Jayson Tatum on the Celtics: After the Celtics’ first loss of the season, Jayson Tatum acknowledged the source of the problem in Monday’s 114-109 loss.
“Just had too much turnover. Way too much turnover. I have to be better,” he told reporters. “We all have to get better.”
“We know that in a lot of games – especially on the road – guys will be playing against us,” Tatum explained.
On the one hand, he credited the Timberwolves’ performance.
“You have to give them some credit,” he acknowledged. “They are a good team, have played hard and have some talented guys on that side. It shouldn’t be easy. We can learn from it.”
Tatum specifically mentioned crunch-time performance as something Boston needs to focus on.
“Our communication could be better if we know where certain guys will be. Just some little things that I think we can clean up in late-game situations,” he said.
Boston will have a chance to turn things around quickly against the 76ers on Wednesday night.
Trivia: Tatum recently became the youngest Celtics player to reach the 10,000-point threshold. He still has a long way to go to reach the team record for points. Who is the Celtics’ all-time leading scorer?
Hint: He was drafted out of Ohio State.
Results and schedule:
The Celtics lost to the Timberwolves 114-109 in overtime on Monday. Boston will play the 76ers in Philadelphia on Wednesday at 7 p.m
The Bruins also played on Monday and earned a 3-2 victory against the Stars in Dallas. Rookies Johnny Beecher and Mason Lohrei each scored their first career NHL goals.
Tomorrow, the Revolution will host the Philadelphia Union in a playoff game at 7 p.m
More from Boston.com:
Jaylen Brown throws it down: Even though the Celtics lost, this from Brown was one for the montage.
On this day: In 1974, the Bruins destroyed the Capitals 10-4 in a dominant team performance. The highlight was reached by Bobby Orr, who scored three goals and three assists (his second hat-trick of the season).
Daily highlight: MiLaysia Fulwiley went coast to coast with an outstanding finish to the basket in South Carolina’s season-opening win over Notre Dame in Paris on Monday.
Trivia answer: John Havlicek
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