Lakers vs. Celtics Game 4: Boston's Bench Picks Up Key NBA Finals Win

Chris Grinstead@@everest4009Correspondent IJune 11, 2010

BOSTON - JUNE 10:  Nate Robinson #4 and Glen Davis #11 of the Boston Celtics speak to the media after the Celtics defeated the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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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.