The Celtics Bench was the big story on Thursday night, as they outscored the Lakers bench 36-18 to even the Finals series at two games apiece.
Glen Davis and Nate Robinson put in some good minutes to give the Big Three some much-needed rest in the middle of this grueling series.
Davis put up 18 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals in 22 minutes. Robinson contributed 12 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal in his 17 minutes on the floor. Boston's outstanding bench play led them to a clutch 96-89 victory over the Lakers.
Paul Pierce was the highest scorer for Boston with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and a steal. Kevin Garnett also had 13 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, and a block.
Kobe Bryant was the points leader for the game with 33 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals for the Lakers. Pau Gasol also chipped in 21 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks to the losing effort.