The Boston Celtics have tied up the NBA finals, and they owe it more to “Big Baby” than the Big Three. Backup Glen “Big Baby” Davis scored half of his 18 points in the fourth quarter on Thursday night as the Celtics bench pulled away from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 96-89 and even the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. “Just will, that’s all it is,” Davis said. “This is what legends are made of, this is where you grasp the moment. … Just play in the moment.”
There’s no rational reason why the fire in Glen Davis’ belly will be suddenly extinguished. How many loose balls and up-for-grabs rebounds did he wrestle from the hands of Pau Gasol and Ron Artest? Kobe Bryant scored 33 points (which was partly due to a number of 3-pointers he put up) and Gasol had 21 for the Lakers, but were not enough to win the game.
Game 5 is Sunday night in Boston. The Celtics’ win guaranteed them a trip back to Los Angeles and averted a 3-1 deficit that has never been overcome in NBA finals history.