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NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 3 halftime: Lakers 52, Celtics 40

Jun 8, 2010, 10:32 PM EDT

If you told Celtics fans before the game that Kevin Garnett would have 15 first half points, they would have thought they would be destroying the Lakers and started celebrating.

But the Celtics are down a dozen at the half, 52-40.

Outside of Rajon Rondo (4-7) and KG (7-9) the Celtics are 5 of 24 shooting. As a team they are at 40%, as the Lakers defense has cut out most of the easy transition baskets the Celtics rely on.

Meanwhile the Lakers are attacking the basket again and getting points inside. Los Angeles is shooting 47.5 percent, and Lamar Odom is 3 for 3 with 8 points off the bench. Including a lucky banked three. Kobe Bryant has 16 points, but needed 13 shots to get it. Andrew Bynum is 3 of 5.

The Lakers withstood the early charge of the Celtics, but they can expect another in the second half. We’ll see if they are up to the task again.

  1. rachel - Jun 9, 2010 at 1:18 AM

    i just have to say i wish david stern the nba commissioner was watching this game today. i am so sick and tired of all the lousy, ridiculous, a**inine calls made by the officials tonite. i almost don’t want to keep watching as i feel every referee is in the lakers pockets! we don’t stand a fair chance when it is the lakers, their refs and the announcers on the lakers side and against the celtics! i am so totally fed up! it would be one thing to lose fair and square intstead it is with extreme prejudice, and unfairness. i will say one thing we did miss alot of opps but with all the bad calls they prob. got discouraged! way to go mr. sterns!! and the crappy refs! go back to ref school! 😦

  2. Anonymous - Jun 9, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Your just mad cause the celtics sucked in game 3. Go cry where nobody has to hear you.

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