The Celtics rallied on the road and got a much-needed win. They head back to Boston with the series tied (2-2). Al Horford and Jayson Tatum scored thirty points and led the Celtics’ fourth-quarter comeback in a 116-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks the Boston Celtics let game three get away from them; coming into game four, they knew they had to win and avoid being down 3-1 in the series. Tatum redeemed himself in last night’s game by scoring twelve points in the fourth quarter. The young star had this worst playoff performance in game three. He scored only ten points, and he was inefficient in shooting the ball. Despite Tatum’s clutch performance in the fourth quarter, Al Horford was why the Celtics evened up the series.
Horford had thirty points which was his playoff career-high while also hitting 5-three from beyond the arc. The 35-year-old went to the phone booth and grabbed his superman cap because he kept making big shot after big shot. Horford had a flashback to his younger days because he made a statement thunderous dunk on two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Horford returned the favor on Antetokounmpo because earlier in the Antetokounmpo dunked on Horford and gave him a nasty stare-down that led to him getting a technical foul.
” We love Al,” said Boston’s Marcus Smart, who scored eighteen points. ” Best vet we have ever had. He comes in and never changes whether things are going bad or well. He’s going to be him, and nine times out of ten, it’s going to work out in our favor.”
Unlike the Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks came up short in this ball game despite Giannis having another dominant performance. Giannis finished the game with thirty-four points and eighteen rebounds. Outside of Giannis, Jrue Holiday shot 5 of 22 for the field, shooting 1 of 6 from the three-point line. With Kris Middleton being out due to injury, Holiday needs to play better because Giannis needs his running mate if they want to win this series.
Players such as Brook Lopez, Westly Matthews, and Pat Connaughton all had good games, and they contributed the best way they could. Holiday owes his team an exceptional performance in game five. The guard is the team’s second-best player since Middleton is out for this series. Game five winner’s record is (147-33) when series are tied. The Bucks won a game on the Celtics’ homecourt, so they will be confident going into a hostile environment. Milwaukee will have to win a game in the Boston Garden if they want to win and advance to the Eastern Conference in consecutive years.
Which player will emerge and be the deciding factor in game five? Will it be Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, or one of the Celtics’ roles players? On the other end, the Milwaukee Bucks have the championship pedigree, and they know what it takes to win because they emerged last year and won the title. Will the Celtics defend their homecourt, or will the Bucks rally and go to Milwaukee up (3-2) in the series?