Jayson Tatum points to unlucky shooting, poor offense late as reason for loss to San Antonio Spurs

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The Boston Celtics could not seal a comeback victory, despite fighting back from a 15-point first-half deficit to take a lead late against a San Antonio Spurs team amidst a six-game losing streak. Celtics’ star Jayson Tatum chalked up the loss to poor execution on good shot attempts early and failure to score in the final minutes.

“You always can say we can play better right?” Tatum stated. “Obviously, we could, we can. We make a lot more shots, more easy ones. Myself or everybody down the line wishes they had some shots back that they would normally make that answer would be yes as well.”

The team came back from a large deficit, but then fell quiet in the final 3:21 as the Spurs finished the game out on a 15-0 run to take home the win.

“Realistically, I think down that stretch we was one score and a stop away from kind of like really really taking control of the game,” Tatum said. “We were kind of stagnant towards the end. Not sure how much we scored, if we scored, that last two or three minutes and then when they kept scoring.”

Tatum led Boston in minutes played, scoring and rebounding, but had just one made field goal in the first half. He put up 21 points in the second half as the Celtics mounted their comeback. He finished the night, like the rest of the starting unit, in the negatives in plus-minus, with a minus-13.

Tatum said he didn’t think the team lost because of lack of effort. He said he thought the team fought in the second half.

“There’s always people tell you should have did this, you should have did that,” Tatum explained. “But tonight, that wasn’t my impression from being on the floor that we took our foot off the gas, but if that’s how it seems I guess it’ll be it that. It’s not how it felt, everybody out there gave it their all tonight.”

Regardless of the effort, the team squandered a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter against a worse opponent. Pointing to unlucky shooting is a tough sell against a team that has allowed over 100 points in every game since Nov. 7, especially considering the Spurs hit just six threes all night themselves.

This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook

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