Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5: No. 17 May be the Only Light at the End of the Tunnel

June 13th, 2010 by Hayden Kim Leave a reply »
The series is now tied up 2-2.

We're heading back to the infamous Garden once again for the final road game.

Now let me be the first to tell you that I'm surprised in a sense that I didn't truly believe this series was going to be this tough for the Lakers.

Even after game two's loss at home, I still had high expectation for the Lakers.


Andrew Bynum, that's why.

Is it me or does Boston seem to play timid when Bynum's in the game?

The fact is, that they do, and for a good reason.

Boston isn't stubborn, they know that Andrew Bynum's presence down low is nothing to reckon with.

But why can't Bynum stay healthy for the important series' such as the NBA Finals?

Before we get into that, lets look at Bynum's stats and how he affects the series as a whole.


2010 NBA Finals Statistics:

Game One: 10 (PTS), 6 (REB), 4-6 (FGM-A).

Game Two: 21 (PTS), 7 (BLK), 6 (REB), 6-10 (FGM-A).

Game Three: 9 (PTS), 1 (BLK), 10 (REB), 3-9 (FGM-A).

Game Four: 2 (PTS), 3 (REB), 1-2 (FGM-A).

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