Tatum joins Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry as the one different participant in NBA historical past to attain 50 or extra factors in a Recreation 7, bettering his outing by some extent.
Tatum completed the sport capturing 17-of-28 from the sector and 6-of-10 from past the arc whereas including 13 rebounds and 5 assists to his stat line.
Within the first half of the elimination sport, Tatum grew to become solely the fifth participant for the reason that 1997-98 season to attain 25 or extra factors earlier than halftime of a Recreation 7, becoming a member of Luka Doncic (2021, 2022), Paul Pierce (2008), LeBron James (2018) and Jamal Murray (2020), per NBA Historical past.
With the Celtics up by three on the break, Tatum continued his domination within the second half, dropping 26 factors to assist Boston outscore the Sixers 57-36 en path to the statement-making win.
Tatum now has 50-point video games within the common season, playoffs, All-Star Recreation and a Recreation 7.
The 25-year-old ahead joins James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant as the one gamers within the historical past of the NBA to have scored 30 or extra factors in 20-plus playoff video games earlier than turning 26.
Over the seven-game sequence versus the 76ers, Tatum averaged 29 factors, 11.1 rebounds and 5 assists.
Within the season’s largest contest, Tatum left little doubt about who would emerge from Recreation 7 victorious. Now, onward to the Jap Convention Finals and a date with Jimmy Butler and the Miami Warmth.