2010 NBA Finals: Why 2010 Will Be Different Than 2008

June 2nd, 2010 by Carl Cockerham Leave a reply »
The tension is felt from the east coast to the west coast. It reverberates from the extreme north to the extreme south of America as well. The rivalry of the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers is set to start a new chapter on Thursday.

When the two teams met in the 2008 finals, the Celtics manhandled the Lakers. Power forward Pau Gasol had to play center in the place of Andrew Bynum and was thrown around like a rag doll by Kendrick Perkins. This led to the nickname "Gasoft" being given to him.

Besides being roughed up, the Celtic's Big Three of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen took turns torching the Lakers on offense. It all came to a head in Game Six when the Celtics closed the series out with a 37-point victory.

This came as a shock to many, as the Lakers had looked unstoppable through the first couple of rounds in the 2008 playoffs. However, the Celtics, who took the season series from the Lakers that year, were unafraid of the rolling Lakers.

Things appear to be different this year. We can start with the Lakers taking three out of four from ...

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