BOSTON — The Celtics will look to avoid a 3-1 hole in their best-of-7 series when they host the Bucks in Game 4 Monday night at TD Garden.
“What makes the Celtics more dangerous is from top to bottom, I think, they have more talent than anybody in the NBA but when you have those gaps and those pitfalls, you cannot have Terry Rozier in a game and not score. I can’t even imagine that — not score in a vital game.”
Max also added that Jaylen Brown, by his assessment, has been the most consistent Celtics player in the series and that Jayson Tatum’s play in Game 3 was encouraging as the second-year forward was able to snap out of his recent playoff scoring slump.
While Rozier’s offensive production from the second unit is important for the Celtics, Gordon Hayward’s scoring is much more important, according to Max.
“More than anybody, Gordon Hayward has to step up and be aggressive,” Maxwell said. “Instead of being a facilitator, he has to attack the rim. He has to get to the free-throw line. If you get Gordon Hayward to the free-throw line eight times, I think you have a better chance of winning the game and the Celtics just didn’t do that.”