June 11, 2022
By Karan Maur
The Boston Celtics need to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night, and the best way to do that is for Jayson Tatum to play better.
Tatum said after Boston's 107-97 loss to Golden State in Game 4 at TD Garden on Friday night knotted the series at 2-2, "I mean, I give [the Golden State Warriors] credit."
"They're a great team. They're playing well. They got a game plan, things like that.
"But it's on me. I got to be better. I know I'm impacting the game in other ways, but I got to be more efficient, shoot the ball better, finish at the rim better.
Tatum has not played to the standard he has set for himself in this series
His shooting percentage of 34% from the field is less than impressive, but he has passed the ball beautifully in Boston's two wins, compiling 22 assists and four turnovers.
However, in their two losses, he has nine assists and 10 turnovers.