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Celtics Fab Four Shut Down L.A.’s One-Man Show

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Even though the foul calls were very lop-sided for the night and even though Kobe Bryant went on a super human run and got 38 points, the Celtics managed to hang tough and get the win for game 5 with a final score of 92-86. Last nights effort has got to have the Boston fans elated and optimistic about their chances against the Lakers Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The Lakers needed more than the stellar efforts of their star player and they just didn’t get it. Derek Fisher, who can usually be counted on to come up with big plays and lots of points ended up with only 9 in this outing and even at that was the 3rd highest scorer for L.A. on Sunday night. Bynum played 29 minutes but was obviously still in some pain and ended up with only 6 points, which is just six less than Pau Gasol got for the night. Judging from the glare that Kobe was lavishing on his teammates, things might have been a little “testy” in the locker room post game. One has to wonder how they will re-group for the next meeting.

Meanwhile, celebrations were underway in Boston. Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen combined for 75 points, grabbed rebounds and generally made good plays all night. If the “fab four” can keep their play at the level they demonstrated last night, things are looking good for a Celtic championship.

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