At first, things appeared to be heading towards disaster for the likes of the Boston Celtics on Monday night, as they started out the first period chucking up 3-point shots to no avail (2-of-10) and trailed from the jump all the way to the 6:41 mark of the second, only to then squander it and head into the half once again behind on the scoreboard.
Frankly, through three quarters of action, it seemed as though, what with their incredibly putrid offensive execution and Jayson Tatum‘s wild struggles (18 points on 33 percent shooting from the floor and 22 percent shooting from deep), the C’s were looking at enduring their second consecutive loss and would be heading back to Boston facing a devastating 3-1 deficit.
Then, the fourth quarter happened.
Luckily for the Celtics, Tatum finally came alive during the final stretch, dropping 12 points, two assists, and two rebounds on an unbelievable 83 percent shooting from the floor and 100 percent shooting from deep.
Luckily, the rest of the team went on to follow suit as well, as the nine total players to log minutes down the stretch combined for a stellar 43 points on 84 percent shooting from the floor and 80 percent shooting from 3-point range whilst holding the Bucks to just 28 and Game 3 troublemaker Giannis Antetokounmpo (finished the night with 34 points, 18 points, and five assists) to just six points.
As a result of their late efforts, what once was a potentially gruesome loss wound up turning into a tremendous 116-108 comeback win over Milwaukee which, in turn, has the series tied back up at two games apiece.
That said, despite this joyous turnout there were still plenty of ups and downs from Monday’s exhibition, especially in regard to the players, and we at HH are here to pinpoint 1 stud and 1 dud from Boston’s triumphant Game 4 victory: