Four games into the 2010 NBA Finals, this series is tied 2 games apiece. The Celtics and the Lakers have alternated wins and losses. With three games left at most in the finals who has the upper hand? Big baby Glen Davis and the rest of the Celtics bench carried Boston to a victory in game 4 over the Lakers.
Glen Davis came off the bench and scored 18 points to help even up the series. Davis was very effective in the 4th quarter scoring 9 of his 18 points. Even with Kobe Bryant scoring 33 points, that was not enough to give the Lakers a 3-1 lead. The Celtics won the game with a balanced scoring attack, none of their players scored more than 19 points. Davis and Nate Robinson scored a combined 30 points off the bench.
Kobe Bryant scored 33 points but had 7 turnovers. Pau Gasol helped Bryant out adding 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Andrew Bynum who is a key to the Lakers winning was limited to just 12 minutes due to his knee injury. The Star of game 3, Derek Fisher was nonexistent in game 4. The Lakers Defense was good through the first 3 quarters but fell apart in the 4th quarter allowing the Celtics to score 36 points.
Game 5 is in Boston again, but home court hasn't meant anything in this series. Game 5 and the rest of the series may be determined by the health of Andrew Bynum. If Bynum is able to play and be effective it will be tough for the Celtics to win the championship. If the Lakers defense disappears again the Celtics will run right over L.A. Kobe can't win the championship on his own. Bryant will need more than Gasol to step up if they want to hang another banner at the Staples Center. Paul Pierce still has yet to go off and dominate a game the way he is capable of doing, but if the Celtics can keep a balanced scoring attack with the help of their bench, they will be tough to defeat.