2010 NBA Finals Game 2: What The Celtics Need To Do To Even Series

June 5th, 2010 by Shaun Weissman Leave a reply »
Game 1 of the Finals last Thursday was a rude awakening for the Boston Celtics - an organization that is 9-2 all time against the Lakers in the championship round.

The damage was mostly done by a party of two for the Lakers - Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol.

It was visible to even the blindest of bats that KG isn't the player he once was, he isn't even the player that he was two seasons ago when the Celtics punished the Lakers en route to their 17th title.

Garnett has to be less tentative offensively and much more physical defensively, especially against Gasol who finished with 23 points, 14 boards and 3 blocks.

If Gasol puts up numbers even remotely close to that for the duration of this series, the Celtics might as well forget about keeping the series alive and start packing for whatever beach-house they rest at for the offseason.

Kobe went for his usual 30 points, 7 boards and 6 assists...that's OK.  Kobe's determined, arguably playing the best basketball of his life and he'll tie Magic Johnson with 5 rings if the Lakers win this series.

On top of that it would be against the Celtics - the Lakers biggest riva ...

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