The Boston Celtics are just a loss away from losing the NBA Finals but the team's superstar Jayson Tatum is confident they can still overturn the deficit and beat the Golden State Warriors. On Monday night in San Francisco, the Warriors handed the Celtics a 104-94 loss to take a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals.
Tatum, who has struggled with his shot throughout the NBA Finals, had a good shooting night on Monday as he went 10-of-20 from the field, 5-of-9 from beyond the arc, and finished with 27 points. Still, it wasn't enough as the Warriors won Game 5 and put themselves to go back to Boston with a chance to close out the series.
Reflecting on being 2-3 down, Tatum underlined the Celtics "are not done yet." "I've said it before: You better be confident, right?" Tatum asked. "We ain't got to win two in one day. We just got to win one game on Thursday.
We've been in this situation before. So it's not over. Got to win on Thursday. That's all we got to worry about right now."
Tatum, Jaylen Brown will have to step up
Brown had a poor shooting night as he went 5-of-18 from the field.
After the game, Brown kept insisting the Celtics still have a good chance of winning the title. "I ain't got no choice," Brown said. "We don't have no choice. It's win or go home at this point. We worked incredibly hard all season to put ourselves in this position.
I still feel like we have so much better basketball to play that we haven't played in the last two games. "I'm hoping that the next two games we play Celtic basketball and put our best foot forward like I know we can. I know the city is going to be behind us.
It's going to be a big Game 6. Looking forward to it." The Celtics will need Tatum and Brown to step up in Game 6 and lead them to Game 7.