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Jayson Tatum averaging most points in elimination games in Boston history

Clutch Points: Jayson Tatum is averaging the most points in elimination games in Celtics history 👀 Jayson Tatum      27.1 points Sam Jones            25.8 points Larry Bird              23.3 points Paul Pierce           22.1 points Dave Cowens      21.6 points
Justin Kubatko: Jayson Tatum last night: ✅ 16 PTS ✅ 10 REB ✅ 8 AST He became the seventh player in @Boston Celtics history to record a 2,000-point season: 4 – Larry Bird 4 – Paul Pierce 2 – John Havlicek 1 – Sam Jones 1 – Kevin McHale 1 – Isaiah Thomas 1 – Tatum
It used to not be a unicorn-level event, of course, for Black players from HBCUs to make it big in the NBA. Earl Monroe, Sam Jones, Willis Reed, Bob Dandridge — all Hall of Famers — played at HBCUs. Monroe was the second pick of the 1967 draft after leading Division II in scoring at Winston-Salem State. Today, only Robert Covington, who played at Tennessee State, is an HBCU alum. But, more NBA players are making real outreach to HBCU programs. Famously, former NBA player J.R. Smith is playing golf at North Carolina A&T. And, more quietly, real relationships are being built. Chris Paul has championed HBCU investment for the last several years, partnering with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to create the four-team Chris Paul HBCU Kick-Off in Connecticut. He’s getting his bachelor’s at Winston-Salem. Stephen Curry is funding the golf programs at Howard for six years, raising $3 million for the program’s endowment in 2021 at a charity golf tournament and auction at Pebble Beach. Both Paul and Curry met with Howard’s and Morgan’s players before Saturday’s game.