NBA Finals Game Four Update

SeatGeekAnalyst IJune 11, 2010

BOSTON - JUNE 10:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to pass against Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celltics 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 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Celtics knew Game Four was a must win game for them.  And win they did.  Helped largely by the bench, the Celtics were victorious over the Lakers by a score of 96-89, tying the series at 2-2, and guaranteeing a Game Six in Los Angeles.  Glen “Big Baby” Davis was the catalyst, scoring half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and living up to his name by drooling while celebrating a big bucket down the stretch.  Nate Robinson, Tony Allen and Rasheed Wallace were also key contributors in the fourth quarter off the bench.  That group scored 36 bench points, compared to 18 for the Lakers.  Balanced scoring also led to the C’s victory, as six players were in double figures in points.

For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant had a better shooting performance and finished with 33 points.  Pau Gasol added 21, but was almost invisible in the fourth quarter, while the Celtics energetic (and at times unstable) bench caused the TD Garden to rock.  The key on the Lakers’ side was turnovers, as Kobe had seven.  Additionally, the Lakers were out rebounded by the Celtics 41-34 (16-8 on offensive rebounds).  Whichever team has won the rebound battle this series has been the team to win the game thus far.  Rebounds are definitely a key to watch out for during Game Five.

Game Five is the last home game for Boston this season, and understandably, ticket prices listed on the secondary market for this game are continuing to increase.  Surprisingly, prices forGame Six have dropped, despite that the series is now guaranteed to go at least six games.  Prices for Game Seven have dropped a bit, as well, as each team still has to win one more game each for the series to reach seven games.

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