Early in the second quarter Kevin Garnett drove to the basket hard and Lamar Odom contested the layup with one hand on the air Odom gave a hard foul and Garnett made the basket. And much like the series the Lakers are clinching and holding for dear life. The riddle was so unfathomable and the Lakers slowly breaking down and never went back.
Paul Pierce knew how important this game is for Boston he has been in the limelight since the start of his 10 year career. He is the superstar who was underrated and unheralded. He is regarded as the complete package that could shoot, dunk and defend the basketball but no one labeled his greatness. Pierce made an exclamation point in this series and his new found glory solidify his greatness.
The Lakers intensity died down as soon as Garnett made the basket and Rajan Rondo the struggling guard made crucial steals and Boston never look back as they build their lead to 30 and ballooned to 39 at the end of the game. The Celtics won their 17th championship in June 17 with John Havlicek who wore a no.17 jersey watching the game talk about superstition. I have been a Laker fan and I was sure that the Lakers could pull this one out but I was wrong Lakers could be the no.1 offensive team in the league but they have to be contested by the no.1 defensive team in the league and defense wins games. Boston crowded Kobe they made the hassle plays they dive for loose balls they never quit and Boston clearly deserves the championship.
The Lakers never got back after their game 4 break down. The Dallas Mavericks never was the same after they loose to the Miami Heat in the finals after their 20 point lead evaporated. The Lakers have to bounce back this time and Kobe’s dream of winning an MVP, NBA championship and an Olympic gold will have to be put aside first and concentrate on defense and with Bynum on the recovery he could clearly solve the puzzle in the middle they will have to overcome adversities and will have to put their heads up going into the next season.
The series once again made history with Allen hitting 7 trifecta in the game tied with the most 3’s in the NBA finals and the all time biggest blowout finals game in the history of the NBA. The Celtics once again proved their dominance in the NBA. Paul Pierce let the truth be heard… His greatness comes from his teammates… Paul Pierce believes and Boston after a 22 year drought once again celebrates…they have come and they conquered.