On September 24, Beijing time, the NBA playoffs continued, and the fourth game of the Eastern Conference finals began. In the end, the Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat 109-112. Tatum played 39 minutes, 10 of 22 shots, 4 of 11 three-pointers, 28 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. However, Tatum's 28 points all came from the second half, without a point in the first half.
In this game, Celtics star Tatum was in a low state at the beginning. He missed all 7 shots in the first half, 4 of 3 points were 0, and the efficiency value was the team's lowest -10, especially in 5 sports games. In the game, he missed all points and made 2 turnovers. It is worth mentioning that this is the second time in his career that Tatum has not scored in the playoffs at halftime. The Celtics also trailed the Heat 44-50.
But in the third quarter, Tatum's state suddenly recovered. After 6 minutes had passed in the third quarter, the Celtics fell behind by 13 points and Tatum finally hit 3 points. This was his first score in the game. Facing Tatum, his condition recovered. The Heat also called a timeout immediately.
Then, Tatum continued to make three-pointers and hits. They continued to narrow the gap. Then, Jaylen Brown and Hayward hit three-pointers one after another, and the Celtics narrowed the gap to within 3 points. You know, Tatum scored 0 points in the first half and scored 16 points in 6 minutes in the second half of the third quarter. Under his leadership, the Celtics reduced the point difference from 13 points to 1 point.
In the fourth quarter, when the team fell behind the Heat, it was Tatum who stood up again. However, it is a pity that Tatum still failed to help the team win. Today, the Celtics are 1-3 behind the Heat. If they continue to lose the next game, the team will be eliminated and missed the finals.