BOSTON — Robert Williams III stood within the nook as TD Backyard rose to its toes. The Hawks’ fourth quarter comeback snuck up on them too, waking as much as notice Atlanta tied the sport after trailing by 10 minutes earlier as Al Horford launched a nook three-point shot. It fell out of the rim and landed in Williams III’s palms as he poured it up and in for a lead.
Williams III traveled to the opposite basket and rose to the rim as Trae Younger slide by Horford, the Hawks guard hitting three pictures from deep and dishing a flurry of assists to drag Atlanta forward after trailing by 10 factors with 5:14 remaining. After Williams III gained the bounce ball at mid-court, he rushed to the rim and landed an alley-oop end. That and a pair of White free throws with 7.3 seconds remaining gave Boston an opportunity to clinch the sequence.
Younger took it away. Yet another heave from deep really feel with one second left and the Hawks saved their season — 119-117.
Brown wore his proper hand safety after ditching it for an 11-for-15 end in Sport 4. He prolonged the surge with a 10-for-13 first half, flushing a pair of threes and scoring 23 factors. His bag expanded to hit Tatum with a bounce move within the pocket for what ought to’ve been an open layup. He jumped into the publish and hit Jalen Johnson with a sequence of spinning publish strikes earlier than ending inside, then he later dropped a left-handed layup within the basket.
The run pushed the Celtics forward 59-48 after trailing for a lot of a detailed first half to that time, managing 60% Hawks three-point capturing, together with makes from John Collins, Jalen Johnson and Onyeka Okongwu, gamers who hovered at or beneath 30% from deep throughout the common season. Joe Mazzulla examined the longevity of the run by matching Collins’ minutes with Robert Williams III in drop protection, forcing a 1-for-3 stretch from the Hawks massive man.
Malcolm Brogdon, in the meantime, entered halfway by way of the quarter to construct and handle Boston’s lead, hitting a pull-up two, a 3 and ending by way of De’Andre Hunter for a three-point play to rapidly attain double-figure scoring. Tatum scored following a gradual begin after Horford, who blocked 5 pictures in fewer than three quarters, stopped Younger within the lane and despatched Brown out, who fired a move to Brogdon, who discovered Tatum reducing throughout the paint. Younger hit a protracted two to finish the quarter that bounced round a fell, holding the Hawks inside 10, the place they’d keep into the second half.
Atlanta bothered Tatum all through the sport with double groups as he began 5-for-15, however he typically discovered Good to his aspect flaring or rolling out of screens. Good shot 4-for-8 and Brown discovered him in the identical state of affairs halfway by way of the third, when Sam Hauser checked in after a robust first half stint earned him double-digit minutes. Younger’s alley-oop to Collins after a Tatum dwell ball turnover and a 3 saved the Hawks inside single-digits. He met Hauser on the rim, who he remoted all sequence, in assist place after Younger drove Rob as Hauser rejected him and despatched Tatum out in transition for a wanted slam.
Hauser break up 4 three-point makes an attempt and picked up a unfastened ball Tatum mishandled, tossed it up from the free throw line and it fell after hitting the rim twice and backboard. He caught an errant Tatum move within the nook that deflected off two Hawks and fed it again to Tatum for an open two on the rim.
Boston braced a 9-for-16 Hawks cost into the fourth as Younger led early offense and peppered Hunter, Collins and Okongwu with passes. Blake Griffin entered the sport and drew the gang to its toes, efficiently batting the second of two misses by Brown on the free throw line off Atlanta to arrange a Tatum mid-ranger. White blocked Younger for a second time, who waved off official Josh Tiven as they ran up the ground. Tatum hit Brown within the nook for 3 a number of performs later and located White downhill for 2.
The Celtics led by eight when Mazzulla known as timeout to cap the run of three straight Hawks baskets. Brown missed a turnaround and Tatum misplaced the ball to Hunter, who deflected his move with White open within the lane and chased it into the again courtroom. Younger hit a pair of step-back threes as Horford returned to switching towards him, stopping the following one earlier than fouling him on the drive. A pricey Tatum technical foul put the Hawks forward by one on three Younger free throws.
Williams III secured a key cease and flushed an alley-oop earlier than Good performed tight protection and fouled Younger at mid-court, boosting the guard to 35 factors to go together with his 13 assists and a one-point lead. Brown arrange White to drive downhill and arguably the MVPs of the sequence mixed to place Boston up yet one more time on the free throw line. Younger stole the lead again seconds later, getting into his fifth and ultimate three. Tatum, who shot 8-for-22, launched a prayer with 0.5 seconds remaining that landed far to the precise of the rim,.
Sport 6 is on Thursday in Atlanta.