Huge win for Los Angeles tonight! Without Bynum, without a great shot selection, without taking care of the ball — the Lakers prevailed.
In a gritty game down to the final buzzer with Fisher riding Allen, the Lakers edged out Boston 110-109 to complete a 2-0 series sweep of the defending champs.
The Lakers shot 47 percent but the game was won on the 16 turnovers they forced and not allowing any Celtic to take the game over. No Celtic had more than 22 points.
Each of the Lakers big three hit 20 or more points and the bench did their part to keep the Lakers in the game. It would be nice to see Kobe not force up so many terrible jumpers.
Now, the bests of the night…
Top 3 Laker Performers –
1) Pau played a great game. 24 points and 14 boards.
2) Lamar didn’t do much at the beginning, but showed up at the end on his way to 20 points.
3) Fisher did the little things tonight. Shot 5-13 but had 3 big steals.
Lakers Smush of the Day (Note: STD denotes the Laker that played the poorest): Sasha didn’t play well at all tonight. Hit one big three, but hurt us everywhere else.
Play of the Game: Gasol’s defense in the last Celtics’ sequence of Overtime.
What to Look for Next Game: Get ready! Lakers vs. Cavs Sunday on ABC!
Ticket Info: Next home game isn’t until the 10th, but prices are solid throughout the arena, and also let me know if you need All-Star game tickets. E-Mail me at Steve@AveryTickets.com or call213-221-7681 and mention TLN for tickets.