Yep, the series is now tied at 2 games a piece. Philips Arena was CRAZY tonight!!! David Stern was even in the building to take in this great win as well!
This, just like Game 3 was not a fluke win. The Hawks won this game and the Celtics were trying hard as hell, don't believe anything different. They came out swinging in the first quarter! They had us down by 13 just minutes into the game, but we took that shot and remained on our feet.
Going into the fourth quarter we were down 10, then the Joe Johnson show began. He was Kobe-esque tonight! He even had one of those playoff moments that will stay with him forever. He crossed Leon Powe, made him fall, then set his feet, stared at the rim for what felt like 20 seconds while everyone just stood there and watched, then he drained a 3. (sorry for the run on, but I warned you about my tendency to use them) Anyway. He scored 20 points in the fourth quarter and Josh scored our other 12 fourth quarter points. They were fantastic!
I watched most of the second half of the game beside Josh Smith's bro. He's a good dude, very funny and very much into his brother. I love it!
Paul Pierce almost had those 40 points everyone in the media and Boston promised us he'd have. He was just 22 short.
Al didn't have a great offensive game, but he did have 13 rebounds.
Believe it or not ZA ZA Pachulia set the tone for this win tonight. About midway through the 2nd quarter KG elbowed him and ZA ZA ran up in his face and put his forehead against KG's forehead and let him know that it was not going to go down like that! We aint scared of the stinkin Celtics, and it's high time they realize that!
Game 5 is in Boston, and if we win things really get interesting! We're still playing with house money, and if we can manage to score in Boston (something we didn't do in the first two games) then we can get this thing back to the Highlight Factory with a chance to end it.
The Lakers finished off the Nuggets tonight. Poor AI, he deserves better.
The Magic finished off the Raptors. If you don't live in Orlando or Toronto then you probably didn't see it. Why wouldn't they just put the game on ESPN? I know the league doesn't want to compete against itself, but there are a lot of people who don't have NBATV and it's unfair that they didn't get the chance to watch the Magic/ Raptors series. Who am I kidding? No one outside of Orlando or Toronto cared about that series, but it still should have been more accessible to the fans.