“Only Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, and Michael Cooper have done it before!”: The Boston Celtics trio put up 20-5-5 each as they dismantle the Warriors  

Jeet Pukhrambam
|Published June 09, 2022

Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, and Michael Cooper were the only ones to put up 20-5-5 in 1984. The Boston Celtics trio did it tonight!

No shortage of scoring for the Boston Celtics tonight. They soundly beat the Golden State Warriors and maintain a home-court advantage going up 2-1 in this Finals series.

The Celtics played like a team. No individual outshined another and it was like watching a constellation come to life. Each player had their part to play.

If you think we are just saying that to make the team look better, there is nothing better than this statistical anecdote, to sum up, that performance.

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart are the first trio since Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar, and Michael Cooper to record 20-5-5 each. Teamwork personified.

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The Boston Celtics are halfway there! The trio of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart have been lethal tonight!

There is no denying the fact that a team effort was required to win tonight. The Celtics lost their 18-point lead in the third quarter and despite that, they didn’t crumble.

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They are almost there. The Celtics just need 2 more wins to win the title. The Trio of Smart and the Jays were a force tonight. Putting up 20-5-5 each has not happened for nearly 38 years.

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The Celtics will be looking to increase their lead on Friday night. They will once again need the power of their three stars to make that happen.

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is The SportsRush's Lead Editor for Basketball. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. His interest in NBA started with the ascendancy of Giannis Antetokounmpo in the 2016-17 season. Since then, Jeet has managed to coalesce his knowledge of the game and his writing to create pieces that are reflective of the current state of the league. Now, he ensures that The SportsRush produces the highest quality of writing. In his free time, he enjoys playing football, cooking, traveling, and dancing to techno. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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