Original title: Horford’s 30-point savior sets two records, Tatum wakes up and makes a final counterattack
On May 10, Beijing time, the 2021-22 NBA playoffs continued. The Milwaukee Bucks are at home in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics. At the end of the game, the Celtics defeated the Bucks 116-108, tying the series to 2-2.
On the Celtics side, Al Horford scored 30 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists, and Jayson Tatum had 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists.
In the last game, Tatum was undoubtedly responsible for the loss of the Celtics. In the whole game, he only scored 10 points and only hit 4 sports goals. He was bullied by Antetokounmpo on both ends of offense and defense. In the final stage of the game, he also became the background plate of Holiday’s quasi-lore.
But in this game, Tatum played harder. In the first quarter, he broke the personal scoring drought with dunks. Next, his three-pointer and his foul free throws also succeeded one after another. More importantly, Tatum’s containment has also created opportunities for Jaylen Brown, Horford and others.
In addition, on the defensive end, Tatum is also tougher. In the half court, he grabbed 7 rebounds, and in the middle of the second quarter, he blocked Antetokounmpo with a subtle screen, and also created a great deal for teammate Smart. An easy layup opportunity.
Of course, in the face of the defending champion, the Green Army wants to retreat on the road, and it is not enough to rely on Tatum alone to output. In this game, beside Tatum, other teammates also gave him a lot of support. Jaylen Brown, for example, took on more defensive duties and got five early fouls as a result.
In addition, there is Horford. In fact, in Game 3, the veteran hit a large number of 22 points and 16 rebounds. In this game, when Tatum and Jaylen Brown were blocked from attacking, he was also forced to carry the offensive banner.
Horford’s output is not inconspicuous, but it is enough to help the Green Army bite the score. When it came to the final battle, Horford showed all of his offensive essence and his more than ten years of basketball experience vividly. , In a single quarter, Horford scored 16 points alone, which seemed to remind everyone that he was also the third overall pick in the previous draft.
The outbreak of the veteran also awakened Tatum’s fighting spirit. In the next game, he began to take over the offense. He scored 2+1 on the storm, and also made three-pointers from the outside. After scoring 7 points in a row, the Green Army has taken the lead. to double digits.
After that, Tatum completed a difficult layup, and his personal score was 30+.
At the most difficult time for the Green Army, the two third-round picks, the old and the young, led the team out of the quagmire, scoring 43 points in a single quarter, which is also a new record in the final quarter of this year’s playoffs. And Horford’s 30 points is also a new career high in a single playoff game in his career. Of course, Horford also became the second oldest player in team history to score 30+ in a single playoff game.
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