Celtics kicked out 76ers behind Tatum’s playoff-high 51 factors in Recreation 7

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In a cruel vogue, the Boston Celtics obliterated the Philadelphia 76ers to items in Recreation 7, taking a wire-to-wire 112-88 victory on Sunday evening of their Convention Semis finale.

The never-say-die Celtics managed to outlive being down 3-2 towards the Sixers, and didn’t waste any time to hammer the finisher to advance to the East Finals for the fifth time within the final seven years.

Jayson Tatum went unconscious to guide Boston’s entry to the subsequent spherical, exploding for a career-high 51 factors in 17-28 taking pictures to go together with 13 boards and 5 dimes. He now surpassed Golden State Warriors famous person Stephen Curry for many factors in a Recreation 7 in postseason historical past, who beforehand tallied 50 markers on their first-round ender towards the Sacramento Kings.

The 25-year-old star additionally turned the third Celtic to drop 40+ factors in a Recreation 7, topping each Sam Jones (1963) and Paul Pierce (2008).

His All-Star operating mate Jaylen Brown offered 25 factors, six boards, two steals and two blocks, whereas Malcolm Brogdon had 12 bench factors.

Philadelphia suffered from a whole meltdown in Recreation 7, taking pictures a nightmarish 37.3 p.c from the sphere collectively and going 8-37 from treys. 

Reigning league MVP Joel Embiid went utterly passive in entrance of the roaring TD Backyard crowd, tallying a lowly 15 factors in 5-18 taking pictures to go together with 4 turnovers. James Harden was additionally nowhere to be discovered, chipping simply 9 factors in 3-11 taking pictures with 5 turnovers.

With one other yr of disappointment within the books, Philadelphia is ready to face daunting questions that must be answered heading to a painful offseason. They’re but to set their foot on the Convention Finals territory because the 2000-01 season.

Boston, for the third time in 4 years, will meet the Miami Warmth for the precise to advance to the Convention Finals. The eighth-seeded, Cinderella squad in Warmth powered by Jimmy Butler torched the Knicks in six video games of their second-round set.

Each Celtics and the Warmth notably went toe-to-toe final yr of their Convention Finals encounter, as Boston managed to flee in a nail-biting Recreation 7 on the highway.

Each titan groups are set to collide on Wednesday for his or her East Finals opener.