The Boston Celtics won in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 129-121 after a disastrous loss in Game 3 in Atlanta. The Celtic now have a 3-1 series lead over the Hawks and will be able to win and end the series in Game 5 on Tuesday.
To win this Game, the Celtics needed to put more emphasis on rebounding and defense which I can say for certain that the Celtics stepped up on the boards.
Boston Celtics dominated on the boards
Both Robert Williams III and Al Horford had double-digit rebounds with 15 and 11 respectively. Williams followed this up with a double-double with 13 points. Meanwhile. Horford didn’t score a single point, but was be able to stay productive on the boards.
Both Williams and Horford were followed by Tatum who had 7, as three players have had at least 5 rebounds.
Williams III came off the bench and he was the first Boston player since Bill Walton to score 10+ points and 15 rebounds off the bench in a game.
The Celtics had 49 rebounds while the Hawks had 42 rebounds in Game 4. In game 3, the Hawks had almost double the rebounds that the Celtics had with 48 and 29 respectively. Although Tatum had 10 rebounds with 29 points for a double-double.
The Tatum and Brown dynamic duo strikes again for the Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both had 31 points to lead the C’s and scored the final 16 points of the game.
Tatum also had 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks, while Brown had 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Celtics are 22-1 when both Tatum and Brown score 30 points which makes it at a .957 win percentage, which is the best among all-time (minimum 20 games). The last time the duo did it was on March 30 when they scored 70 points combined in the win against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Brown took off the mask in this game as he’s had it on for a couple months after suffering a facial contusion.
Boston Celtics play of the game: Marcus Smart throws down a rare dunk
A dunk from Marcus Smart does not come often, but when it does it is surely glorious!
The dunk came near the end of the 3rd quarter as Smart drove down the lane for the rare dunk.
Smart had 19 points with 4 assists and 4 rebounds as he was one of six players to score in double figures for the C’s.
The Boston Celtics will be able to clinch the series in Boston in Game 5 on Tuesday at 7:30 pm on Nbc Sports Boston/TNT.