Jayson Tatum was in a good mood for the Boston Celtics elimination Game 6 game against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
The three-time All-Star has made a defiant statement, saying he is not ready for the season to be over yet. Here’s what he told ESPN:
“The mentality is to do whatever it takes to win. We’ve got two games at most to go, you know, and I’m not ready to finish the season. So, you know, rest tonight , be ready tomorrow and you know you’re doing what it takes.”
Tatum has not been as efficient in the final as he would have liked. He averages 23.2 points per game on 36/45/64 splits while making 3.6 turnovers per game. The Celtics star has been criticized for his inconsistent performance.
However, Tatum has not paid much attention to the criticism. This is what he said about this:
“I don’t watch TV. I’m not on social media, on Twitter. When I get home, I play basketball in the driveway with Duece or watch a movie.
“So I don’t pay attention to that, what people say or don’t say. You know (criticism) will always be there. That’s just part of what we do.”
Jayson Tatum is key to the Boston Celtics’ hopes of a Game 7. to force
Jayson Tatum has been instrumental in helping the Boston Celtics reach the NBA Finals. He has matured tremendously and understands his role as the lead player in a title-fighting team.
Tatum has learned to adapt his game, improve his defense and his style of play. However, he struggles to match that during the NBA Finals.
During Game 5, there were several instances where Tatum fired shots early on the shot clock. His inability to make quick decisions led to turnover, which contributed to the loss of the Boston Celtics.
Boston coach Ime Udoka outlined that Jayson Tatum is chasing mistakes, something the latter must stop.
Tatum must use his size and height to his advantage over smaller defenders to shoot over them. He also needs to be more careful when driving to the rim as the Warriors defense has seen success and limited him in that area.