BOSTON — Celtics rookie forward Jayson Tatum doesn’t look nervous to begin the second Game 7 of his young career.
He scored nine points in the first quarter of Boston’s Game 7 matchup of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night at TD Garden.
Tatum’s fifth point moved him another place up on the NBA’s all-time rookie playoff scoring list.
Alvan Adams (341 points) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (352) are second and first, respectively, on this list.
Tatum also is the first rookie in 40 years to score 300 or more points in a single postseason. He accomplished that feat in Game 5 of the conference finals.
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