The Boston Celtics and Jayson Tatum fell to the Charlotte Hornets on their home floor by a score of 111-102. Both teams entered last night’s contest winning five of their last six games but neither team looked like it to start the game.
Both teams had a rough shooting start and turned the ball over on numerous occasions. Eventually, the Celtics and Hornets were able to find some consistent flow on offense but unfortunately for the C’s, Tatum never did and it proved costly.
Tatum had one of his worst games in recent memory by finishing with just 12 points, six rebounds, and three assists in 35 minutes. He shot an abysmal 5-for-19 from the field and 0-for-7 from beyond the arc. To make matters worse, most of Tatum’s misses were around the rim or wide open from three but he just couldn’t knock them down.
Tatum was a large involvement in Boston’s 2-for-18 mark from three-point range.
Despite Tatum’s struggles, the Celtics were still within striking distance late in the game after cutting into the Hornets’ 14-point second-half lead.
But, a few timely three-pointers from LaMelo Ball, Kelly Oubre, and former Celtic guard Terry Rozier, halted Boston’s comeback attempt and gave Charlotte their sixth win in seven games.
Jayson Tatum and the Celtics will look to bounce back tonight against the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. ET.