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2022 NBA Finals: Re-live classic Game 4 moments from Celtics history

The Boston Celtics will play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals for the 22nd time in team history when they host the Golden State Warriors at TD Garden on Friday night.

The Celtics are 15-6 in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in their history, including a 2-2 mark at home.

Several of the Celtics’ most memorable NBA Finals moments, both good and bad, have happened in Game 4. 

Here’s a look back at those memorable Game 4 scenes.

Game 4, 2010 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

This game is best known for Glen “Big Baby” Davis and Nate Robinson coming off the bench and helping the Celtics win 96-89 to tie the series at two wins apiece.

Davis scored 18 points and Robinson chipped in 12, with most of this offense coming in the second half. Lakers legend Kobe Bryant had 33 points in a losing effort.

This matchup would be even more special in Celtics lore if they had won the series, but the Lakers claimed the title with a Game 7 win in Los Angeles. 

Game 4, 2008 at Los Angeles Lakers

The greatest single game comeback in NBA Finals history happened at Staples Center in 2008 when the Celtics overcame a 24-point deficit to beat the Lakers and take a 3-1 series lead.

There were many excellent performances for the C’s, including Ray Allen scoring 19 points and playing the entire game. Allen sealed the win with a layup in the final minute after easily beating Sasha Vujacic to the basket.

 

Boston’s bench also was a huge factor. Eddie House scored 11 points, including a jumper in the fourth quarter that gave the Celtics their first lead. James Posey scored 18 points in a sixth-man role and hit several clutch 3-pointers in the second half. 

Game 4, 1987 vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Celtics fans would rather forget this game, but it features one of the most iconic shots in league history. Magic Johnson’s “baby hook” gave the Lakers a 107-106 lead with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. The Celtics had one more chance to win, but Larry Bird’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer hit the rim and bounced out.

The Lakers took a 3-1 series advantage and won the series in Game 6 in Los Angeles. The Celtics didn’t get back to the Finals until 2008.

Game 4, 1986 at Houston Rockets

The Celtics became the first team to beat the Rockets on their home floor in the 1986 playoffs when they earned a pivotal 106-103 victory to take a commanding 3-1 series lead.

Bill Walton’s clutch offensive rebound and layup in traffic late in the fourth quarter helped seal the win. Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson and Robert Parish all scored 19-plus points. Boston’s defense came up clutch, too, getting stops on Houston’s final four offensive possessions in a close game.

The Celtics ultimately won their 16th title in Game 6 back in Boston, finishing arguably the greatest season in league history.

Game 4, 1984 at Los Angeles Lakers

This game had it all.

The physicality was off the charts, highlighted by Kevin McHale’s clothesline of Kurt Rambis, which he didn’t even get ejected for.

This matchup also included an awesome Celtics comeback. Boston entered this Game 4 trailing the series 2-1 and found itself losing by 10 at halftime. The Lakers had all the momentum and seemed poised to take a commanding series lead.

But the Celtics stormed back in the second half to force overtime, where Larry Bird’s fadeaway over Magic Johnson late in the period swung the outcome in Boston’s favor.

The Celtics eventually won the series in a dramatic Game 7 at the old Boston Garden to claim their 15th championship.

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