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Jayson Tatum finishes NBA Finals with unprecedented 100 playoff turnovers

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Jason Tatum is one of the most exciting young stars in the NBA. Jason Tatum probably still has the best basketball ahead of him, but it’s hard to deny that Jason Tatum just had a tough debut in the NBA Finals.

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The Boston Celtics star finished Game 6 Thursday with 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting, seven assists, three rebounds and five assists as the Golden State Warriors clinched their fourth league title in a decade.

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Over the entire series, Tatum shot 31.7% from the field with 23 assists. He also finished the playoffs with 100 total losses, the most by a player in NBA postseason history. for StatMuse.

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The Internet predictably had fun at his expense.

For most of the series, Tatum was held back on offense by Andrew Wiggins, a former No. 1 overall who finally delivered on his promise in his first full season with the Warriors. That defense alone arguably made Wiggins the second most valuable player in the series behind Finals MVP Stephen Curry.

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Of course, the importance of defending Wiggins highlights how much Tatum helped the Celtics get to the Finals. In 18 games, the 24-year-old averaged 27 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game to become the Eastern Conference Finals MVP against the Miami Heat.

Tatum’s 100 assists were more the result of his use than any struggle, but that doesn’t mean he won’t need to work those numbers more to be a long All-Star offseason.

Jason Tatum had a better streak than this NBA Finals.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Jason Tatum had a better streak than this NBA Finals. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)




Source: sports.yahoo.com

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