There’s something about Boston sports teams and Game 4 comeback wins in Los Angeles.
The latest example came Saturday night at Dodger Stadium when the Boston Red Sox overcame a 4-0 deficit in Game 4 of the 2018 World Series to beat the Dodgers 9-6 and take a commanding 3-1 series lead.
It came about 10 years after the Boston Celtics overcame a huge deficit to win Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers to also take a 3-1 series lead.
Kobe Bryant was in the building for both games, too!
In addition to these two Game 4 comebacks, the Celtics also erased a large double-digit deficit in Game 4 of the 1984 NBA Finals against the Lakers at the Great Western Forum to even the series at two games apiece. The C’s went on to win that series in a dramatic Game 7 at the old Boston Garden.
If the Red Sox win Game 5 on Sunday night to claim another World Series crown, they’ll become the first Boston team to clinch a championship in Los Angeles since the Celtics upset the Lakers in Game 7 of the 1969 NBA Finals.