After Jayson Tatum led the Boston Celtics to make history as one of only four teams to force Game 7 after trailing 3-0 in the NBA Playoffs, the star is now one great performance away from breaking LeBron James’ single-season playoff record.
Jayson Tatum scored his seventh 30-point, 10-rebound, and five-assist game in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, per ESPN Stats & Info, after Boston Celtic’s Game 6 win against the Miami Heat. This made the Celtics star tie James’ record from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2018 run.
The Celtics’ scoring in Game 6 was headlined by Jayson Tatum. He racked up 31 points on a terrible shooting night from the field. He only knocked down eight of his 22 shots. However, Tatum made up for it by shooting perfectly from the charity stripe, going 15-of-15.
Jayson Tatum’s game was also not concentrated on the offensive side. Nine of his 12 rebounds were from the defensive stand. He also hustled for the ball, registering two blocks and a steal. Tatum is a +3 on the plus-minus box score when on the floor.
Jayson Tatum’s quest in breaking LeBron Jame’s history all lies in Boston’s upcoming Game 7 game.
Jayson Tatum made it clear that the time was not yet ripe for celebration as they haven’t achieved anything significant yet. He acknowledged the importance of the remarkable win and expressed pride in the team’s performance and resilience.
He added that he was fully aware of the challenges ahead, acknowledging the strength of the Miami Heat as a formidable and well-coached team.