The Milwaukee Bucks got outscored 43-28 in the fourth quarter Monday night at Fiserv forum, falling to the Boston Celtics 116-108 in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. With the series tied at 2-2, the series shifts back to TD Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday.
Jayson Tatum and Al Horford each scored 30 points to lead the Celtics, and each was instrumental during Boston’s fourth quarter surge that erased an 80-73 lead after 36 minutes of play.
Horford was particularly devastating in the final stanza, hitting all six of his shots, including two of his five three pointers in the game. In all, Horford scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, as Milwaukee seemed almost helpless in trying to defend the 15-year veteran big man.
“Al’s a great competitor,” said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, who coached Horford in Atlanta. “He’s a great teammate. I think they’ve got a good thing going there right now.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with a game-high 34 points and 18 rebounds, but Milwaukee couldn’t overcome Jrue Holiday’s poor night shooting from the field (5-22) in the loss.
"We got to play harder," Antetokounmpo said. "Simple as that. They were playing a lot of one-on-one. They were hitting shots. They were opening the pop with Horford for wide-open threes.”