The Golden State Warriors are currently facing the Boston Celtics in the Finals and there's no doubt that it has been a good matchup thus far. The series is tied at 2-2, and as of right now, either team could end up winning.
Stephen Curry and Jayson Tatum are the faces of the Warriors and the Celtics respectively, and there's no doubt that both are superstar players. However, in this series, Stephen Curry has been playing better than Jayson Tatum, and a recently revealed statistical fact shows that.
As of right now, Stephen Curry is averaging 34.3 PPG in the NBA Finals, which is a higher number than Jayson Tatum's 34.1 FG% in the Finals. It is clear that Jayson Tatum has not been efficient on the highest stage, though he has notably been playmaking a lot and elevating his teammates despite his struggles.
Steph is averaging more PPG (34.3) than Tatum is FG% (34.1) this Finals.
Jayson Tatum will definitely need to be better for the rest of the series if the Boston Celtics are to win the Finals and get their first championship since the 2008 season. It is fair to say that he has not been playing up to his usual standard, and the Boston Celtics need him to figure things out offensively. Co-star Jaylen Brown has been very good, but the Boston Celtics are not winning this series without Jayson Tatum.
As for Stephen Curry, he needs to continue to have the explosions he's had offensively if the Golden State Warriors are to emerge victorious. There's no doubt that he has put the Golden State Warriors on his back on that end of the floor, and the goal for him for the rest of the series is to remain aggressive.
Hopefully, we have a good finish in the Finals. It has been entertaining thus far, and it will only get better as the series gets close to the finish line. There's a lot on the line for both teams and we'll see who comes out on top.