Boston, May 15 (US): Jason rushes for 51 points—the most in a Game 7 in history. The Celtics defeated Philadelphia 76 x 112-88 on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second year in a row.
One game after missing 14 of his first 15 shots only to wake up in the fourth quarter in time to save the season, Tatum scored 25 in a back-and-forth first period and another 17 in a 33-10 third-quarter run in Boston that turned into three, the Associated Press reported. (AP) That point leads to escape.
The Los Angeles Lakers, who lost to the Golden State Warriors in last year’s NBA Finals, will face the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals for the second straight season. The first game is on Wednesday in Boston.
“I was relieved just to get another chance. Our season could have been over after Game 6,” said Tatum, who broke Stephen Curry’s Game 7 record of 50 two weeks earlier. “It was definitely in my mind that I played as hard as I could, for 43 minutes.
Tatum added 13 rebounds and Jaylen Brown scored 25 points for Boston, who rallied from a 3-2 series deficit to keep their hopes alive for an unprecedented 18th NBA Championship.