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Lakers' defense shines in Finals-opening win over Celtics


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Friday June 4, 2010 1:58AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- The talk coming into the game circled around how the Celtics' defense may rival that of the 2008 championship team.

On Thursday, the Lakers showed their rendition of defense.

They took charges. They caused deflections. They altered and rejected shots inside. In short, they frustrated Boston.

That defense coupled with a late third-quarter spurt helped the defending champs deliver an emphatic blow to the Celtics, winning 102-89 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Staples Center.

"I think people forget how good we are defensively," Lakers forward Lamar Odom said.

No one is forgetting how dominating Phil Jackson's teams are after winning Game 1 in a series as his teams are a perfect 47-0. But a reminder of the Lakers' ultimate goal was apparent in the locker room after the game.

Scribbled in black on a white board directly across Kobe Bryant's locker was the phrase "3 Mo."

"We're counting down," said Odom, whose team is now 9-0 at home in the postseason with Game 2 on Sunday.

Leading the way for the Lakers in the series opener was Bryant, who had a game-high 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists. He has now scored 30-plus in 10 of his last 11 contests. Pau Gasol had a terrific all-around game with 23 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. Ron Artest chipped in 15.

The dominating fashion in which the Lakers, who led by as many as 20 points, took Game 1 was surprising, even to Boston's Paul Pierce.

After the game, Pierce, who a team-high 24 points, was quick to mention how many points the Celtics have given up. That's because they have only given up 100 or more points four times this postseason coming into the series.

"It wasn't typical," said Pierce of the atmosphere in the locker room after the loss. "There were some angry people in there and they showed us.

"The (Lakers) definitely pushed us tonight and had us on our heels."

The Lakers built their lead off their swarming defense, a 16-0 advantage on second chance points and a 48-30 differential on points in the paint.

They also held Boston to 43.3 percent shooting and neutralized their best player.

The Lakers' length was a big factor in slowing down Rajon Rondo in the paint. Rondo, who typically gets a half-dozen easy layups, had a pair of what appeared to be easy lay-ins rejected by Odom and Gasol. It also helped that Bryant guarded Rondo all night.

"They did a great job getting back on the fast break," said Rondo, who had 13 points and eight assists. "They did a good job of collapsing when I did get a chance to get inside the paint ... they did a great job mixing it up."

The third quarter was huge for the Lakers as they outscored the Celtics 34-23.

Bryant had his prints all over the period, scoring 14 points. None was prettier than Fisher's alley-oop to Bryant, who threw it down with two hands to give Los Angeles a 75-62 lead. The Lakers finished the period on a 16-4 run to go up 84-64 heading into the fourth.

"It was horrible," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers of his team's defense.

Boston did show some fight at the start of the fourth quarter. Trailing by 20 points, the Celtics whittled the deficit to 85-74 after a 10-1 run. But the Lakers answered.

The play that seemingly sapped the energy out of the Celtics was a block by Artest on Glen Davis, which led to a Gasol dunk.

"It was a big play for us," Bryant said. "He does a great job for us setting the tone for us defensively."

The "intriguing" matchup -- as Jackson called it -- between Kevin Garnett and Gasol was on display in the third quarter when the two went at each other. Garnett did his best to keep the Celtics close, hitting several tough fallaways with Gasol in his face and had 16 in the quarter.

Gasol didn't back away from the challenge, however.

"He's more aggressive," said Rivers of Gasol this time around versus in the 2008 matchup. "I thought he was the best player on the floor."

Facing the Suns' zone defense helped the Lakers sharpen their ball movement and cuts to the basket. Gasol and Andrew Bynum showed that early on with with Gasol scoring 11 first-half points and Bynum looking as spry as a person with a torn meniscus in his right knee can. Bynum, who had fluid drained from his knee on Monday, had a pair of two-handed dunks in the first half and finished with 10 points and six rebounds.

This game had its fair share of physical play, especially early.

Twenty-seven seconds into the game, Artest and Pierce got tangled up under the basket and took each other down to the floor. They were separated and then given technicals. That physical play led to a free-throw parade in the opening quarter as both teams combined to commit 18 first-quarter fouls.

Foul trouble plagued the Celtics' Ray Allen, who picked up his fourth in the opening minutes of the third quarter. Allen, who finished with 12 points in 27 minutes, returned late in the third quarter and 20 seconds later, picked up his fifth foul.

"We didn't come out with that fire that we've been showing these playoffs," Celtics forward Tony Allen said.

"They outhustled us today. ...I don't think we took that first punch like we should have."

Celtics
Lakers
     
    • 43.3%

    • 48.7%

    • 10.0%

    • 40.0%

    • 83.3%

    • 77.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS LAL
Total Rebounds 7 10
Offensive Rebounds 8 12
Turnovers 13 12
Fast Break Pts: 5 12
Biggest Lead: 2 20
Points in the Paint: 30 48
BOS LAL
p Pierce   24 Bryant   30
rb Pierce   9 Gasol   14
a Rondo   8 Bryant   6
s Garnett   2 Artest   2
b Pierce   2 Gasol   3
 
  • 01/30 - BOS @ LAL
  • 02/10 - LAL @ BOS
Boston Celtics (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 45:39 6-13 0-4 12-13 -13 0 9 9 4 5 0 3 2 0 24
K. Garnett F 34:47 7-16 0-0 2-2 -14 2 2 4 1 3 2 1 1 1 16
K. Perkins C 24:25 2-2 0-0 4-5 -14 1 2 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 8
R. Allen G 27:20 3-8 0-2 6-6 -5 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 1 12
R. Rondo G 39:31 6-14 0-0 1-4 -17 4 2 6 8 2 0 2 0 3 13
T. Allen   16:33 1-4 0-0 2-2 -11 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 1 4
R. Wallace   18:12 3-4 1-2 2-2 +3 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 1 0 9
G. Davis   18:36 1-3 0-0 1-2 -1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 3
M. Finley   01:56 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Robinson   13:01 0-3 0-2 0-0 +10 0 2 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
B. Scalabrine DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-67 1-10 30-36   8 23 31 19 28 5 13 5 7 89
  43.3% 10.0% 83.3%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 32:53 5-10 3-5 2-2 +26 1 3 4 1 4 2 0 1 0 15
P. Gasol F-C 46:34 8-14 0-0 7-10 +13 8 6 14 3 4 1 3 3 1 23
A. Bynum C 28:09 4-6 0-0 2-4 +11 0 6 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 10
K. Bryant G 38:45 10-22 1-2 9-10 +6 1 6 7 6 4 1 4 1 3 30
D. Fisher G 28:08 3-8 0-0 3-3 +18 0 3 3 3 3 1 0 0 1 9
S. Vujacic   08:16 0-1 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Odom   21:17 2-6 0-2 1-2 +2 1 3 4 1 5 0 2 1 0 5
J. Farmar   13:18 2-4 0-0 0-0 -7 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
S. Brown   17:27 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
L. Walton   05:13 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-76 4-10 24-31   12 30 42 18 26 6 12 7 5 102
  48.7% 40.0% 77.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Celtics: Daniels, Gaffney, Lafayette
  • Lakers: Morrison

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Pierce, Wallace
  • Lakers: Artest

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #14 Joe DeRosa, #9 Derrick Stafford
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:48
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Perkins (Rondo gains possession)
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  11:47
[BOS 2-0]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:33  
  11:33 Double Technical - Artest, Pierce 
  11:21 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 Team Rebound 
  10:48
[LAL 2-2]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
  10:34 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:23 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[LAL 4-2]
Bryant Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:58 Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  09:58 Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  09:50  
Perkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:44  
  09:34
[LAL 6-2]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  09:19
[BOS 4-6]
 
  09:03
[LAL 8-4]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  08:46  
  08:41 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Team Rebound 
Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:41  
  08:30 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:28  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:06
[LAL 10-4]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:49
[BOS 6-10]
 
  07:38
[LAL 12-6]
Bryant Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Rondo Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  07:22
[BOS 8-12]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:57  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  06:57  
  06:48 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:46  
Allen Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:34 Gasol Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:22
[BOS 10-12]
 
  06:04 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:00
[LAL 14-10]
Gasol Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:37 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:35 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:35
[LAL 16-10]
Gasol Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:30  
  05:25 Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:14
[BOS 12-16]
 
  04:49 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:47 Team Rebound 
  04:47 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:31 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:31
[BOS 13-16]
 
Gasol Violation:Lane  04:31  
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:17  
  04:17
[LAL 17-13]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  04:17  
  04:17 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  04:17
[LAL 18-13]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Rondo Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  04:01  
  03:59 Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:51 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:50  
Garnett Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:37 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:28 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:27  
  03:24 Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:24  
Team Rebound  03:24  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  03:24  
  03:24 Artest Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:24
[BOS 14-18]
 
  03:13 Odom Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  03:03 Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:03
[BOS 15-18]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:03
[BOS 16-18]
 
  02:50 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Allen (1 ST) 
  02:50 Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:50 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Brown 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:50
[BOS 17-18]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:50
[BOS 18-18]
 
  02:30 Brown Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:30  
  02:30
[LAL 19-18]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:30 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:27  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST)  02:16  
  02:10 Bryant Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:10  
  02:10
[LAL 20-18]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:10 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:09  
Allen Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:56  
Allen Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:56  
Allen Substitution replaced by Finley  01:56  
  01:37 Farmar Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:35  
  01:23 Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:23  
Team Rebound  01:23  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:23
[BOS 19-20]
 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:11  
  01:11
[LAL 21-19]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:11
[LAL 22-19]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:59.1 Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:59.1
[BOS 20-22]
 
  00:59.1 Bryant Substitution replaced by Walton 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:59.1
[BOS 21-22]
 
  00:38.8
[LAL 24-21]
Farmar Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.8 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:24.5
[LAL 26-21]
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  00:22.7  
  00:02.9 Odom Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Farmar Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:36
[LAL 28-21]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
Wallace Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  11:16
[BOS 23-28]
 
  10:55 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:48  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:46  
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Walton (1 BLK)  10:46  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:46  
  10:46 Odom Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:46  
Team Rebound  10:46  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:46  
  10:46 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:34 Odom Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  10:34 Odom Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  10:34 Odom Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  10:14
[BOS 26-28]
 
  09:54 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:53  
Robinson Layup Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:41 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:26 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
  09:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  09:18
[LAL 30-26]
Brown Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Davis Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:02  
Davis Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:02  
  08:43 Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball 
  08:43 Timeout : Official 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  08:43  
Davis Substitution replaced by Perkins  08:43  
  08:43 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  08:43 Walton Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  08:31
[LAL 32-26]
Brown Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (2 AST) 
Allen Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  08:09
[BOS 28-32]
 
  07:53 Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  07:35
[BOS 30-32]
 
  07:35 Vujacic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Allen  07:35  
  07:35 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS)  07:35
[BOS 31-32]
 
Robinson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:31  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  07:11  
  07:11 Jump Ball Gasol vs Robinson (Bryant gains possession) 
  07:05
[LAL 34-31]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Robinson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:32  
  06:32 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:32 Team Rebound 
  06:32
[LAL 35-31]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:22  
Allen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Robinson (2 AST)  06:12
[BOS 33-35]
 
  05:55 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Perkins (1 ST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:45 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:38
[LAL 37-33]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:20 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:07 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garnett (1 ST) 
Garnett Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:54
[BOS 35-37]
 
  04:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo  04:46  
  04:46 Brown Substitution replaced by Artest 
  04:29
[LAL 39-35]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  04:03  
Team Rebound  04:03  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:03  
  03:40 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:39  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:16 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
Perkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:14  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:06  
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  03:00  
  02:58 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Pierce Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:54  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:47
[LAL 42-35]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  02:35  
  02:32
[LAL 44-35]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:14  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK)  02:03  
  02:01 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:53  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  01:53  
  01:44 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:43  
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  01:38
[BOS 37-44]
 
  01:22
[LAL 46-37]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:56.6
[LAL 48-37]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:56.6  
  00:56.6 Artest Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  00:56.6 Bryant Substitution replaced by Walton 
  00:56.6 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:45.4
[BOS 39-48]
 
Perkins Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:27.2  
  00:27.2
[LAL 49-39]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  00:27.2  
  00:27.2
[LAL 50-39]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:07.1 Walton Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:07.1  
Rondo Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:00.3
[BOS 41-50]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Perkins Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:47  
  11:47 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:47 Team Rebound 
  11:47
[LAL 51-41]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  11:36 Artest Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  11:29 Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:29
[BOS 42-51]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:29
[BOS 43-51]
 
  11:10
[LAL 53-43]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  10:47
[BOS 45-53]
 
  10:35
[LAL 55-45]
Bryant Floating Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:53
[LAL 57-45]
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Rondo Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (3 AST)  09:28
[BOS 47-57]
 
Allen Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:04  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  09:04  
  08:51 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  08:36 Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:36  
Team Rebound  08:36  
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  08:36
[BOS 48-57]
 
Garnett Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:27  
  08:13 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Allen (1 BLK) 
  08:11 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  08:10 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  08:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Perkins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  08:00  
Rondo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:50  
  07:50
[LAL 58-48]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:50
[LAL 59-48]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST)  07:38
[BOS 50-59]
 
  07:15 Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:07
[LAL 61-50]
Bryant Jump Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
  06:41 Bynum Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  06:41
[BOS 51-61]
 
Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:41
[BOS 52-61]
 
  06:28
[LAL 63-52]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST)  06:15  
  06:11
[LAL 65-52]
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:10  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  05:53
[BOS 54-65]
 
  05:38 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Perkins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  05:19
[BOS 56-65]
 
  04:53
[LAL 67-56]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  04:48 Gasol Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:48
[BOS 57-67]
 
Garnett Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:48
[BOS 58-67]
 
  04:31 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  04:30 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:29 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:3) 
  04:29
[LAL 69-58]
Gasol Putback Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Rondo Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:11 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:04 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:03  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:51
[BOS 60-69]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:34  
Perkins Substitution replaced by Wallace  03:34  
  03:34 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  03:34
[LAL 70-60]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  03:34
[LAL 71-60]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Allen Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  03:19
[BOS 62-71]
 
  03:03 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Team Rebound 
Pierce Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:03  
  03:03
[LAL 72-62]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:03
[LAL 73-62]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Allen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK)  02:47  
  02:44 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:25 Fisher Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:24  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:11
[LAL 75-62]
Bryant Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:10  
  02:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  02:10  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  02:10  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:39  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  01:39  
  01:39
[LAL 76-62]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  01:39
[LAL 77-62]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:31 Gasol Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:31
[BOS 63-77]
 
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:31
[BOS 64-77]
 
Wallace Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:19  
  01:19
[LAL 78-64]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:19
[LAL 79-64]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
  00:57.4 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:46.3  
  00:46.3 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:46.3 Team Rebound 
  00:46.3 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
Wallace Technical  00:46.3  
  00:46.3
[LAL 80-64]
Fisher Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
  00:46.3
[LAL 81-64]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Rondo Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:39.1  
Rondo Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:39.1  
  00:28.0
[LAL 84-64]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:03.9 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.2 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Wallace Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  11:43
[BOS 66-84]
 
  11:21 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:20  
Wallace Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:20  
Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:09  
  11:09
[LAL 85-66]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  11:09 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:08  
Pierce Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:52
[BOS 68-85]
 
  10:23 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:22  
Pierce Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO)  10:18  
  09:57 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:55  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Robinson (3 AST)  09:38
[BOS 70-85]
 
  09:12 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:11  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  09:10  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Robinson (4 AST)  08:57
[BOS 72-85]
 
  08:41 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:40  
  08:28 Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:28  
  08:28 Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:28
[BOS 73-85]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:28
[BOS 74-85]
 
  08:12
[LAL 87-74]
Farmar Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Robinson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
Garnett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:53  
Garnett Tip Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:49 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:4) 
  07:31
[LAL 89-74]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
  07:17 Odom Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:17
[BOS 75-89]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:17
[BOS 76-89]
 
  06:56 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:55  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:42  
  06:42 Odom Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK)  06:26  
  06:24 Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:20
[LAL 91-76]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:20  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo  06:20  
  06:20 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  06:20 Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  06:12 Gasol Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:12
[BOS 77-91]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:12
[BOS 78-91]
 
  05:48 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:38  
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  05:35  
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:33  
Garnett Layup Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:17
[LAL 93-78]
Odom Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:17  
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:07
[BOS 80-93]
 
Pierce Foul : Personal (5 PF)  04:45  
  04:32 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:16 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:14  
  04:11 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:11
[BOS 81-93]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:11
[BOS 82-93]
 
  03:51
[LAL 95-82]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:14 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:13  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:5) 
  02:33 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:32  
Allen Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:18  
  02:18 Jump Ball Gasol vs Davis (Bryant gains possession) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:15  
Davis Substitution replaced by Wallace  02:15  
  02:15 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:15 Team Rebound 
  02:15
[LAL 96-82]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  02:07 Bryant Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:07
[BOS 83-96]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:07
[BOS 84-96]
 
  01:47
[LAL 99-84]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pierce (4 AST)  01:32
[BOS 86-99]
 
  01:14 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Garnett (2 ST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:04 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  00:45.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:44.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:8 Def:6) 
  00:28.9 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (2 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  00:27.6  
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:26.5
[BOS 88-99]
 
  00:26.5 Artest Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS)  00:26.5
[BOS 89-99]
 
  00:03.6
[LAL 102-89]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa ABC National 9:00 pm ET
canada TSN national 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
BOS
1st Atlantic
50
32
3-7
24-17
26-15
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
BOS
Pierce 24.3
Garnett 8.8
Rondo 11.8
Perkins 2.3
Rondo 2.4
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
Celtics Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .483 .433
FT% .746 .772
Points 99.2 87.1
Rebounds 38.6 37.9
Assists 23.5 19.7
Steals 8.5 7.0
Blocks 4.9 4.3
3-Point % .348 .308
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Lakers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .457 .418
FT% .765 .765
Points 101.7 90.6
Rebounds 44.3 42.4
Assists 21.1 14.6
Steals 7.5 7.3
Blocks 4.9 6.1
3-Point % .341 .280
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 7
Boston Celtics (3-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Allen, Ray 275:55 33-90 12-41 24-25 4 15 19 12 23 5 12 0 5 102
Allen, Tony 103:10 8-24 0-1 6-7 3 4 7 3 16 7 5 5 3 22
Daniels, Marquis 4:21 1-2 1-1 2-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 5
Davis, Glen 143:58 18-39 0-0 11-16 16 23 39 3 17 6 7 3 6 47
Finley, Michael 5:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Garnett, Kevin 222:01 45-88 0-1 17-19 8 31 39 21 28 10 11 9 7 107
Perkins, Kendrick 140:43 12-21 0-0 11-17 14 21 35 6 16 1 8 0 6 35
Pierce, Paul 278:26 43-98 8-20 32-37 4 33 37 21 25 5 18 6 5 126
Robinson, Nate 70:42 12-30 5-15 5-5 2 6 8 13 6 1 4 0 1 34
Rondo, Rajon 271:51 44-97 2-6 5-19 16 28 44 53 12 11 19 2 8 95
Scalabrine, Brian 0:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wallace, Rasheed 144:27 15-41 5-21 2-2 3 29 32 6 26 3 3 5 1 37
Williams, Shelden 18:19 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 4 0 4 0 1 0
Los Angeles Lakers (4-3)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Artest, Ron 251:00 26-72 11-32 11-20 12 20 32 9 24 10 11 4 4 74
Brown, Shannon 84:29 9-20 0-3 3-3 0 6 6 3 5 0 0 1 1 21
Bryant, Kobe 288:20 66-163 15-47 53-60 12 44 56 27 27 15 27 5 5 200
Bynum, Andrew 174:34 19-42 0-0 14-20 16 20 36 0 17 1 6 9 5 52
Farmar, Jordan 87:57 9-28 2-10 1-2 1 7 8 6 5 8 8 0 1 21
Fisher, Derek 214:07 21-50 2-10 16-17 3 18 21 14 25 6 9 0 2 60
Gasol, Pau 293:15 43-90 0-2 44-61 35 46 81 26 21 5 13 18 10 130
Ilunga-Mbenga, Didier 2:42 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Odom, Lamar 192:06 23-47 1-10 6-11 10 36 46 9 23 4 10 4 2 53
Powell, Josh 8:15 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vujacic, Sasha 51:58 6-16 4-10 5-6 3 4 7 5 5 2 1 0 0 21
Walton, Luke 31:17 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 2 0 2

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