Three different times during tonight’s Game 4, I exhibited the Boston Celtics’ lifeless bodies and properly identified them as deceased. Three different times they jumped straight out of the coffin doing the Bernie and making quick comebacks. But the Celtics could not get a shot off on the final possession after Rajon Rondo improbably stole an inbounds pass to give them a last chance, and the Hawks extended this series to Game 6.
With Paul Pierce running like he took 17 consecutive People’s Elbows to the knee, the Celtics really could have used a shorter series. Now the Hawks have life, Al Horford’s a monster again and Pierce may or may not have a linger knee issue to deal with moving forward. Not ideal, but the Celtics will have a chance to end this at home Thursday night.