Jayson Tatum Breaks Kobe Bryant's Playoff Record In NBA Finals

Photo: Instagram/Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum, star of the Boston Celtics, broke one of Kobe Bryant's playoff records in Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Finals on Monday night. 

Tatum, who has long admired Bryant, scored 16 points in the first half, bringing his career playoff total to 2,696 points. 

This surpasses Bryant's 2,694 points for players aged 26 or younger.

Photo: Instagram/Jayson Tatum

Here are the top playoff scorers aged 26 or younger:

1. Jayson Tatum – 2,696 points (113 games)

2. Kobe Bryant – 2,694 points (119 games)

3. LeBron James – 2,578 points (92 games)

Tatum's accomplishment is notable given his age. He has also reached the conference finals five times in seven seasons and made two NBA Finals appearances. Tatum holds the record for the most points in a Game 7 with 51, set last year against the Philadelphia 76ers.

The only thing missing from Tatum's resume is an NBA championship, which he might soon achieve. The Celtics lead the series 3-1 against the Dallas Mavericks going into Game 5.

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Source: Yahoo Sports 


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