On This Date in NBA History: May 4, Celtics Title Team Won First-Round Series


Apr 27, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Toronto Raptors forward Patrick Patterson (54) defended by Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett (2) and forward Paul Pierce (34) during the second quarter in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

2008 – With a 99-65 Boston Celtics victory over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 7, the eventual 2008 champion Celtics defeated the Hawks in the first-round series. Paul Pierce scored a game-high 22 points. Kevin Garnett added 18 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Pierce and Garnett will look to win another first-round Game 7 on May 4. On Sunday, May 4, 2008, they led the Celtics to the next round. On Sunday, May 4, 2014, Pierce and Garnett look for the same result. However, this time, they are six years older and are playing on the road against the third-seeded Toronto Raptors. In 2008, the Celtics took on the eighth-seeded Hawks.

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