Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6

Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals played out Tuesday. The Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6 was a chance for the Boston Celtics to clinch the 2010 NBA Championship, and all they had to do was win one game on the Los Angeles home court. Easier said than done, as the Lakers exploded out of the gate, and didn't look back for the full duration of the game. The Lakers were up by 20 at halftime, and while the Celtics tried hard to get back into the game, they simply could not cut it to single digits. In fact, Shannon Brown turned out to be the biggest catalyst for the Lakers, coming up with two huge dunks early in the third quarter that spelled the end for Boston.The Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6 was not supposed to be such an easy game for the Lakers to run away with, and it showed that the Celtics have an awful lot of weaknesses that they still haven't worked through. It's not like the Lakers have been perfect in this series, but during Game 6 of the finals on Tuesday it didn't seem like they could do anything wrong. At the end of the first quarter they were up by 10, at halftime they were up by 20, and at the end of the third quarter they had pushed the lead to 25 points. One of the big attributes for the Lakers was their edge in rebounding, and it didn't help the Celtics that Kendrick Perkins was out with a hurt leg.

The 2010 NBA Finals will now move to a Game 7 on Thursday night, setting up what is sure to be an epic showdown between two of the great franchises in league history. It's only fitting that everything will come down to this one final game, and everything will be on the line for both teams. Look for the Celtics to try and go with a different game plan, because their plan on Tuesday night just played right into the hands of Phil Jackson. One of two things will happen on Thursday night; either Phil Jackson will win his 11th NBA title as a head coach or the Boston Celtics will win their 18th NBA title as a franchise.