How quickly the momentum can shift in a seven-game series.
The Boston Celtics have their work cut out for them following a 107-97 Game 4 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Gone are the good vibes from a Game 1 win on the road. Gone, the good feeling after Boston took a 2-1 series lead Wednesday night.
Game 4 was a reminder that if the Celtics want the NBA title, they’re going to have to take it.
The Green now need to win two of the next three games to reach the promised land. Coincidentally, two of the next three are scheduled to be played in San Francisco. While the Celtics have been road warriors and are an incredible 7-0 following a loss in these playoffs, Golden State is 10-1 in their building during the 2022 postseason.
A series win will require both sustained effort and special performances, both of which the Warriors got in Game 4, as the cagey Western Conference champs hung in, made adjustments, got a superstar performance from their veteran leader, and sprinted away with a victory.