Celtics get the split in Atlanta, lead series 3-1

The Boston Celtics secured a game 4 win Sunday night, beating Atlanta 129-121 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series. It wasn't easy, but the C's found a way to get enough stops and buckets down the stretch to give Celtics fans a small sense of relief going back home with a 2 game lead.
The Celtics' offense continued to thrive, as they put up 129 points while shooting 51.7% from the floor and 40% from deep. Boston is now averaging 120.5 points per game in the series, which is a great sign for future rounds.

Trouble-0-7 led the way, as is usually the case, with JT and JB both putting in 31 points on the night. When the superstar duo both score 30-plus, Boston is practically unbeatable. There's a reason they're the best duo in basketball.

The role players did their job too though, as Marcus Smart (19 points), Derrick White (18 points), Malcolm Brogdon (14 points), and Rob Williams III (13 points) all played great. Let me take a quick second to shout out Rob Will, who was everywhere tonight. Rob stuffed the stat sheet with 15 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks, 5/6 from the line, and countless hustle plays. The timelord makes Boston a completely different animal. As the Celtics look to go home and finish the Hawks off in 5 at the Garden, there are still a couple of things for them to keep in mind. The first is the health of Joel Embiid. With the 76ers already advanced and waiting in the next round, Doc Rivers said that Embiid is about 50% at the moment. I hate injuries, but the Celtics need to finish off Atlanta so that Embiid doesn't have as much time to rest.

If the Celtics take the Hawks seriously and put them away early, they'll start thinking about Cancun. Limit the 2nd chance opportunities and don't let Trae Young get going and this will be over in 5. Finish the job fellas. Go Celtics!