Everything was fine for the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
The team knew that the season was over if they lost to the Milwaukee Box in 6 games.
They were not ready to let that happen.
More precisely, Jason Tatum was not ready to let that happen.
Most points in an elimination game in Celtic history:
47 – Sam Jones
46 – Paul Pierce
46 – Jason Tatum pic.twitter.com/fvLLV771ku
– StatMuse (atstatmuse) May 14, 2022
Tatum scored 46 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in Game 6, helping to secure the win and emphasize a Game 7.
His 46 points are now among the best in Celtic history.
He is now in second place for the most points in the elimination game in Celtic history.
Only Sam Jones has 47 points more.
Does this mean that Tatum is now one of the best Celtics in history?
Jason Tatum has never had a bad season with the Celtics.
His first season was his weakest, with 13.9 points, 5 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
From there, he just climbed up and up.
This season, the forward has averaged 26.9 points, 8 rebounds and 4.4 assists – the highest of all careers.
Over the past few weeks, Tatum has become even more lively as his team has pushed through the playoffs.
He averaged 28.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.9 assists.
Tatum also improved his leadership skills and played with intensity and drive during each single game.
It is a huge understatement to say that Tatum was a big part of the team’s subsequent success.
But he will have to keep up the good work as the Celtics face another elimination game.
Whoever wins Game 7 will advance to the Eastern Conference Final against the Miami Heat.
Game 6 was a huge elimination game but Game 7 will be even bigger.
On Sunday you can expect lots of fireworks.