Al Horford and Jayson Tatum scored 30 points apiece and led the fourth quarter comeback as the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 116-108 to even the series at two apiece in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semis.
This series has lived up to the billing as the two teams have alternated wins and losses; the series continues Wednesday night in Boston.
Horford and Tatum did most of the damage in the final period. Horford scored 16 points in the fourth, and Tatum scored 12 points to help outscore the Bucks 43-28 in fourth quarter. Horford 30 points were a playoff career high for the veteran.
Tatum bounced back after scoring 10 points and shooting 4-19 in Game 3.
Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each contributed 18 points.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 34 points, 18 rebounds, and dishing out five assists.
With nights like this, the Bucks sorely missed Khris Middleton in terms of taking the scoring load off Giannis, but this was the biggest moment in the game.
Granted George Hill is a good defender, but I feel like with Middleton out there he could made some of their shots more challenging and from an offensive standpoint, nobody outside of Brook Lopez shot the ball particually well. Jrue Holiday went 5-22 from the field incuding 1-6 from the line. Holiday has been inconsistent offensively so far in the playoffs, and the Bucks will need him to have a better output on the offensive end if Middleton remains out for this series.
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Robert Williams missed Game 4 with left knee soreness and Grant Williams replaced him in the lineup; this was Williams’ first career playoff start.