Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum knows how to bounce back after a bad game, and that is not good news for the Golden State Warriors.

Tatum scored just 12 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, shooting 3-of-17 from the field including 1-of-5 from the 3-point line. He did have 13 assists, but the fact of the matter is the Celtics would have lost had Al Horford and Jaylen Brown not stepped up and carried the load in scoring.

In a bit of encouraging news for Boston, however, Tatum has a great history of coming back from bad games. In every round in the 2022 playoffs, he has had some ugly performances. What is interesting is that he was able to explode in the contests that followed

Take Game 3 of the East Finals for example when he made just 10 points on 3-of-14 shooting. In the following match against the Miami Heat, he banked 31 points on 8-of-16 shooting.

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This only shows that Jayson Tatum learns from his mistakes, and after his forgettable performance against the Warriors the last time out, he looks poised for another big game.

Of course that is exactly what the Celtics want when they return to Chase Center for Game 2. They have already proven they can handle the Warriors even when their best player is having a bad game. Now imagine what they can do when he’s clicking.

Sure enough, the Warriors better be ready for what could be a monster performance from the Celtics leader.