Boston Celtics were playing for their lives in Game 3 of the series against the Brooklyn Nets after going down 2-0. Jayson Tatum had another stellar game this season leading Boston to a 119-125 victory.
Tatum dropped 50 points against the star-studded Brooklyn to keep the Celtics alive. The All-Star forward became the third-youngest player to score 50 points in a playoff game.
He also became part of an elite group of players that had 50+ points, 5+ rebounds, 5+ assists and 5+ threes in a playoff game.
That was Tatum’s career-high in the playoffs as well as his fourth 50-point game for the Celtics this season. The Celtics will return to Boston Garden on Sunday for Game 4 of the playoff opening round series vs. the Nets.