In the Celtics Game 4 loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, Tatum went scoreless (yes, zero points) in the first half. They still only lost by three points to their opponent who now is one win away from advancing to the NBA Finals. That tells you how dangerous this Boston Celtics team is. Their best player can go 0-6 from the field in the first 24 minutes and they are still in the game.
Obviously with the Celtics lives on the line on Friday. Tatum will need to be consistently putting points up on the board if they want to stay in the bubble beyond this weekend–just ask Tatum himself.
“We gotta be better. We know what’s at stake. We know what’s on the line. We’ve got to play a complete game. It’s win or go home time.”
Perhaps if Tatum put up a few points in the first half, the sports world would be talking about him as the star of the night instead of 20-year-old Tyler Herro. He has another chance to be the star on Friday. If he isn’t, the Celtics could very well be seeing their bubble burst.
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