4. 2008 NBA Finals Game 4 â€“ Boston 97 L.A. Lakers 91
Down 24 points in the first quarter, trailing by 20 midway through the third, Laker fans spent all 48 minutes pleading with the clock to speed up. Boston controlled this series from start to finish â€“ grabbing Game 1 comfortably after Paul Pierce‘s Golden Globe-winning performance and then dismembering the Lakers and tossing their body parts into the ocean in the Game 6 clincher. But it wasn’t like the Lakers didn’t have their chances, winning the first half of Game 1, the second half of Game 2 and then this one. All they had to do was finish, and this series would’ve been one, tied 2-2.
Staying in Boston at the time of something like this â€“ let alone a championship â€“ is like having the world’s most obnoxious little sister. They are relentless, just like Boston was on this night. It especially hurt having to hear how great Eddie House was.