Chris Forsberg: Jaylen Brown is the first player aged 21 or younger to score 30+ points twice in a playoff series since Derrick Rose did it in 2010, per @ESPNStatsInfo. Rose won the MVP award the following season.
Simmons’ assist to J.J. Redick in the fourth quarter made him the first rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980 to record at least 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a playoff game, according to basketball-reference.com. Simmons finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He also had four steals. The 76ers won Game 4 106-102 to take a commanding 3-1 lead headed back to Philadelphia. Game 5 is Tuesday.
“I was shocked that we won this game,” Sixers coach Brett Brown told ESPN after the contest. “The fourth quarter was good to us. But the first three periods were terrible. “It’s unheard of to win a game with 27 turnovers. A playoff game, let alone a game. But we found a way to win in the fourth period. The exciting thing is … we have so much more to grow and give. We have so much more to grow and give.”