I.T. goes for 33, Green scores 18, Horford gets 15/12 and Smart hustles all the way to the win (videos)
Isaiah Thomas scored team-high 33 points to go along with seven assists as the Celtics beat the Bulls in the Chicago for the second time in a row. Thomas took over the game in the third quarter and never looked back as he continues to impress night in and night out. Thomas saved Celtics season in Game 4 and helped his team in re-claming the home court advantage. Truly remarkable performance for I.T.
Gerald Green got another start and had 18 points which is a new career-high for him in the postseason. Celtics veteran added seven boards as well with 16 of his 18 points coming in the first half when he was ripping the net to shreads! Green got only two points after the break but those came from a big dunk over Dwyane Wade.
Al Horford posted a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists. Horford was big for the Celtics on the defensive glass and made some big plays down the road, playing some inspirational basketball in the second half of the game. Great night for Big Al!
Marcus Smart filled the statsheet with five points, eight rebounds, six assists but the truth is that Marcus is all about making game-winning plays and those does not show in the boxscore. Smart hit just two shots on the night but both hits came in the fourth quarter as he played his heart out throughout the whole game. His performance is the definition of "hustle"!