Furious last quarter! The Boston Celtics equalize the streak with the Milwaukee Bucks

The Boston Celtics tied the series with the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4. The Celtics won the reigning champion 116: 108 and, unlike Game 3, this time crowned a comeback in the fourth quarter.

The Celtics were seven points down after 36 minutes before Al Horford and Jayson Tatum in particular turned up the heat. Horford had 30 points (11/14 FG, 5/7 threes) and 8 rebounds, while Tatum had 30 (11/24, 3/10 threes), 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Together, the duo scored 28 of the 43 Celtics points in the final period.

Jaylen Brown contributed 18 points (5/11 FG) to the win, but also had error problems. Marcus Smart also had 18 points (8/13), plus 8 assists. For Daniel Theis, on the other hand, it was a spent evening, he missed each one of his five throws in 10 minutes.

Milwaukee, on the other hand, was not enough for another strong performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo (34, 14/32, 18 rebounds, 5 assists). The Greek also visibly ran out of juice in the fourth quarter, which is why he even got a small break five minutes before the end. Jrue Holiday (16, 5/22, 9 assists) showed a lot of light defensively, but also a lot of shadows in the attack. Brook Lopez (17), Wesley Matthews (12, 3/4 threes) and Pat Connaughton (11, 3/6 3P) also scored double figures.

The Celtics first had to make a change in starting five, Grant Williams starting for center Robert Williams (knee problems). The Bucks started on the other side as the firefighters, Holiday and Matthews exerted a lot of pressure on the perimeter as the three came down and a double-digit lead resulted. Apart from a thump, almost nothing came from Tatum again, the Celtics as a team seemed surprised. Milwaukee, however, missed a lot (6/16 in the zone) and only led 25:18 after a quarter.

Horford and Tatum turn the match in favor of the Celtics

But the Celtics caught themselves. Fewer offensive rebounds were given and open threes sunk. Horford, already the best Celtic in Game 3, gave the visitors the first lead of the evening in the middle of the section from the center. Giannis was already on a double-double (15 counters, 11 boards), but bricks were thrown around him. But the Greek was also hard pressed on his finishes (only 4/11 in the zone). The Bucks were up 48-47 at the break, despite a shooting rate of 35 percent.

Milwaukee got better out of the locker room again, Antetokounmpo took over as in Game 3 and put errors three and four on Brown within minutes. Tatum slowly found his rhythm on the other side, for the first time he shook off his opponent Matthews in a drive. The neighborhood still belonged to the Bucks star, who used his power to hit the basket at will, no matter who got in his way. Holiday pulled the fifth foul against Brown at the end of the quarter, Boston still reducing the lead to 73:80 before the last quarter.

With a 7-0 run, finished with a Horford slam, the Celtics were right back. An open exchange of blows then developed with numerous leadership changes. The timer was Horford, who hit his fifth three for the night and shortly after followed up with a And-1 against Lopez. Everything went well for Boston, now that Tatum was suddenly on the spot. The striker scored 10 points in one minute, just over three minutes before the end, the visitors were double-digit thanks to a 14: 2 run. Antetokounmpo did not get a chance, so the offense faltered and the Bucks did not return in the match.

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