June 09, 2010

NBA Playoffs 2010 Season : Lakers vs Celtics

What a game ! After the hard moment on the latest NBA Playoffs : Lakers vs Celtics , it comes to the end of the result of  91 vs 84 against the Celtics. Special thanks to Kobe doing some great works out there.

From the overall games, major advantage is it comes from the home-court rather than the " visitors " ? Practically YES. In this revenge games, Lakers successfully stealing back the victory against the Celtics and gain the advantage of their game after they lost during Sunday's terrible game.

The Lakers lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Games 4 and 5 will be Thursday and Sunday in the TD (Boston) Garden.
It was clear from the start that Kobe Bryant was here to play. He had that certain kind of intensity that usually results in an elevated performance not only from himself but his teammates as well.
But he cooled in the fourth quarter shooting one for six, but the one basket gave the Lakers a four-point lead with 1:41 left to play. Instead the Lakers looked to veteran Derek Fisher, who scored 11 points in the final quarter, including a three-point play with 48 seconds left to give the Lakers a seven-point lead and eventually the win.
Bryant finished with 29 points on 10-for-29 shooting. He had seven rebounds and four assists. Fisher finished with 16 points.
It appeared the game was decided in the first quarter when the Lakers went on a 21-5 run and then started the second quarter with an 11-3 run. This all coming after the Celtics had a seven-point lead early in the game.
But the Celtics were able to chip away at it with a 21-15 third quarter and closed it to one point early in the fourth quarter. The largest Laker lead was 17 points in the first half.
Each team was able to find something missing from the first two games of the series.
The Celtics saw the return of Kevin Garnett, once a Bryant-like talent in the league who has been slowed by age (34). Garnett, who scored only six points in Game 2, came out fast and scored the first six points of the game and was a dominant factor throughout. He finished with 25 points.
The Lakers finally saw the re-emergence of Lamar Odom who put up only three and five points before Game 3. His presence was essential for the Lakers to give hurting center Andrew Bynum some rest. On Tuesday, he played 27 minutes and scored 12 points with five rebounds.
The crowd seemed to enjoy taunting Odom with chants of "Ugly sister" expressing their preference for reality star Kim Kardashian over Odom's wife Khloe, Kim's sister.

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