Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis contributed 18 points in 22 minutes played to boost the Boston Celtics past the Los Angeles Lakers 96-89 yesterday at the TD Garden. His nine points in the fourth quarter alone was the key factor for the Celts to tie the series at 2-2 heading into the season’s final contest at the TD Garden Sunday night. Nate Robinson also played a major role off the bench, netting 4-of-8 for 12 points during his 17 minutes on the floor.
Paul Pierce led the C’s in scoring with 19. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo all finished with double digit numbers while handing over the limelight to the dominant role players. “I don’t think guys really care and that’s why we’re here, it really is,” said Boston head coach Doc Rivers. “Rondo and the rest of them, they were begging me to keep guys in. ‘Don’t take them out! Don’t take them out!’ It was great. That’s the loudest I’ve seen our bench, and it was the starters cheering from the bench.”
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points for the Lakers as Pau Gasol followed up with 21. LA found themselves down six with 30 seconds remaining when Rondo supplied the final dagger with a steal for a clear breakaway. The series will remain in Boston for Game 5 before shifting to the Staples Center next Tuesday and Thursday. Purchase your NBA Finals tickets right here at AceTicket.com!