Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 3: Three Reviews in a Row, All Reversed

June 8th, 2010 by Denton Ramsey Leave a reply »
Game Three of the NBA Finals was quite a roller coaster ride.

The matchup—pitting two of the greatest NBA franchises in the history of the game in the Boston Celtics against the Los Angeles Lakers—was like a see-saw ride all night long.

For Boston fans, though, it was to no avail—as the Celtics walked off the hardwood disappointed in a tough setback to the Lakers, 91-84.

With L.A.’s win, Kobe Bryant and company take a 2-1 lead in the 2010 NBA Finals.

But let's quickly look back at those final—and pivotal—couple minutes of Game Three, and how important the new “instant replay rule” came into play this evening.

At one moment, you have the Boston crowd booing after an instant replay reversed an out of bounds call with under two minutes to go—giving the ball to L.A.

Next possession, you have a jump-ball call being reversed and giving the ball to the Celtics in a crucial situation.

Soon thereafter, the Lakers took what seemed to be an insurmountable lead.

But Boston battled back.

First, Kevin Garnett scored and got fouled befor ...

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