The Lakers were cruising along in Game Four, leading by 24 points and giving Lakers fans hope that this team had the talent to win the Finals. But never say die for the Celtics.
In the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, the Celtics mounted a huge turnaround and outscored the Lakers 57 to 33 in the second half behind the Big Three and timely shooting by Eddie House and James Posey. This loss all but ends the series for the distraught Lakers as no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals.
In the end, the Celtics were the more experienced and talented team than the Lakers. When you combine Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, and KG, along with some savvy veterans, that makes for an unbeatable team. This blow is too much for the Lakers to handle as the Celtics left a crowd of over 18,000 in the Staples Center stunned.
So I tip my cap to the Boston Celtics for scrapping and fighting for the victory. And although the Lakers played a stellar first half, they simply did not deserve to win this game.
As Game Five comes upon us on Sunday, Lakers fans can only sit and wait for the inevitable. Congratulations Boston Celtics, 2008 NBA Champions.