Celtics Bench Helps Even The Series Against LA

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Celtics have tied up the NBA finals,

and they owe it more to “Big Baby” than the Big Three.

Backup Glen “Big Baby” Davis scored half of his 18 points in

the fourth quarter, leading the Celtics bench as it pulled away

from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 96-89 on Thursday night and even

the best-of-seven series at two games apiece.

Game 5 is Sunday night in Boston. The Celtics' win guaranteed

them a trip back to Los Angeles and averted a 3-1 deficit that has

never been overcome in NBA history.

Kobe Bryant scored 33 points and Pau Gasol had 21 for the

Lakers.

Paul Pierce scored 19 points, Kevin Garnett had 13 and Ray Allen

bounced back from a seven-quarter shooting slump to score 12 points

for Boston.

 

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