Skip to comments.Celtics make epic comeback to beat Lakers in Game 4 (Banner 17 one win away!!)
Posted on 06/12/2008 10:21:02 PM PDT by Libertarian444
LOS ANGELES After 72 hours of having the games showcase event consumed by talk of conspiracy, the Lakers brought another ugly word to the NBA Finals.
As Kobe Bryant and his LA teammates watched helplessly, the Celtics came from 20 points down in the third quarter to take an improbable, amazing 97-91 win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at the Staples Center.
Boston leads 3-1 in the best-of-seven series. Game 5 is Sunday night as the Celtics will have a chance to win the 17th championship in franchise history. For the Lakers, the task is now daunting. No team has ever rallied from a 3-1 hole to win in the Finals.
I live in Hollywood, and everyone here is quiet. Stunned.
As a Lakers fan, we deserved to lose. Period.
Dang, I forgot to watch the game today. Thanks for the ping.
Never fear Lakers fans, training camp for the next NBA season is only a month and a half away!
Red Auerbach has a lit cigar somewhere...
I turned that game off after it was like 24 to 6 a few minutes into the game. Bummer that I missed it.
I guess you didn’t read the articles of the last few days. The refs could still make sure the Lakers win.
PGA beats KB.... and I am happy! Three wins don’t mean anything though - you gotta win four!
John Kerry will take credit for this any moment now.
(”Lovey, are “Larry Havlicek” and “Bill Bird” still with
the team? They’re right up there with “Manny Ortez” of
the Red Sox!”)
I think I read somewhere the Celts have the Lakers playbook. Could be just a rumor but we are talking about a New England team here.
I am so sorry I missed the stunning end, went to bed thinking the Lakers had it in the bag, when I have heard the Celtics pulled off a win, I was suprised and happy. As a Celtics fan, this championship will bring glory back to Boston.
As a Connecticut Huskies fan, happy that a former Huskies player Ray Allen has helped Pierce and Garnett to pull this off.
Had watched the game until a little while into the 3rd quarter, not sure that the Celts could pull it off. Kick myself now.
Being a die-hard Big Green Machine guy for over fifty years, I should have known better.
I loved watching the celebrating Laker fans at the end of the 2nd quarter change to demoralized schlumps at the end.
LA folks have too much fun for their own good, anyway.
But, unless I’m deaf, the Fat Lady hasn’t sung yet!
What a difference this game made for each team. Could have been 2-2, a toss-up. Now it’s 3-1, and, IMHO, with the possibility of two home games, Boston now has a huge advantage. Go Celtics!
Kobe choke? Only 19 points? Game fixed?
I could not believe how that unfolded (NOR did an arena full of Laker fans). I am pretty neutral here, just enjoy the NBA games. Never had seen that type of surge except in Iraq