I still believe!
The Lakers let another big lead slip away, but this time they had the last run and live to see at least another 48 minutes of NBA Finals Basketball.
It was a night where the Lakers didn’t have their ‘A’ game and allowed Pierce to seemingly get to the basket at will. Seems to me that the Celtics live and die by Pierce.
With about four minutes to go, it was all tied up. A couple missed free-throws by Garnett, a missed tip-in, and a huge steal by Kobe capped the Lakers second win in the finals.
The Lakers shot 65% in the first quarter, but only finished shooting 46% for the game. They need to start attacking and making their shots consistently.
Both teams had a ton of turnovers and many fouls were committed.
Another interesting stat, the Lakers shot 8-27 threes. Way too many if you ask me. Statistically, both teams were pretty much even all around except for blocks and steals, which the Lakers dominated.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers -
1) Lamar had 20 points, 11 boards, 4 blocks, and two huge free-throws at the end. Not to mention, his huge three in the fourth. Great game, Lamar.
2) Pau finally looked like a center again. 19 points, 13 boards, 6 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks, 0 turnovers. He just needs to keep Garnett off the glass.
3) I thought Farmar played great! 5-9 for 11 points, a steal and a block. Good D, as well.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha again took bad shots and missed the open ones. 2-10 shooting.
Play of the Game: Kobe’s steal and dunk.
What to Look for Next Game: Look for the Lakers to get an early lead again, but hopefully build on it throughout the game — not blow it.
Game is Tuesday night at 6:00 PM.
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