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Who will be the Celtics’ hero in Game 4?

Marcus Smart drew his first playoff start in Game 3 and turned in his best post-season performance in a win. Who’s next?

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Marcus Smart was the designated "next man up" in Game 3. Who's your pick to be the hero of Game 4?

Keith Smith: Kelly Olynyk. He quietly had a very good game in Game 3. I think he's the Celtics best hope, aside from Al Horford, at pulling the defense out of the paint. That was a big key in the comeback. He's also the Celtics longest defender and had some good contests at the rim. Boston needs him to do it again.

Lachlan Marr: I’d love to see Jaylen Brown have a breakout game but even more I’d like to see Al Horford acting as the sole star on the roster. Horford has been a quiet achiever all season long, quietly making this team better. During the playoffs we’ve seen him get a bit more praise as his numbers have finally started to match up with his effort levels. Yet we still haven’t seen Horford put in a ‘signature’ performance as a Celtic, maybe in Game 4 or Game 5 we could see Big Al step up to be more than a superstar support player and actually dominate for a stretch, it probably wouldn’t be enough to silence his critics but it would go a long way toward establishing his legacy as a Celtic.

Alex Kungu: I think Jaylen Brown could be a candidate. He had another a subpar performance in game 3, but he’s shown that his athletcism gives him a unique advantage in certain lineups. Last night he had some tough mental mistakes on both ends and you have to imagine this is why Stevens doesn’t start him despite some of his strong performances. But C’s are going to need him and his athleticism, and I think he’ll answer the call in game 4.


Who will be Boston’s breakout star in Game 4?

This poll is closed

  • 25%
    Kelly Olynyk
    (141 votes)
  • 40%
    Jaylen Brown
    (226 votes)
  • 16%
    Terry Rozier
    (91 votes)
  • 18%
    (105 votes)
563 votes total Vote Now

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