Lakers vs. Celtics Game 3: Lakers ‘Pierce’ Celtics; Gain Good Karma

June 8th, 2010 by Sean Strickland Leave a reply »
The Celtics needed someone to step up.

We've all heard the statistics by now.  At least I thought we had.  In a 2-3-2 format, the team that wins Game 3 of a tied series wins the series every time.

Ray Allen missed that memo.

Allen looked as if he used up all of his postseason magic in game two.  A few days ago we praised him for sinking the first seven 3-pointers he attempted.  He was unstoppable.  Today?  He missed the first EIGHT, and ended with just two points on the night -- both from the free throw line.

Despite several good looks early in the game, it seemed as though Ray had lost confidence in his shot as he continued to put the ball on the court instead of going for three.  He was nearly non- existent in this critical game three.

On the other hand, Kevin Garnett seems to have found his own personal fountain of youth scoring 25 points and snatching down 6 rebounds on the night.  He was breaking to the basket, throwing down Rondo's alley-oops with authority, and attacking.  Boy was he attacking -- both sides of the court.

Paul Pierce, after yelling "We're not c ...

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