2010 NBA FInals: Why the 2-3-2 Format Guaranteed the Lakers a Title

June 11th, 2010 by Bradley Chandler Leave a reply »
The theme to this years NBA Finals seems to be the intangibles. In game one it was the  Lakers' second half defense. Game two was a career effort by Ray Allen. Game three was the ageless Derek Fisher, and last night it was the Celtics deep bench that got the win.

Glen "Big Baby" Davis dropped an impressive 18 points off the bench for the Boston Celtics as they evened the 2010 NBA Finals at two games a piece. A packed TD Bank Garden of over 18,000 witnessed unlikely leaders for the 2008 champs and the C's stretch the lead with "the big three" rooting from the sidelines.

With Davis dropping nine of his 18 in the fourth quarter and Nate Robinson chipping in a series high 12 points, nine in the fourth quarter, the Celtics now created what is a best-of-three series and still have one more game in Boston before the series heads back west.

There is much anticipation in Boston as they Celtics attempt to win their second title in three years, but if history has taught us anything about the NBA playoffs the Celtics are just delaying the inevitable.

Beyond the glorious rivalry that is the Lakers v.s Celtics, many writers and ...

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