50 points! Jayson Tatum leads the Boston Celtics to victory over the Brooklyn Nets

The Boston Celtics have made it to the playoffs! Jayson Tatum led his team to their first win over the highly-favored Brooklyn Nets in Game 3. In the 125: 119 victory of the Celtics, the 23-year-old shows the best playoff game of his career so far.

Boston Celtics (7) – Brooklyn Nets (2) 125:119 (BOXSCORE) – Serie: 1-2

After Tatum had even led Boston into this duel with 50 points in the play-in tournament, he also followed up with 50 points (16/30) in the first home game of the playoffs and outshone two outstanding Nets stars. Tatum also distributed 7 assists and became the third youngest player in NBA history with a 50-point play in the playoffs, after Michael Jordan and Rick Barry.

He received support above all from the equally excellent Marcus Smart (23, 8/11) as well as Evan Fournier (17) and the tireless Tristan Thompson (19, 13 rebounds).

In the end it was enough for Boston, although James Harden (41, 11/18, 10 assists) and Kevin Durant (39, 13/24) showed great games on the opposite side. Kyrie Irving, on the other hand, didn’t make a good game, even though he increased his score to 16 with two threes in the last quarter (6/17). Brooklyn let the Celtics, with their backs to the wall, buy their guts off, especially in the duel for the rebounds (46:37).

The game marked Irving’s first guest appearance in Boston after he left the team in 2019 “in the bad” – accordingly, the point guard was in focus even before the game. In Boston only 25 percent of viewers were allowed, Irving booed them before the start of the game. These calls accompanied Irving for most of the game.


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