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  1. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 5: Boston's signature play

    Jun 14, 2010, 9:53 AM EST

    If Boston closes out this series — if they just keep playing like they have been — then this late-game inbound play will become the constantly-replayed signature plays of the series. Another one in the long history of amazing Celtics plays.

  2. NBA finals Celtics Lakers Game 5: Blogbook will not be sitting next to Kobe on the ride home

    Jun 14, 2010, 1:03 AM EST

    A collection of thoughts on Lakers-Celtics Game 5: Ron Artest and Derek Fisher were a combined 4-18. Let’s just let that one sit for a minute. And what’s even more stunning, Artest my have actually played worse than his shooting line indicates. At one point, he pulled off another I made the comment during the…

  3. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 5: Note to Phil Jackson, the Celtics can win games in the fourth quarter, too

    Jun 14, 2010, 1:00 AM EST

    This is what Phil Jackson (wearing a mic) told his team during a fourth-quarter time out, as the Lakers were making a fourth-quarter run. “(Boston) loses more games in the fourth quarter than any team in the league. They know how to lose games, and they’re showing us that now.” They also know how to…

  4. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 5: What happens if Bynum is not right, again?

    Jun 13, 2010, 3:20 PM EST

    Andrew Bynum is going to play. He had his knee drained of more fluid, and he is in the full “I will play through the pain” warrior mode we fans expect from athletes. He will be in the Lakers starting five tonight. But he was out on the court Thursday night, too. For all of…

  5. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 5: Rajon Rondo may actually be a weakpoint?

    Jun 13, 2010, 2:26 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo has arguably been the MVP of the playoffs up until the Finals. He has been brilliant, dominant at both ends of the floor. He’s been so good that smart, reasonable people, like myself, lost their minds and actually started wondering if Rondo was the best point guard in the league. And he’s been…

  6. NBA finals Lakers Celtics: Paul Pierce says 'you can't predict' if he'll get going

    Jun 13, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

    The Big 3 have yet to have a game where they are all clicking the finals. Typically, this kind of element elicits one of two reactions from the players in question. Either a Kobe-esque “We’ll be fine. Next game, we’ll come out and take care of business” or a more focused “We have to step…

  7. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 4: Bynum sits, game gets physical and it feels like 2008 again

    Jun 11, 2010, 1:01 AM EST

    These Lakers were different. It’s what we heard, it’s what we saw. These Lakers were not soft, they would not roll over for the Celtics like two years ago. Right? And they didn’t. For three games. Then Andrew Bynum sat, his knee clearly worse for the wear. Then Game 4 got physical. Then for the…

  8. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 3: Blogbook had as many field goals as Ray Allen

    Jun 9, 2010, 12:28 AM EST

    A collection of thoughts on Game 3 between the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics: So here’s the trick. I need to somehow convey that the Celtics and Ray Allen didn’t fail tonight necessarily without sacrificing the respect the Lakers’ defense earned in defending Jesus Shuttlesworth. You see, to say the Lakers shut him down would…

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

    Jun 8, 2010, 10:32 PM EST

    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…

  10. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2: Milk cartons, desert islands, and Kevin Garnett

    Jun 7, 2010, 8:00 AM EST

    After Ray Allen was plagued by foul trouble in Game 1, it was Kevin Garnett’s turn to fade into the background as the calls piled up against him in Game 2. KG’s final stat line — six points, four rebounds, and six assists — is probably too rosy a representation of his overall impact; Garnett…

  11. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2: The Celtics will play like themselves, but is that enough?

    Jun 6, 2010, 1:55 PM EST

    All that time spent in Boston practices working on the triangle sets, and the Lakers destroyed the Celtics vaunted defense with the old-fashioned pick-and-roll in Game 1. What people forget is that this happened some in 2008 — the Lakers had maybe their best offensive success with the pick-and-roll. But as Darius of Forum Blue&…

  12. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 2: Can Pau Gasol keep it up

    Jun 6, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    Talking to a Celtics blogger last night, he was pretty candid about how Gasol-Garnett I wound up. “(Gasol) murdered him.” Reds Army was still confident the Celtics would rebound naturally (both literally and figuratively), but the cold hard facts can’t escape even the most stout Boston fans. Pau Gasol railroaded Garnett on his way to…

  13. NBA finals Celtics Lakers Game 2: Adjustments are still the key

    Jun 5, 2010, 1:25 PM EST

    It’s just like any playoff series Game 2. Both teams have been in them a hundred times. Except losing this one cripples your chances for winning the series. No pressure. Even with LA completely dominating Game 1, and prompting a ton of media to abandon the good ship Boston and run towards the “S.S. Lakers…

  14. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 2: Boston wants its paint back

    Jun 4, 2010, 5:14 PM EST

    Kevin Garnett said he couldn’t repeat what Doc Rivers said to the team during a Friday film session. It’s probably exactly what every Celtics fan was saying last night as they watched the Lakers punch their team in the mouth, what they said when Pau Gasol grabbed another offensive rebound, what they said as the…

  15. NBA finals Celtics Lakers Game 1: Pau Gasol tears the Big Ticket in half

    Jun 4, 2010, 2:40 AM EST

    The spirit was willing. The body was not. Kevin Garnett reached up with the ball to dunk and found it just.. wasn’t there. In Game 1 of the NBA finals, there were many reasons the Celtics fell to the Lakers by 13 (at one point down 20). But it cannot be overstated the level of…

  16. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game One: Who are these guys in green and what did they do with the real Celtics?

    Jun 4, 2010, 1:55 AM EST

    The Celtics were angry when they went in the locker room. John McEnroe angry. That’s not the norm for a veteran team, and it was not at all like the Celtics team that has marched through the playoffs. But they didn’t play like those Celtics, either. These Celtics were pissed. Not with the referees (well,…

  17. NBA finals Lakers Celtics Game 1: Your pre-emptive hyperbolic headlines

    Jun 3, 2010, 5:22 PM EST

    So here we are. It’s go time. Time for the dance. Ready to rumble. A June for all the marbles (until November, at which point it starts all over again, especially if your team loses in which case you will disavow this season behind an excuse). It’s the NBA finals! And it’s Lakers-Celtics! OMG! So…

  18. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, circa 1995

    Jun 3, 2010, 12:58 PM EST

    Long before Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett were leading the Celtics to the finals, they were on opposing teams. Long before that, they were on opposing teams in the 1995 Roundball Classic, a high school All-American game that also featured Vince Carter, Chauncey Billups, Stephon Marbury, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, and Mark Blount. Yes, Mark Blount. (Video…

  19. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics: The Doc, the Master, and when to say enough

    Jun 3, 2010, 12:43 AM EST

    If coaching basketball, is, as they say, a chess game, then why is so much of it predicated upon dramatic shifts in approach? Yes, you have your pieces, and yes, you’re maneuvering for advantage, to neutralize your opponent’s pieces and move in for the checkmate (having more points than the other team), but in chess,…

  20. NBA finals, Lakers Celtics: Top 10 plays in the rivalry

    Jun 2, 2010, 10:19 AM EST

    When the Lakers and Celtics get together, things just seem bigger and more important. So many amazing plays with titles on the line. The NBA TV folks compiled a Top 10 plays in the series. You can argue it, if you want. But better to just enjoy it and dream of what might be.

  21. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Can Bynum make a difference?

    Jun 1, 2010, 6:04 PM EST

    For all the differences between the 2007-08 Lakers, the 08-09 Lakers, and this year’s Laker squad, one thing remains the same: The Lakers are hoping that they can get a significant contribution from Andrew Bynum, but aren’t sure he’ll be healthy enough to make one.  Bynum missed the 2008 NBA Finals due to knee surgery,…

  22. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Boston big men will play the bully, will L.A. stand its ground?

    Jun 1, 2010, 1:28 PM EST

    Let the Phil Jackson mind games begin. At least he’s gotten smart about how to avoid the fines from David Stern when trying to plant subconscious messages in the mind of the referees. Jackson was talking Monday about Kevin Garnett’s play in the last series and the L.A. Times Mark Medina recorded it. “He was…

  23. NBA finals, Celtics Lakers: Five keys for both teams to win it all

    May 30, 2010, 12:24 PM EST

    David Stern is smiling. As always, the Midas touch commissioner got what he wanted. Two years ago the Lakers/Celtics NBA Finals was a ratings bonanza. The two most storied franchises in the NBA. Two large and passionate fan bases (based in large markets). A genuine rivalry renewed on the league’s biggest stage. Plus don’t forget…

  24. NBA finals: How do the Celtics match up?

    May 29, 2010, 12:24 AM EST

    And lo, I saw green horse, and on them green riders, and their names were the Celtics. And hell followed with them. The Boston Celtics are returning to the NBA finals with a defense of the fiercest machinations, led by veteran stars who are still quite capable of eviscerating a defense. After dispatching the Magic…

  25. NBA Playoffs, Celtics Magic Game 6: Celtics defend their way to Finals, West had better beware

    May 29, 2010, 12:06 AM EST

    Jameer Nelson came off the picks like he had done for the last two games, attacked into the paint like he had done for two games, tried to shoot like he had for two games. And there were long arms in the way. Not fouling, but altering shots. His kick-out passes led to contested Magic…

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