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NBA Twitter Reacts to Jayson Tatum Saving His Legacy in Game 6 Against Sixers
- The Boston Celtics defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 on Thursday
- Jayson Tatum came alive in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics force a Game 7
- Fans took to social media to pay tribute to Tatum after his late-game heroics
The Boston Celtics will live to fight another day.
They unleashed a game-ending 14-3 run to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 95-86 on Thursday night.
Jayson Tatum woke up just in time in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday.
Tatum spoiled the Sixers’ party in Game 6, knocking down four three-pointers in the final 4:14 of the contest to turn an 83-81 deficit into a nine-point win for the Celtics.
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Tatum finished the game with 19 points, nine rebounds, and six assists, per ESPN.
He scored 16 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter. Tatum outscored the Sixers 16-13 in the final frame.
Fans pay tribute to Tatum
NBA fans took to social media to pay tribute to Tatum after his late heroics in Game 6.
Many fans said that Tatum had saved his legacy with his stunning performance late in the fourth quarter.
Other fans demanded respect for Tatum after he saved the Celtics’ season on Thursday.
Tatum struggled before late heroics
However, it was a struggle for Tatum before he caught fire in the fourth quarter. He missed all 10 of his shots in the first half, including five attempts from beyond the arc.
The knives were out for the Celtics man, who scored just one point in the first half of Game 6.
Fans made fun of Tatum after he delivered a clunker in the opening half of an elimination game.
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Tatum makes history in NBA
He delivered, though, when the Celtics needed him most.
Tatum made history with his performance in Game 6, becoming the first NBA player in the last 20 years to have three or fewer points through three quarters of a postseason game and then proceed to outscore the entire opposing team in the final 12 minutes.
Davis suffers head injury
Sports Brief recently reported on Anthony Davis' head injury situation after Game 5.
Kevon Looney hit the side of his head when they were battling in the fourth quarter.
The good news for the Lakers is that Davis appears to have avoided a concussion.