Most Memorable NBA Finals Games of the Millennium
Looking back at some of the NBA's closest and craziest finals games in recent history.
2008, Game 4 – Boston Celtics 97, Los Angeles Lakers 91
Celtics Go on Huge Third Quarter Run to Come Back and Take 3-1 Series Lead
The Lakers, back to the Finals for the first time since their 2004 loss to Detroit, looked poised to tie the ’08 Finals against their historic rival, the Boston Celtics, in Game 4, jumping out to a huge early lead and maintaining a 24-point margin as late as the third quarter. However, led by Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, while also getting huge efforts off the bench from several players, the Celtics stormed back into the game, going on a 21-3 run heading into the fourth quarter. It was Allen who contributed the dagger with a little over a minute left, draining a three to put Boston up by five. Game 4 ended up being the only road victory for either team during the series, as the Celtics won their first title since 1986 in six games.