Tatum puts Boston ahead of Philadelphia


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Tatum puts Boston ahead of Philadelphia

With 33 points, the best playoff record of his career, the young Celtics star led the charge to go 2-0 in the series.

Boston Celtics took a firm new step in the playoffs of the NBA by beating 128-101 to Philadelphia 76ers, in the second game of the first round that takes place in the bubble of the Disney complex in Orlando, Florida.

Tatum recorded a career-high 33 points in the playoffs, after the 32 he scored in the first series against the Sixers, and was again a figure to give his team a 2-0 lead. He also had five rebounds and five assists.

Without Gordon Hayward, absent with a sprained right ankle, the Celtics proved too good for the 76ers again, although their rival opened a 14-point lead in the first quarter.

But help for Boston came from the bench with Enes Kanter (10 points and nine rebounds), Grant Williams (nine points and six rebounds) and Brad Wanamaker (seven points and four assists), with contributions that canceled the 34 goals of Joel Embiid in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz managed to go 1-1 with a 124-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets and the Toronto Raptors is 2-0 with a 104-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Photo: Getty Images.


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