Jayson Tatum: I got to be better



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Jayson Tatum: I got to be better

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum gave the Golden State Warriors credit following their Game 4 victory and underlined that he has got to be better going forward. On Friday night in Boston, the Warriors claimed a 107-97 victory to even the NBA Finals series to two games apiece.

Tatum scored 23 points but he didn't have a great night as he shot 8-of-23 from the field and also committed six turnovers. "I mean, I give [the Golden State Warriors] credit," Tatum said after the game, per ESPN.

"They're a great team. They're playing well. They got a game plan, things like that. But it's on me. I got to be better. I know I'm impacting the game in other ways, but I got to be more efficient, shoot the ball better, finish at the rim better.

I take accountability for that." The Warriors entered the fourth quarter with a one-point lead and ended the game with a 10-point win. The Warriors won the fourth quarter by a 28-19 score. The Celtics couldn't buy a basket in the fourth quarter and that cost them victory in Game 4.

In the fourth quarter, Tatum went 1-of-5 from the field.

Tatum: We were in the position to win the game

"We obviously felt like we put ourselves in the position to win the game," Tatum said. "There's a lot of things we wish we would have done differently, especially on the offensive end.

I think we just got way too stagnant late in the fourth from everybody." Following a rough shooting night in Game 4, Tatum was asked if he felt he was putting too much pressure on himself to deliver. I think that's just as simple as it is," he said.

"I just got to be better. I know I can be better, so it's not like I, myself or my team is asking me to do something I'm not capable of. They know the level and I know the level that I can play at. "It's kind of on me to do that more often than not just to help my team in the best way that I can.

It's not too much pressure at all. It's kind of like my job." The series now heads back to San Francisco as the Warriors will host the Celtics in Gam 5. It remains to be seen how will Tatum respond in Game 5.