NBA Playoffs: Boston wins in Milwaukee to revive its series, Golden State consolidates its lead … The recap of Monday night

The Celtics, carried by revengeful Al Horford and Jayson Tatum, won a crucial victory (116-108) at the Bucks of Giannis Antetokounmpo, Monday May 9 during the NBA playoffs, to equalize at 2-2 in their semi-final of eastern conference. In the West, Golden State overthrew Memphis (101-98) and consolidated its lead in its series.

Boston revives in the series against Milwaukee

Saturday, match N.3 had left a very bitter taste in Horford, after his tap-bounce, well into the basket, but a few hundredths of a second after the buzzer. Too late to snatch an extension, which could have led to a result other than defeat (103-101).

This time, the 35-year-old veteran 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, 8 rebounds) were all the more decisive as he scored 16 in the last quarter, to allow Boston to sound the charge, after having yet counted 11 lengths 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.

Horford had yet in front of him Giannis Antetokounmpo, dominating for three quarters, before weighing less in the money-time, but who still finished with 34 points and 18 rebounds.

Golden State suffers but confirms its lead

They suffered but did not give in. The Golden State Warriors were put in trouble Monday by Memphis. Despite the absence of their star Ja Morant, with a knee injury, the Grizzlies were nevertheless ready to crack them.

They led by 12 points with 9 minutes remaining, after imposing their rhythm and above all frustrating the Warriors. But the latter managed to win, thanks in particular to Stephen Curry who scored 18 of his 32 points in the last quarter. On this occasion, he became the first player in NBA history to reach the bar of 500 3-point baskets scored in the playoffs.

This renewed pride allows Golden State to afford a third victory in four games and push Memphis to the brink of elimination. As of Wednesday, May 11, the Warriors can validate their place in the Western Conference final during game 5 in Memphis.

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