2010 NBA Finals
Los Angeles Lakers (1) vs Boston Celtics (4) @ TD Garden
Game 4 - Boston wins 96 - 89
Series tied 2-2
Boston evens the series two games a piece. Big story for the Celtics was Glen Davis whose 18 points alone tied the Lakers bench total. Davis was everywhere tonight it seemed and pretty much out muscled L.A.'s defense for several inside shots that led to big 3 point plays. Almost the entire Boston team came out to play for that matter. Allen somewhat got out of his slump scoring 12 but also going 4-11 in field goals. Pierce had a team high 19 pts and the biggest small man on the court Nate Robinson was a huge second string trigger igniting the home crowd with big shots and animated excitement.
Once again L.A. relied on the all too familiar Kobe (33 pts) and Gasol (21 pts) show. Where was LO tonight? He had 10 points and often struggled to make a offensive decision, looking to pass the ball and over dribbling to drain the shot clock. We all knew coming into the game that Bynum wasn't going to be much of a factor as his knee was bugging him pregame but where was Fisher, Artest and the Lakers bench tonight?
In the end I came to almost accept the loss as it being okay. No big deal because I knew Boston was going to win one at home. Now it's time for the champs to win on Sunday and carry that momentum back to L.A. to close the series for their 16th title. I would much rather have the Lakers come back home on a winning drive rather than Boston entering the Staples Center on theirs if that makes any sense.
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