2010 NBA Finals: Why B’s, Not C’s, Beat the Lakers

June 11th, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »
Last night’s Game Four of the NBA Finals found the Boston Celtics beating the Los Angeles Lakers to tie the series at two games apiece. On the surface, it appears that Boston’s bench was the key reason for the victory. But that is only one of a multiple of B’s that were the Lakers’ undoing. Four B’s actually sank the Lakers: Big Baby, Bench, Boards, and no Bynum.

And, the loss of Andrew Bynum ranks as the biggest B of last night’s game, but we’ll hit that one last.

Obviously, Big Baby Glen Davis was that in name only, as he was a man among boys throughout Game Four, especially in the fourth quarter. He scored in the paint literally at will and over much taller defenders. 

He took the ball hard against Pau Gasol, but what was more surprising was that Davis actually had a few blow-bys on Lamar Odom. How Odom got beat off the dribble by Big Baby is a mystery.

Isn’t Lamar the one with the superior quickness? But time and time again, Big Baby got around Odom and scored. And, scoring wasn’t the only area Davis hurt the Lakers. 

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