Jayson Tatum released an XXL performance. Just two weeks after Stephen Curry's 50 points in Game 7 between the Warriors and Sacramento, the Boston player improved that record by scoring 51 points on Sunday night against Philadelphia. Combined with Jaylen Brown's 25 points, this performance allowed the Celtics to qualify for the Conference Finals, where they will meet Miami, which defeated the New York Knicks (4-2).
The Sixers missed the point, including the team's two stars Joel Embiid and James Harden. The pivot, MVP of the regular season, was extremely inaccurate in shooting and finished the game with only fifteen points, far from his usual standards. The skill also fished for the American point guard, who finished the game with nine points to his name. Two tricky performances that left no chance for the Sixers, completely overwhelmed in the third quarter.
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"James and I can't win alone," said the pivot. That's why basketball is played five-on-five. We need everyone to find a way to become better. An admission of failure for Phily, who seemed perfectly equipped to go for the title.
For its part, Boston sends a message and poses as a serious contender for the title. The Celtics will still have to watch out for Miami and Jimmy Butler, in exceptional form since the beginning of these playoffs. In the West, it is the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers who will compete for the place in the NBA finals.