The Boston Celtics lost the chance to gain a 3-1 lead over the Warriors and make it statistically impossible to win the title. Stephen Curry single-handed made sure that the series is tied before they move back to the Bay Area for Game 5. The C’s need more from their superstar Jayson Tatum to win their first championship in 14 years.
At halftime, the Celtics were in complete control of the game. It looked like Jaylen Brown would book the Finals MVP to his name after all. But the third quarters arrived inevitably and held their ground in the fourth as well, where the Celtics rule. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and several other NBA legends were watching Game 4 last night and marvelled at Stephen Curry’s greatness.
Marcus Smart and the Celtics have faith in Jayson Tatum
Jayson Tatum was destined to be a superstar the day he entered the league. He made the conference finals in his rookie season, only to lose to the LeBron James led Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the 3x all-star is struggling offensively in his finals debut.
He averaged 27 points against the best teams in the Eastern Conference on 44.6% FG. On the other hand, his numbers dropped drastically in the finals, especially the efficiency. In the four games against the Warriors so far he is averaging 22.3 points on mere 34.1% from the field. Surprisingly, his 3P% is higher than field goal percentage. But he is finding other ways to help his teammates.
Tatum and Brown have to be a 100% on the offense to beat the Splash Bros. While Jaylen Brown is giving his everything each night, Jayson is visibly struggling to get shots in.
Marcus Smart on what the Celtics are telling Jayson Tatum: “We are all telling him ‘We trust you and we believe in you.’ Jayson has to figure it out…he will.”
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) June 11, 2022
Jayson Tatum went 8-23 last night and could barely put up points in the final quarter. Marcus Smart opened up about the lockerroom situation with their superstar struggling in the post game interview. The Celtics still have a lot of faith in him. They expect him to figure out the issues and turn it up a notch in Games 5&6 to win the NBA title.