Boston Celtics' Jason Tatum on Game 4: 'I have to get better'

BOSTON — Jason Tatum had an easy solution for the Boston Celtics with a win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals — he just needs to play better.

"I mean, I give my team [Golden State Warriors] credit," Tatum said after Boston's Golden State lost 107-97 to Golden State in Game 4 at TD Garden Friday night to beat the series 2-2.

"They're a great team. They're playing well. They have a game plan, stuff like that.

"But it's on me. I have to get better. I know I'm affecting the game in other ways, but I need to be more efficient,

Tatum has not played up to the standard set for himself in this series. He is shooting 35% off the field, and

although he has passed the ball beautifully in two of Boston's victories, compiling 22 assists and four turnovers, he has nine assists and 10 turnovers in his two losses.

This allowed Golden State to close out the game with a 21-6 run, also flipping the result in favor of the series.