tatum is now the 4th Celtic with 20+ Playoff games of 30+ points, joining:
Larry Bird: 43 Games
John Havlicek: 30 Games
Sam Jones: 21 Games
There have now been two 40+ point Game 7 performances in this postseason (Stephen Curry, 50 points in Round 1 vs. Kings), marking the 4th time in NBA history that there has been multiple 40+ point Game 7 performances in the same postseason:
2021: Luka Doncic (46 points) on 06/06/2021, Kevin Durant (48 points) on 06/19/2021, and Giannis Antetokounmpo (40 points) on 06/19/2021
2008: LeBron James (45 points) on 05/18/2008 and Paul Pierce (41 points) on 05/18/2008
1963: Sam Jones (27 points) on 04/10/1962 and Oscar Robertson (43 points) on 04/10/1963
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