Jayson Tatum joins Kobe Bryant with his unique Game 7 performance

Feb 1, 2020; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket past Philadelphia 76ers guard Shake Milton (18) during the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Jayson Tatum was the most valuable player of Game 7 between Toronto and Boston. The Celtics won the battle against the reigning champions and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, after Tatum’s impressive performance.

The young Celtics’ star became the second-youngest player in playoff history with 25+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in Game 7.

Tatum is only behind his idol Kobe Bryant, who had 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in Game 7 of the 2000 WC Finals against the Blazers.

Tatum finished the contest with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists along with four made threes.

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