At the start of the fourth quarter on Friday night, it looked like the Boston Celtics could possibly even the series and beat the Miami Heat.
But then the Heat did what the Heat do and they eventually defeated the Celtics, 111-105.
Boston fans held their head low and wondered what happened to their team.
They also wondered what happened to Jayson Tatum.
Tatum had another bad fourth quarter in Game 2, scoring just five points, all from the free-throw line.
Skip Bayless wasn’t impressed by Tatum’s performance.
On Twitter, the commentator asked, “Are you sure Jayson Tatum is HIM?”
Are you sure Jayson Tatum is HIM?
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 20, 2023
Tatum is definitely a superstar but he hasn’t been delivering like fans want in the last few games.
In Game 1, Tatum was nearly non-existent in the fourth quarter, scoring just six points.
Then he did it again in Game 2.
If the Celtics are going to win this series and make the NBA Finals, they need their best player to show up in every single quarter.
They cannot win it all if Tatum continues to struggle at the end of games.
For the evening, Tatum scored 34 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists.
He was obviously the most important player for his team.
That is what makes his fourth-quarter problems all the more concerning.
He is going to get the ball more than anyone else.
That means that he needs to be a clutch player who is capable of pushing his team across the finish line.
Fans of the team are worried because Tatum has been having these problems at home.
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