Boston Celtics star Jason Tatum put in a tough performance in the 6th match against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
He finished with 13 points, seven assists and three rebounds in 40 minutes. He went 6-18 from the field and did not get to the entire foul line of the game. He was disappointed on the sidelines as he watched the Warriors celebrate their fourth championship in eight years on his home court.
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Jailan Brown, who led the Celtics with 34 points in the defeat, explained to reporters what he said to Tatum after the game.
“I hugged him, man. I knew it was going to be a tough last game,” he said. By NBC Sports Boston.
“I know it’s clearly a game we thought we could win. It stung us not to play to our potential, but it’s the same. You have to learn from it and move on. No matter how hard it is, it’s a great year, a great journey. It’s not our time.”
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Tatum is also a part of a dubious history. According to Statmose, he ended up with a total of 100 turnovers – the highest for any player in NBA postseason history.
“It’s very difficult, to reach this level and not achieve what we want,” Tatum said. “It hurts.”
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Tatum averaged 21.5 points, 7 assists and 6.8 rebounds in the finals against the Warriors. Throughout the playoffs, he averaged 25.6 points, 6.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.