Celtics defeat Bucks 116-108 in Game 4, tie up series 2-2

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown battle during the first...
Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown battle during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series Monday, May 9, 2022, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP)
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 7:36 PM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 9:24 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Boston Celtics defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 116-108 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, tying up the series 2-2.

Al Horford and Jayson Tatum scored 30 points each and led the Boston Celtics’ fourth-quarter comeback. The best-of-seven series continues Wednesday with Game 5 in Boston.

Horford scored 16 points and Tatum 12 in the fourth quarter alone to help the Celtics outscore the defending NBA champion Bucks 43-28 in the final period. Horford’s 30 points were a career playoff high for the 35-year-old veteran.

The Bucks led the Celtics 48-47 at the half.

Milwaukee started off strong, going on an 8-2 run to open the first quarter. Grayson Allen would start for the second game in a row, and would put up four points in the first half, one bucket which would give Milwaukee a 10 point lead. Giannis Antetokounmpo would close out the quarter with a baseline flush and the Bucks led 25-18 after the first quarter.

The Bucks offense would go cold near the end of the second half, but a Pat Connaughton steal and flush followed immediately by a three would tie it up at 45 with seconds to go before the break.

Antetokounmpo would lead all scorers with 15 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.

The Bucks were 18-51 from the field compared to the Celtics who went 16-40, and both teams were held to under 30 percent from the three.

At the start of the third Antetokounmpo was issued a technical foul for taunting after a dunk that put the Bucks up 52-49.

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