The Boston Celtics are supposedly star-less and, until Friday evening, were win-less in the postseason. Staring down a 16-point deficit at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, however, the mitigation hardly mattered.
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The C’s rode the hot hand of All-Star Isaiah Thomas’ 28 points in a 104-95 Game 4 win in Boston, tying the first-round series at 2-2. Four other Celtics players – Marcus Smart (20), Evan Turner (17) Jonas Jerebko (16), and Jae Crowder (12) – also finished in double-digits, as the team overcame Hawks forward Paul Millsap’s playoff-career-high of 45 points.
Millsap seemed to be everywhere, stepping out defensively on Boston’s potential slashers, owning the boards with a game-high 13 rebounds, while swatting four Celtic shots. His all-world effort wasn’t enough to save a Hawk team that shot 26 percent from the floor without him, though, while continuously allowing Boston open room to penetrate onRead More »from Celtics overcome 16-point deficit to beat Hawks, tie series at 2-2