Boston wins in Milwaukee and revives its series, Golden State consolidates its lead … The summary of Monday night

The Celtics, carried by vengeful Al Horford and Jayson Tatum, won a crucial victory (116-108) at the Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo, on the night of Monday May 9 to Tuesday May 10 during the NBA playoffs, to tie at 2 -2 in their Eastern Conference Semifinals. On the west side, Golden State overthrew Memphis (101-98) and consolidated its lead in its series.

Boston is recovering

Game number 3 had left a very bitter taste in Horford on Sunday, after his tap-bounce, well into the basket, but carried out a few hundredths of a second after the buzzer. The Celtics had thus failed by nothing to snatch an extension (103-101).

This time, the 35-year-old winger, author of the best performance of his career in the playoffs, was able to wear a big smile. His 30 points (11/14 on shots, eight rebounds) were all the more decisive as he scored 16 in the last quarter, allowing Boston to sound the charge, after having nevertheless counted 11 lengths of late a few minutes earlier. « We had our backs against the wall. We had to react and that’s what we did. We didn’t give up, we kept pushing, » he commented afterwards.

Yet Horford had in front of him Giannis Antetokounmpo, dominating for three quarters, before weighing less in the « money time ». He still finished with 34 points and 18 rebounds.

Golden State suffers but confirms its lead

They did not give in. The Warriors were put in difficulty on Monday by Memphis who, despite the absence of their star Ja Morant (injured in the knee) tried everything to crack his opponent.

The Grizzlies led by 12 points nine minutes from the end of the game, after imposing their rhythm and above all frustrating the Warriors. But they were able to count Stephen Curry who scored 18 of his 32 points in the last quarter. He became the first player in NBA history to reach 500 3-pointers in the playoffs.

This renewed pride allows Golden State to afford a third victory in four games. The Warriors can confirm their place in the Western Conference finals on Wednesday in Memphis.

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