It was a one sided match where Boston Celtics beats LA Lakers 131-92. With a 39 points difference, this game goes down into the history book as the second largest margin of victory in a NBA finals history, falling short of Chicago’s 42-point victory (96-54) over Utah in Game 3 of the 1998 Finals.
The game was practically over after the second quarter where the Boston Celtics were leading 58-35. Yes, a convincing 23 points lead by halftime.
Lakers would have been able to come back had they played better in the start of the third quarter. But, they were probably too nervous trying to play catchup then to get back into their game. Missed shots, poor field goals, lousy defense, unbelievable high turnovers plus tight defense posted onto Kobe Bryant made the Lakers played like a bunch of untrained players where there was really no formation to speak. If only there was someone else to step up when Kobe Bryant was guarded heavily. But apparently, there was none. The whole Lakers team was like lost souls once they were unable to score.
Interesting facts and stats
– The last time Boston Celtics won a NBA finals was back in 1976, and it’s the 17th time that the franchise won a NBA finals chanpionship.
– The Celtics set a Finals record by collecting 18 steals against the Lakers in Game 6.
– The top 3 scorers are: Pierce (17 points, 10 assists), Kevin Garnett (26 points, 14 rebounds) and Ray Allen (26 points, three steals). Celtics became the first championship team with its top three scorers all age 30-something. And it’s actually the first time that all 3 players got their first NBA finals championship ring.
– Paul Pierce is the finals MVP.
– Ray Allen scored 7 3-pointers out of 9 attempts, tying him with the record of most 3-pointers scored in a NBA finals.
– This win demonstrates the greatest comeback in a NBA franchise. The Boston Celtics won only 25 matches in regular season last year, and of course no playoffs. This year they came back after signing in stars like Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to lead the regular season with 66 wins and of course, to win the 2008 NBA finals.
– Lakers lost game 4 even though they had a 24 point lead.
“Second place just means you’re the first loser.” – Kobe Bryant
The Lakers deserves some credits as well since no one would have thought they would come this far. They beat SA Spurs 4-1 in the Western Finals before losing to Celtics 4-2 in the finals.