Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: LA Claims 16th Title Plus the Levels of an Elite Player

June 18th, 2010 by David DeRyder Leave a reply »
It took seven games, but we finally have a 2010 NBA champion.

The Los Angeles Lakers bested their biggest rival, the Boston Celtics, to claim their 16th ring. The 83-79 final score is a good indication of how the game was played.

At one point during the game, one of the announcers claimed that the Lakers were playing their best defense of the season. It would be hard to find a better defensive effort from the Lakers this season.

Ron Artest was the unlikely hero. He got out of his shooting slump in Game Six and continued to score the ball efficiently in Game Seven.

He scored 20 points on seven for 18 shooting. He also hit a huge three pointer late in the game. It's safe the say that the Lakers made the right decision by signing Ron-Ron.

A lot of people will criticize Kobe Bryant for his performance. It took him 24 shots to make six field goals.

However, he did get to the line 15 times and ended with a tough 23 points. His biggest contribution was his rebounding. He pulled in 15 boards which helped the Lakers have a +13 rebounding margin over the Celtics.

Kobe's game reminded me a lot of Kevin Durant's Game Three ...

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