2010 NBA Finals: Lakers Fight Back, Force Game 7

June 16th, 2010 by Hamza Ahsan Leave a reply »


Everything looked to be in place for the Boston Celtics' Championship win on Tuesday. They had the trophy, the hats, the t-shirts, the fans, and even the champagne to celebrate. But there was just one problem on Tuesday for the Boston Celtics—Kobe Bryant.

Bryant looked determined to make a statement and force the Game 7 that the Lakers were looking for. He was shooting well and capitalizing on the Celtics mistakes. Kobe finished with 26 points, but most importantly he had 11 rebounds and four steals because of his aggressive defensive play. Bryant held Paul Pierce and Ray Allen to under 20 points with Pierce only scoring 13.

Although Kobe had an impressive game, the Lakers other stars, Pau Gasol and Ron Artest, helped the Lakers thrash the Celtics 89-67.

Gasol played arguably his best game of the series, finishing off with a near triple-double. He had 17 points along with 13 rebounds and nine assists to help the Lakers, while Artest finished with 15 points on the night.

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