Jayson Tatum Steps Up Again for Celtics in Game 4 Win
MIAMI — The Boston Celtics have had their fair share of struggles in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat, but Jayson Tatum continues to step up when they face elimination. In Game 4, Tatum put up an impressive 33 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, leading the Celtics to victory and keeping their season alive.
Although Tatum had five turnovers, it was his second half performance that was truly impressive. He scored 25 points in the second half on 11-for-15 shooting and recorded five assists to only one turnover. Tatum acknowledged that the third quarter could have gone the other way, but the team settled down and started making plays, resulting in a win.
Tatum has a track record of putting up huge games when the Celtics face elimination in past playoffs. His 51-point game against the 76ers in Game 7 and his 46-point game against the Bucks in Game 6 last season are just a couple of examples. Even when he had a tough game, like in Game 6 against the Sixers, Tatum was able to knock down crucial 3-pointers for the win.
The Celtics have a tough road to the NBA Finals, especially after dropping the first three games of the series against the Heat. However, Tatum’s consistent high-scoring performances give the team a chance to turn things around.
In the end, the Celtics regrouped and played well in Game 4, leading Tatum to reflect on the importance of playing the right way. While it’s still an uphill battle for the Celtics, Tatum’s ability to come up big when it counts is a promising sign for their season.
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