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Celtics star Jayson Tatum sends bold warning to Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks after poor performance in Game 3 loss

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There’s just no sugarcoating it. Jayson Tatum did not show up in Game 3 on Saturday as the Milwaukee Bucks escaped with a narrow 103-101 win over the Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. are now 2-1 up in the series, and Tatum knows that Boston will need much from him moving forward.

After the game, Tatum was quick to acknowledge his shortcomings in the loss. However, the Celtics All-Star also sent a warning to the Bucks as he prepares for Game 4 on Monday:

“Obviously I expect to play better,” Tatum said. “I’m gonna be ready Monday trying to get a win. I’m not gonna make it about me or anything like that. I gotta be better. I know that. My teammates know that.”

That’s quite a bold statement for a guy who just scored 10 points on 4-of-19 shooting. However, you have to remember that this is Jayson Tatum we’re talking about here and he is without a doubt one of the top players in the game today. No one is immune from the occasional off night, which was exactly the case for the Celtics superstar on Saturday. He can only get better from here on out, so the Bucks better be ready.