American Professional Basketball (NBA) Philadelphia 76ers PJ Tucker (38) set a rare record in the playoffs (PO). He made his mark as the player with the most appearances in PO history with 0 goals and 0 field goal attempts.
Philadelphia ㅋㅋㅋ벳won 119-115 in the first leg of the 2022-23 NBA Eastern Conference Round 2 (4 wins from 7 games) against the Boston Celtics held at Boston TD Garden on the 2nd (Korean time). Philadelphia won the first game amid James Harden’s (34) 45-point performance. This is Harden’s PO career tie for the most points scored. At the same time, it was a meaningful victory in an away match where ‘MVP’ Joel Embiid (29) missed due to a knee injury. On the other hand, Boston’s ‘one-two punch’ Jayson Tatum (39 points) and Jaylen Brown (23 points) fought hard, but they could not stop Harden and bowed their heads.
On the other hand, a unique record was also added. The player that the recording media ‘Eastmuse’ paid attention to was PJ Tucker of Philadelphia. Tucker recorded 0 field goal attempts and 0 points that day, and stepped on the court for a whopping 37 minutes. According to the media, this is the player who played the longest among the players who recorded 0 points and 0 field attempts in PO history.
Tucker, who moves between forward and center, prefers corner 3-point shots rather than attacking inside the box due to his small stature compared to his position. On defense, he also marks players taller than him with solid physicality. Especially on this day, Philadelphia left the offense to backcourt duo Harden and Tyrese Maxie as there was no Embiid. The choice was right. Harden silenced Boston fans by scoring 45 points, including seven 3-pointers, on 30 field goal attempts. Concentrating on defense, Tucker contributed to the team’s victory by adding 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals.
Meanwhile, the second game between the two teams will be held at TD Garden on the 4th. Philadelphia awaits the return of ‘main gun’ Embiid. Boston is paying attention to whether it can turn around.