The second game of the NBA finals was quite physical from both sides, with the Celtics playing an outstanding defense that was taken wrongly by game officials at times since they were calling fouls on Boston’s quite skilled defensive plays, once on Rajon Rondo, and one on Glen “Big baby” Davis. But in despite of this, Boston managed to lead by as much as nineteen points in the first two periods, which ended up earning then a 103-94 win at Staples Center.
Boston dominated the first two halves of the match, with Ray Allen scoring 21 points, all resulting from 3-pointers, and coming up with one more to make it 8, which is crediting him as the player with the most converted 3 point shots in a finals game in NBA history.
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Critics said before the beginning of the postseason that this Celtics team was too old to come up with good results, but they are certainly seeing their mistake now that Boston has matched their finals series against the Lakers 1-1 thanks to an outstanding road victory in game 2 with the series heading to the TD garden, where the locals are going to continue to struggle for the title against the current champs.
It truly could had been even better for the Celtics, but Kevin Garnett was not playing at his best, as he ended up scoring just a low six points, though thanks to the contribution of other key players such as Davis and Rasheed Wallace, whom stepped up with outstanding defense and some good work in the free throw line is that Boston is going back home more relaxed since they know that now the pressure in on the Lakers, whom must win one on the road if they don’t want everything to be over for them.
For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant came up with an outstanding game, scoring 21 points, and Paul Gasol, who was probably the top man for Los Angeles last night, who truly fired up the spirits of his teammates by putting an outstanding offensive, finishing with 25 points that were not enough to counteract the dominance of a Celtics team that seemed to be on a mission in terms of proving everybody that they are still as menacing as in 2008.
It is quite early to say who the winner of this series is going to be, but it is clear that neither the Lakers nor the Celtics can be underestimated.
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