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Tacko Fall Makes His NBA Playoff Debut

Tacko scores three points and pulls down a board for the Celtics against the Sixers Wednesday night

NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics
Tacko Fall made his playoff debut against the 76ers Wednesday
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Tacko Fall made his first appearance in an NBA Playoff game on Wednesday night, scoring three points and pulling down one rebound in the fourth quarter of his Boston Celtics’ 128-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of their first round series in the NBA Bubble at Walt Disney World.

Tacko entered with 2:49 left and Boston leading by 26, becoming the first UCF Knights graduate to play and score in an NBA Playoff game.

He celebrated by making his lone shot attempt - a nice jump hook down low - and went 1/2 at the line.

His final tally: 1/1, three points, one rebound in three minutes.

It should be noted that Tacko is not the first player who has ever played for UCF to see action in the NBA Playoffs. That distinction goes to Joey Graham, who played in 12 career playoff games for the Raptors and Nuggets in the mid-late 2000s. However, Graham and his twin brother Stephen transferred out of UCF to Oklahoma State after their first two seasons in college, so they didn’t actually finish their careers as Knights.

That means Tacko has made history as the first player who finished his career as a UCF Knight to see playoff action.

The Celtics and Sixers play Game 3 Friday at 6:30 p.m. on TNT.