Despite scoring the most points on the team, the forward also had the most misses. He shot 8-of-23 on field goals, while shooting 4-of-8 on three-pointers. Tatum only scored seven points in the second half, when the team really needed him to step up and help them avoid a late collapse.
Boston ended up losing 107â97 to Golden State, tying the series at two games a piece.
After the game, Celtics coach Ime Udoka decided to offer some advice to his star forward as the team prepares for Game 5 on Monday night.
âYeah, what I would say is donât be opposed to taking twos,â Udoka said, via NESN. âSome pull-up jumpers, some of those things, instead of going all the way to the rim. It doesnât have to be either/or as far as that. We talked about the balance, how much we rely on him to score and get other guys involved. Sometimes that balance leads to taking some shots or over-penetrating when he has a clean pull-up or two. Nothing wrong with the floater, mid-range pull-up to get yourself going, especially when the crowd is sitting there at the rim.â