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Revenge! Lakers outlast Celtics in Game 7 for NBA title


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Friday June 18, 2010 3:20AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Andrew Bynum popped champagne in the middle of the hallway outside the Lakers locker room.

Ron Artest lost his voice, screaming at the top of his lungs while clutching what the Lakers had worked for all season.

But the moment that may very well stand out was the image of Kobe Bryant circling the court, ball in hand while pointing to the crowd as purple and gold confetti and streamers fell from the Staples Center rafters.

The celebration was just starting as the Lakers gutted out an 83-79 victory over the Celtics Thursday in Game 7 of the NBA Finals to win back-to-back championships and notch the franchise's 16th title, one shy of tying arch-rival Boston.

"Well, it's done," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who won his 11th title. "It wasn't well done, but it was done.

"And we did it with perseverance."

The Lakers have now won their fifth championship in 11 years. Next season they will look to be the first team to 3-peat since they accomplished that feat from 2000-02.

Bryant was named the Finals MVP for the second straight season. Despite struggling in the series finale, he came through when it counted the most. Bryant scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final period, which included 8-for-9 from the free-throw line. He also had 15 rebounds.

After the game, Bryant admitted to having pressed too much as he struggled from the field, shooting a postseason-worst 6-for-24 from the field.

"I wanted it so, so bad," said Bryant, who now joins Laker great Magic Johnson with his fifth ring. "The more I tried to push, the more it kept getting away from me. I'm just glad that my teammates really got us back in the game."

When asked what this championship meant individually, Bryant had some fun.

"Just got one more than Shaq," he said. "You can take that to the bank. You know how I am. I don't forget anything."

With Bryant struggling, it was the other Lakers who pulled through. Pau Gasol finished with 19 points and 18 rebounds, while Artest came up big with 20 points and five steals and Derek Fisher added 10.

Artest quite possibly played his best game as a Laker. During one stretch in the second quarter, he scored 10 of his team's 13 points. He had several key defensive stops as well.

"Ron Artest was the most valuable player tonight," Jackson said. "He brought life to our team, he brought life to the crowd."

When the Lakers were receiving their 2009 championship rings during the season opener, Artest sat alone in the locker room. Now he has one of his own.

"Unbelievable. Unbelievable," said Artest as he took a swig of champagne. "When we won, I didn't know we won.

"I cried earlier before the game. How stupid was that? And then when you win you don't cry. How dumb is that?"

This championship was especially sweet for the Lakers, who exactly two years ago lost in the 2008 Finals to the Celtics. They also beat Boston for the first time in a Finals Game 7 after losing all four of their previous meetings.

"We learned from the disappointment and the frustration and the anger that came from losing that series," said Derek Fisher, whose team became just the seventh team ever to face a 3-2 deficit in the Finals and come back to win the final two games.

It wasn't easy, however.

As a team, the Lakers shot 32.5 percent from the field to the Celtics' 40.8. Only Fisher shot over 50 percent from the field (4-for-6). They struggled from the line, making 25-for-37, but they made up for it by pulling down 23 offensive rebounds and turning the ball over 11 times to the Celtics' 15.

The Lakers played from behind for virtually the entire game. They fought back from nine down at the end of the first quarter. Then they scratched back from a 13-point deficit in the third quarter.

And when it came down to the fourth quarter, the game was filled with pressure-packed moments.

"I was nervous as a mother," Artest said.

Down six with 1:30 left, the Celtics answered with Rasheed Wallace draining a 3-pointer. Then Artest responded with a three. After the make, he blew kisses to the crowd and pointed to the Celtics bench.

"What a perfect time to blow kisses at the crowd," he said. "What a shot. What a shot. I always wanted to hit a shot like that. That's why I took that shot."

Seconds later Ray Allen, who had 13 points on 14 shots, answered from the left corner to cut Los Angeles' lead to 79-76. Off a Bryant missed 3-pointer, Gasol recorded his ninth -- and quite possibly biggest -- offensive rebound of the season. The extra opportunity led to Bryant getting fouled, which was Wallace's sixth of the game. Bryant hit a pair of free throws to give the Lakers an 81-76 lead with 25.7 seconds left in the game.

Out of the timeout Allen had his 3-point attempt deflected, and Rajon Rondo corralled the rebound and sank a triple from the right corner to trim the deficit to 81-79. The Lakers' Sasha Vujacic checked in and iced the game when he drained a pair of free throws, giving Los Angeles an 83-79 edge with 11.7 seconds. After a missed 3-pointer by Rondo, Gasol chucked the ball up court to Bryant, who then ran the clock out.

Following the loss, the Celtics were emotional.

"Well there's a lot of crying in our locker room, a lot of people who care," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "I don't think there was a dry eye. A lot of hugs, a lot of people feeling awful."

The loss didn't diminish what this season has meant to Rivers, however.

"It was the craziest, most emotional group I've ever coached in my life," he said. "I told them, they made me reach to places that I never thought I needed to go...so that's what makes (this loss) tough."

In the loss, five Celtics finished in double figures. Paul Pierce had a team-high 18 points and Kevin Garnett tallied 17. Rondo finished with 14 points and 10 assists.

Wallace was huge in the absence of Kendrick Perkins, who missed the final game with torn ligaments in his right knee. Wallace, who scored 11 points, had a throwback game, circa 2000 Trailblazer or 2004 Piston. He was working in the post, draining fallaway jumpers and banking in turnarounds.

Despite a balanced attack and leading most of the game, Boston seemingly crumbled down the stretch. They were outscored 30-22 in the final period and couldn't stop the Lakers without fouling, as evidenced by LA's 16-for-21 performance from the line in the fourth quarter.

"This is probably one of the hardest feelings I've felt in my lifetime," Allen said.

Before the game, Jackson spoke of how every game has a "moment of truth." While Artest's 3-pointer could easily fill that moment, the play that stands out came from Fisher.

With his team struggling to make a basket, Fisher came up with a huge 3-pointer to tie the game at 64-64 with 6:13 left in the game. That basket sparked an 11-0 run and the Lakers never looked back.

"That's just who he is," Bryant said. "There's not enough words of praise that I can use to describe him and how I feel about him."

Celtics
Lakers
     
    • 40.8%

    • 32.5%

    • 37.5%

    • 20.0%

    • 88.2%

    • 67.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
BOS LAL
Total Rebounds 6 13
Offensive Rebounds 8 23
Turnovers 14 11
Fast Break Pts: 6 5
Biggest Lead: 13 6
Points in the Paint: 36 38
BOS LAL
p Pierce   18 Bryant   23
rb Pierce   10 Gasol   18
a Rondo   10 Gasol   4
s
b Garnett   4 Gasol   2
 
  • 01/30 - BOS @ LAL
  • 02/10 - LAL @ BOS
Boston Celtics (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 45:34 5-15 2-3 6-6 +1 1 9 10 2 4 0 3 1 1 18
K. Garnett F 38:07 8-13 0-0 1-1 -4 0 3 3 2 5 0 2 4 1 17
R. Wallace F-C 35:36 5-11 1-4 0-0 -4 2 6 8 2 6 0 0 2 1 11
R. Allen G 45:16 3-14 2-7 5-6 0 0 2 2 2 3 0 4 0 0 13
R. Rondo G 44:53 6-13 1-2 1-2 -3 4 4 8 10 2 0 3 0 0 14
G. Davis   20:50 2-4 0-0 2-2 -1 1 8 9 0 4 0 2 0 0 6
N. Robinson   03:33 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Allen   05:20 0-0 0-0 0-0 -9 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Scalabrine   00:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Finley DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-71 6-16 15-17   8 32 40 18 25 0 14 7 3 79
  40.8% 37.5% 88.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 15
Los Angeles Lakers (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 46:01 7-18 2-7 4-5 -1 3 2 5 1 3 0 4 0 2 20
P. Gasol F-C 42:12 6-16 0-0 7-13 +7 9 9 18 4 2 0 1 2 5 19
A. Bynum C 18:32 1-5 0-0 0-0 -12 4 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
K. Bryant G 44:51 6-24 0-6 11-15 0 4 11 15 2 4 0 4 0 0 23
D. Fisher G 30:27 4-6 2-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 10
L. Odom   34:32 3-8 0-3 1-2 +13 3 4 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 7
J. Farmar   12:44 0-3 0-1 0-0 +10 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
S. Vujacic   04:41 0-2 0-1 2-2 +9 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
S. Brown   05:25 0-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Powell   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 27-83 4-20 25-37   23 30 53 11 19 0 11 3 7 83
  32.5% 20.0% 67.6%   team rebs: 13 total to: 11

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Celtics: Pierce
  • Lakers: Artest

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #17 Joe Crawford, #48 Scott Foster
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:47
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Wallace (Artest gains possession)
  11:46 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:45 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:45 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  11:45 Team Rebound 
  11:35 Bynum Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:34  
Rondo Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  11:21  
  11:01 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:55
[LAL 3-0]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
  10:45 Gasol Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wallace Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:32
[BOS 2-3]
 
  10:07 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:06 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:05 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:04 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  10:02 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (1 BLK) 
  10:00 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  09:58
[LAL 5-2]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wallace Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:41
[BOS 4-5]
 
  09:21 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:20 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:0) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:19  
  09:19 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
  09:19 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:18  
Garnett Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  09:04
[BOS 6-5]
 
  08:51
[LAL 7-6]
Bynum Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:31 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Rondo Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:31  
  08:18 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:16 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:08 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:07 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:07 Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Rondo Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garnett (1 AST)  07:48
[BOS 8-7]
 
  07:30 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:29  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:24
[BOS 10-7]
 
  06:54 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:54  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:26
[LAL 9-10]
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  05:55 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (1 BLK) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Jump Ball Gasol vs Garnett (Rondo gains possession) 
Team Rebound  05:55  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:46 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
  05:36 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:28 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:26  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:15 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Garnett Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:10  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis  05:10  
  04:55
[LAL 11-10]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rondo (2 AST)  04:42
[BOS 13-11]
 
  04:21 Artest Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Allen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  04:19  
  04:04 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (2 BLK) 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:58  
Garnett Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (3 AST)  03:54
[BOS 15-11]
 
  03:36
[LAL 13-15]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Davis Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Allen (1 AST)  03:19
[BOS 17-13]
 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
  02:58 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  02:58
[LAL 14-17]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:58 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:57  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:27 Gasol Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:27 Gasol Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  02:27 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Pierce Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:16
[BOS 19-14]
 
  02:00 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:59  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rondo (4 AST)  01:43
[BOS 21-14]
 
  01:25 Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:22  
Garnett Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:20  
Garnett Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:20  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Wallace  01:20  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson  01:20  
  01:20 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  00:56.9 Farmar Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:54.9  
  00:35.5 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:35.5
[BOS 22-14]
 
  00:35.5 Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  00:35.5  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:35.5
[BOS 23-14]
 
  00:11.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:10.8 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:10.8 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:07.9  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Wallace Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  11:47  
  11:45 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  11:37
[LAL 16-23]
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:23  
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Allen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:12  
  11:12 Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:12 Team Rebound 
  11:12 Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  11:12  
  11:12
[LAL 17-23]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:59 Vujacic Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:46  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:13 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:11
[LAL 19-23]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:05  
Davis Substitution replaced by Garnett  10:05  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:33 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:26 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:25  
  09:23 Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  09:23 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  09:23 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  09:23  
Wallace Layup Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  08:48
[LAL 21-23]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Garnett Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:25  
  08:22
[LAL 23-23]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:06  
  07:40 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:39 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:38
[LAL 25-23]
Artest Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rondo Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  07:25  
  07:21 Farmar Layup Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:19  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  07:14
[BOS 25-25]
 
  06:46 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:45  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  06:23 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:59  
  05:59 Farmar Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  05:59  
  05:59 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
Garnett Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:42
[BOS 27-25]
 
  05:26 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:18 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Allen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:18  
  05:18 Artest Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:00  
  04:58 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:53  
  04:53 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:53 Team Rebound 
Garnett Substitution replaced by Davis  04:53  
  04:53
[LAL 26-27]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST)  04:42
[BOS 29-26]
 
  04:23 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:21  
Allen Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  04:14  
  03:57
[LAL 29-29]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:39 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:22 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:3) 
  03:21 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:19  
  03:15 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:15
[BOS 30-29]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:15
[BOS 31-29]
 
  03:04 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wallace (2 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:03  
  02:48 Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:48 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:48
[BOS 32-29]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:48
[BOS 33-29]
 
  02:34
[LAL 31-33]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Bank shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:11
[BOS 35-31]
 
  01:55 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:54  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Allen (2 AST)  01:42
[BOS 38-31]
 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:22  
  01:22 Double Technical - Artest, Pierce 
  01:22
[LAL 32-38]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:22
[LAL 33-38]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Wallace Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.6 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:43.6  
  00:43.6
[LAL 34-38]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:43.6 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  00:43.6 Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:42.9  
  00:34.1 Bynum Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:34.1
[BOS 39-34]
 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  00:34.1  
  00:34.1 Bynum Substitution replaced by Powell 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:34.1
[BOS 40-34]
 
  00:11.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:10.9  
Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:09.0  
  00:09.0 Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  00:09.0 Odom Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  00:09.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Garnett Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rondo (5 AST)  11:48
[BOS 42-34]
 
  11:31 Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
  11:29 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  11:28
[LAL 36-42]
Artest Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
  11:09 Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Allen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:54 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
Rondo Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:51  
  10:34 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:33  
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rondo (6 AST)  10:25
[BOS 44-36]
 
  10:25 Bryant Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Garnett Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  10:25
[BOS 45-36]
 
  10:08 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:07 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  10:02 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:01  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:46
[BOS 47-36]
 
  09:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:22 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:21  
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Artest Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:53 Artest Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:53 Artest Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:25  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:24
[BOS 49-36]
 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:15  
  08:15
[LAL 37-49]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Allen  08:15  
  08:15 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:13  
Allen Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  07:56  
  07:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:43 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  07:37
[LAL 39-49]
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
Rondo Hook Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Team Rebound 
Allen Substitution replaced by Pierce  07:13  
  06:56
[LAL 41-49]
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Garnett Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:30
[BOS 51-41]
 
  06:12
[LAL 43-51]
Fisher Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:44 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:39 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:38
[LAL 45-51]
Odom Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:38  
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:23  
Pierce Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  05:12  
  05:06 Artest Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) 
Wallace 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:55 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Rondo (7 AST)  04:47
[BOS 54-45]
 
  04:21 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:20  
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  03:48
[LAL 47-54]
Odom Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wallace Fade Away Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:27
[BOS 56-47]
 
  03:08
[LAL 49-56]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Garnett Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  02:46  
  02:44 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:37  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis  02:37  
  02:37 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
  02:37
[LAL 50-56]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:37
[LAL 51-56]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  02:15 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  02:12 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Rondo Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:12
[BOS 57-51]
 
Rondo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:12  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:10  
Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  02:08  
  01:50 Artest Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
Davis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:24  
  01:12 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:11 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:11 Odom Tip Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:03
[LAL 53-57]
Odom Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  00:28.9 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:27.4  
Garnett Substitution replaced by Scalabrine  00:27.4  
  00:27.4 Bryant Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:03.4  
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  00:03.4  
  00:01.2 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Scalabrine Substitution replaced by Allen  00:01.2  
End of 3rd Quarter
Boston Celtics (50-33) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[LAL 55-57]
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Davis Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:43  
  11:43 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:43  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  11:20  
  11:07 Vujacic Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:07 Team Rebound 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  11:07  
  11:07 Artest Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Allen Substitution replaced by Allen  11:07  
  10:58 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:57  
  10:42 Vujacic Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Garnett  10:42  
  10:42 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  10:30  
Rondo Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:28  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  10:15  
  10:12 Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (3 BLK) 
  10:12 Team Rebound 
  09:57 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:57 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:6) 
  09:56 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) 
  09:54 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Garnett Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Gasol Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  09:12 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Garnett Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Rondo (8 AST)  09:04
[BOS 59-55]
 
  09:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Robinson  09:00  
Allen Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:46  
  08:46 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  08:46
[LAL 56-59]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  08:46
[LAL 57-59]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  08:46
[LAL 58-59]
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (16 PTS) 
Allen Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Garnett (2 AST)  08:26
[BOS 61-58]
 
  08:03 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:02  
Robinson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:45 Team Rebound 
  07:29
[LAL 60-61]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:29  
  07:29
[LAL 61-61]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
  07:13 Bryant Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Wallace  07:13  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Rondo  07:13  
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:13  
Team Rebound  07:13  
  07:13 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:13
[BOS 62-61]
 
  06:55 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garnett (4 BLK) 
  06:54 Team Rebound 
  06:49 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Gasol Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
Wallace Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF)  06:49  
  06:49 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:49 Team Rebound 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis  06:49  
  06:49 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:47  
  06:29 Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Allen Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:29
[BOS 63-61]
 
Allen Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:29
[BOS 64-61]
 
  06:12
[LAL 64-64]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:56 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Davis Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  05:56  
  05:56 Timeout : Official 
  05:56
[LAL 65-64]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:56
[LAL 66-64]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Allen Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  05:22
[LAL 68-64]
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:21  
Davis Substitution replaced by Wallace  05:21  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:00 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:38  
  04:38
[LAL 69-64]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:38
[LAL 70-64]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Allen Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:16 Bryant Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  03:57 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Garnett Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:56  
Pierce Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rondo (9 AST)  03:45
[BOS 66-70]
 
Pierce Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:21  
  03:21 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21
[LAL 71-66]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Garnett Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wallace (2 AST)  03:10
[BOS 68-71]
 
Garnett Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:47  
  02:47
[LAL 72-68]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:47
[LAL 73-68]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Gasol Rebound (Off:8 Def:8) 
Pierce Foul : Personal (4 PF)  02:20  
  02:20 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:20 Team Rebound 
  02:20
[LAL 74-68]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  02:14 Artest Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:14
[BOS 69-74]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:14
[BOS 70-74]
 
  01:55 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  01:54  
Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  01:47  
Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  01:46  
Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:45  
  01:30
[LAL 76-70]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:30  
Wallace 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Pierce (2 AST)  01:23
[BOS 73-76]
 
  01:01
[LAL 79-73]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Allen 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rondo (10 AST)  00:51.3
[BOS 76-79]
 
  00:28.9 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:9 Def:8) 
Wallace Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  00:25.7  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Davis  00:25.7  
  00:25.7
[LAL 80-76]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:25.7
[LAL 81-76]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.7  
Davis Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:25.7  
Allen 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
Rondo Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:18.9  
Rondo 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:16.2
[BOS 79-81]
 
  00:13.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:13.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  00:13.0 Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Allen Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:11.7  
  00:11.7
[LAL 82-79]
Vujacic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Davis  00:11.7  
  00:11.7
[LAL 83-79]
Vujacic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.7  
  00:11.7 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
Davis Substitution replaced by Robinson  00:11.7  
Rondo 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:9 Def:9) 
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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