Maybe the worst playoff collapse in Lakers history, or the best playoff comeback inÂ CelticsÂ history. Â Take your pick. Either way, the Celtics were down by 18 at the half and at one point down by a 24 point margin to the Lakers. Â Despite that the Celtics clawed back into the game and pulled out a 97 – 91 victory.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 20 points, while Ray Allen Â was a key factor down theÂ stretchÂ with 19 points. Lamar Odom led the Lakers with 19 points while Kobe Bryant had 17 points and shot an abismal 6 – 19 from the field.
Â The Celtics now only need only one more win for the series an will have a chance Sunday night at the Staples Center.