Thursday, June 12, 2008

Celtics rally from 24 points to take 3-1 series lead

After a sub-par performance that ended in a loss in game 3 of the NBA finals, the Boston Celtics started game 4 as if they did not belong. The Lakers took it to the Celtics early and often as the Staples Center erupted into an ear shattering frenzy, pounding the Celts 35-14 in the first period. The bleeding didn't stop in the second as the Lakers had their way with penetration to the rim, and outside shooting led by Lamar Odom who went 7 for 7 in the first half. Nothing seemed to be going right for the storied Boston franchise as they trailed by as much as 24 points. The second half however was a different story, as the Celtics defense stole the Lakers thunder, and Boston outscored Kobe and the Lakers 31 to 15 in the third. That lifted the spirits of Boston's "big three", to keep the defensive strangle hold on L.A. The basket started looking as big as the Pacific Ocean as shot after shot fell for Pierce, Allen, and Garnett. The Celts never led until Eddie House gave them the lead with 4:07 left in the 4th. It was if Red Aurbach was sprinkling his Irish Luck from the heavens as the Celtics deflated the L.A crowd faster than R.Kelly can take a piss. The Celtics played smart defense and made all the right offensive decisions down the stretch to complete one of the greatest finals comebacks in history. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 finals defecit. Boston can close out the series Sunday for their 17th world championship.
-Juno

2 comments:

pbrite said...

So poetic... I like that! not bad for a flat-chested asian girl drummer!

Thunderkatz said...

Your blowing your 14th Major as we speak