Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5: Cohesive Celtics Contain Brilliant Bryant

June 14th, 2010 by Rahil Devgan Leave a reply »

Amidst the annoying din of the Vuvuzelas and the frenetic start to the FIFA World Cup, it’s easy to forget that there’s still a ferocious battle going on across America, from its East coast to its West.

I belong to that alienated group of people who felt that the 2010 NBA Finals would lack excitement, drama, and passion as well as all the other intangibles that a championship matchup usually brings to the table.

With the series tied at two each, I somehow thought that it would come to an anti-climatic end when the Lakers snatched game five at the Garden. Could I ever have been more wrong!

Under the premise that basketball is a team game and that the best team will win—hand this one over to the Celtics. They don’t have the best player (that luxury rests with the Lakers) in the series yet they will head to Los Angeles with two chances to clinch an 18th title.

Kobe Bryant tried to take over the offense, erupting for 38 points through a dazzling display of clinical mid-range jump shooting evidenced by the fact ...

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