Lakers-Celtics After 4

» June 13, 2008 3:35 PM | By Brandon Hoffman

The Los Angeles Lakers built a 58-40 lead at halftime last night, only to have the Celtics rally from what was once a 24-point deficit and shock the Lakers 97-91.

It was the largest comeback in NBA Finals history.

The Celtics now have seemingly insurmountable 3-1 lead on the Lakers heading into Sunday’s Game 5 in LA.

How have things gotten to this point for the Finals favorite Lakers?

Let’s take a look.

The Zenmaster Has Been Outdone

Doc Rivers has his team believing they can win and defensive mastermind Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau has orchestrated a defensive effort that’s second to none.

Rivers and Thibodeau haven’t won the war yet but they’re winning the battle. [Read]

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One Response to “Lakers-Celtics After 4”

  1. King_Kaun Says:

    Man…that game was crazy! It seems like whenever you get a GIANT lead in the first quarter, it puts a lot of pressure on you to keep that lead…not only that, but it’s only human nature to let up AT LEAST a little when you have a big, comfy lead.

    I am happy for Boston’s Big Three…mainly Garnett. No one deserves a ring more. He is only one win away. He can TASTE it. There will be no letting down…even if it KILLS him… Garnett will make sure the Celtics win this series…

    Let these new Lakers start their dynasty next year when Bynum is healthy…cuz starting Vujajic or Radmanovic at small forward is just NOT championship basketball…move Odom down there, Gasol to PF, and Bynum at the C. Bring in some veterans off the bench…bada bing!

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