Boston claw their way back into it
With a convincing 116-108 win in Milwaukee, the eastern conference series evens up at two games apiece and heads back to Boston for game five.
The story was nearly written halfway through the fourth quarter. The Bucks were cruising and in control, largely on the back of Giannis Antetokounmpo’s seeming unstoppability. But then something happened.
It was almost like a switch flipped. Milwaukee started dropping shots, while Boston’s play from the three point line looked at times unguarded. In the end, Al Horford and Jayson Tatum came away with 30 points each and Boston overcame what was at one point an eleven point deficit to win game four 116-108. Giannis Antetokounmpo put up 34 but, he was largely a one-man band with the rest of the Bucks offense falling mute.
The series now evens up with two games apiece and will be heading back to Boston for game five. This now sees one of the closest races in recent NBA memory, with all conference semi-finals tied at two games each. It really is anyone’s to win, or to lose.
The eventual winner of this seven game series will go on to face the winner of the Miami Heat - Philadelphia 76ers series for the eastern conference title. With Phoenix, Dallas, Golden State, and Memphis all in the hunt for the western conference title, the NBA final promises to be one worth watching.