The Celtics dropped Game 4 as the Raptors successfully flipped the series back to 2-2 going in Game 5. Jaylen Brown struggled immensely from the field, starting 0-for-8 from three, as Kemba Walker lamented only taking nine threes after the game.
Boston left with a general sentiment that they beat themselves on the offensive end, though Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam continued to improve for Toronto in the second half. They’ll face off on Monday.
Scroll below for reaction from CLNS Media’s post game coverage team and the Celtics and Raptors.
The Garden Report —
It’s a brand new series after the Toronto Raptors’ Game 4 win against the #Boston Celtics. After the stunning finish in Game 3, Boston came out of the gates angry and motivated, but missed shots started getting into their heads. The #Raptors had control of the game and played with more energy down the stretch to tie the series 2-2. Kemba Walker only took nine shots in the game, which he called “completely unacceptable” on his behalf.
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Game 4 Post Game Show
Press Conferences —
Brad Stevens spoke about Jaylen Brown’s struggles and the shooting wall the entire team took in Game 4 as the Celtics lost their 2-0 lead in the series. They’ll play the Raptors tied 2-2 on Monday.
Kemba Walker said after Game 4 that only taking nine shots in the loss was unacceptable and that the Raptors are showing what a team full of champions from one year ago is capable of. The Raptors similarly overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat the Bucks in the East Finals last year.
Jayson Tatum discussed a disappointing Game 4 and how he and the other struggling Celtics scorers can bounce back from a 93-point performance.
Jaylen Brown shook off one of his worst shooting nights as a pro, 4-for-18 and 2-for-11 from three, and said it had nothing to do with the play that cost the Celtics Game 3. Brown and Boston’s shooting woes have the series tied going into Game 5.
Kyle Lowry emphasized defense in his post game press conference as the key reason the Raptors came back from down 0-2. He went beyond Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum to talk about how the Raptors want to stop Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis.
Nick Nurse discussed his team’s comeback to tie the series at 2-2 and how it compares to last year’s turnaround against the Bucks. He also credited Kyle Lowry and his player’s ability to log heavy minutes.