Ryan's Top 12 Celtics-Lakers games
Game 4, 2008 --The Comeback
The script was far-fetched, even for Hollywood. Having handily won Game 3 in Los Angeles, the Lakers were supposed to cruise through Games 4 and 5 at home and force Boston's hand. That scenario was playing out in Game 4 -- the Lakers built a 24-point lead when Kendrick Perkins went down with an injury in the third quarter -- when the Celtics launched the most improbable comeback in Finals history. A 21-3 run, capped by P.J. Brown's one-handed slam to cut the Lakers' lead to 73-71, ended the third quarter. Eddie House put the Celtics ahead on an 18-foot jumper with 4:07 left in the fourth. The rest, you know, is history. Celtics 97, Lakers 91.