- Jayson Tatum was unstoppable in the Celtics’ Game 4 win over Milwaukee
- The NBA world went wild crazy on social media with Boston tying up the series
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Jayson Tatum was the story of the night.
The Celtics guard racked up 30 points on Monday night to lead Boston to a 116-108 victory over defending champion Milwaukee. The performance was headlined by acrobatic shots, high-flying dunks, and a few clutch jumpers down the stretch.
The Celts overcame a 10-point second half deficit to tie the series up at two games apiece. And now, the teams head back to the Garden with Boston looking to get a leg up.
Tatum had his best night of the set thus far, posting a double-double to lead the team in scoring and boards. Some of the shots he was able to make were unreal.
JAYSON TATUM WHAT A CIRCUS SHOT?!? 🤯pic.twitter.com/hqwtvf8I9P
— Guy Boston Sports (@GuyBostonSports) May 10, 2022
And he wasn’t holding back his emotion, despite having some struggles earlier in the series.
— FanSided (@FanSided) May 10, 2022
That confidence only grew with the game on the line. With the Bucks looking to mount a late comeback, Tatum nailed a few daggers to seal Milwaukee’s fate.
When the final buzzer sounded, the Celtics landed a much-needed win to even the series. And Tatum showed a huge bounce back from his 10-point showing in Game 3.
The NBA world was quick to react.
NBA media reacts to Jayson Tatum’s big night
The expected bounce-back from Jayson Tatum. This man doesn't have consecutive duds in the playoffs. Hasn't in years.
30 PTS (11/24 FG, 3/10 3PT, 5/6 FT), 13 REB, 5 AST, 2 TO, +9#Celtics
— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) May 10, 2022
Seen a lot of Jayson Tatum slander on the timeline lately. Great to see this close from him.
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) May 10, 2022
I can’t believe they said Tatum isn’t a star after one bad playoff game. Jokes on y’all and keep that same energy. 😂
— TatumMuse (@TatumMuse0) May 10, 2022
Everybody who doubted Tatum – never forget this game.
A must win, in clutch time, he scored 10 straight points to ice it.
— CelticsForum ⚡ 🍀 (@celticsforum) May 10, 2022
jayson tatum becoming the Big Playoff Game Closer is fucking beautiful no matter who you’re rooting for
— Shea Serrano (@SheaSerrano) May 10, 2022
JAYSON TATUM, FINALLY PLAYING LIKE A CLUTCH STAR.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 10, 2022
JAYSON TATUM IS AWAKE I AM HAVING A HEART ATTACK
— Dan Greenberg (@StoolGreenie) May 10, 2022
Tatum will look to keep the same energy when the two teams return to Boston for Game 5 on Wednesday. Another win will get the Celtics one win away from a conference finals appearance.