Bucks allowed Al Horford to have a career high and spoil a Game 4 victory, 116-108
Milwaukee- The Bucks had trouble stopping Al Horford, as he dropped a 30 piece in Game 4
Coming into Game 4 with a 2-1 lead in the series, the Bucks looked like they had found Boston's krptonite. From the first quarter until late into the the third quarter, Milwaukee punished the smaller Celtics on the boards and inside of the paint. Giannis Antetokounmpo punished Boston each time he got either in the painted area or on a fast break opportunity. Milwaukee had a 13 point lead mid-way in the third, but by the end of the quarter, the Bucks were clinging onto a five point lead.
At the start of the fourth, the Bucks struggled to get into any type of rhythm offensively and on the defensive side of the ball, they had no answer with stopping backcuts or Al Horford. Horford was dialed in and contributed in a huge way for Boston in the forth. Shots by Giannis and Pat Connaughton kept the Bucks within striking distance with four minutes left in regulation. In a blink of an eyes, the Bucks went from being in striking distance to digging themselves out of a double figure lead Mulwaukee allowed the Celtics to go n a 12-4 run at the end of the game to drop Game 4.
After the game, Horford spoke about his career game and praised the lord in a post game interview. "First and foremost, I want to thank the lord for this opportunity to play for Boston. I am very grateful. We had our backs against the wall and I needed to be there for my team."
Giannis finished with 34 points and 18 rebounds