Tatum Accepts Blame: 'I Got To Be Better'
NBA star Jayson Tatum of Boston Celtics — Photo by ChinaImages

Jayson Tatum has accepted the blame for the Boston Celtics’ NBA Finals Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors and says he simply needs “to be better”.

Tatum scored 23 points, shooting at 34.8 per cent from the field, as the Celtics went down 107-97 to the Warriors, who levelled the best-of-seven series at 2-2.

“I mean, I give (the Warriors) credit,” Tatum said. “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.

“I take accountability for that.”

Tatum is averaging 22.3 points per game in the NBA Finals, shooting at 33.4 per cent from the field and 42.5 per cent from three-point range.

But the biggest issue for Tatum is that he has conceded 10 turnovers in their past two losses in the series.

Meanwhile, the Warriors were fueled by star man Stephen Curry who piled on 43 points in Game 4, shooting seven-of-14 from beyond the arc.

Curry had a foot issue coming into Game 4 but shook that off with an outstanding display.

“Hes the ultimate competitor,” Golden State head coach Steve Kerr said.

“Made huge plays down the stretch. This is a tough series for him to score because of Bostons size and athleticism, but hes still impacting the game at a huge level.

Ben somerford
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