Ray Allen and Paul Pierce celebrate the Celtics' historic comeback victory in Game 4. Boston overcame a 24-point deficit to beat the Lakers 97-91 and move within one win of its first NBA championship since 1986.
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Paul Pierce rebounded from a poor Game 3 to score 20 points and hand out seven assists. He also played strong defense on Kobe Bryant down the stretch.
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Lamar Odom had a dream start, scoring 13 points (on 6-for-6 shooting) in the first quarter, but he was a non-factor during the Lakers' second-half collapse.
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Kobe Bryant scored 10 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, but he shot only 6-for-19 from the field against Kevin Garnett and the Celtics' defense.
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Ray Allen played the entire game and finished with 19 points and nine rebounds. Allen essentially sealed the Celtics' victory with a layup with 16.4 seconds left.
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Kevin Garnett scored six of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, when the Celtics outscored the Lakers 26-18.
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Pau Gasol put up decent numbers (17 points, eight rebounds), but he failed to rotate defensively on Ray Allen's game-clinching layup.
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Kobe Bryant's game-high 10 assists weren't enough for the Lakers, who scored fewer points in the second half (33) than they did in the first quarter (35).
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Limited by an ankle injury, Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo played only 17 minutes. But his replacement, Eddie House, gave Boston 11 big points.
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Leon Powe was part of a Celtics bench that came up big with a combined 35 points and 14 rebounds.
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