Boston Celtics: Game 4 Victory
The Celtics took control in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals for a 96-89 victory that tied the series, 2-2.
The Lakers’ leading reserve, Lamar Odom was not effective in Bynum’s position and came away all too aware of how the Celtics had put forth a team effort that the Lakers didn’t.
Boston reserves Glen Davis (18 points) and Nate Robinson (12) were boosters and bucket-providers in a game where both teams had trouble to score in the first and third quarters. Also off Boston’s bench, Tony Allen was branded as "phenomenal" by Celtics coach Doc Rivers; Rasheed Wallace was "unbelievable."
"You never know where it’s going to come from," Odom said of the Celtics’ game. "That’s how you beat teams."
Boston’s win assures that there will be a Game 6 at Staples Center on Tuesday night. Game 7, if needed, would be June 15 – again at Staples, where the Lakers were 9-0 in the postseason before losing Game 2 to Boston.