The Fat Lady Has Sung
Posted by Nancy on June 18, 2010
Well, it’s over. The NBA 2009-2010 season has come to an end and once again, the Los Angeles Lakers have come out on top. It didn’t look like it was going to turn out that way for a good share of last nights game. The Celtics took an early lead and kept it for most of the game. At one point in the first half and again in the third quarter they were up by as many as 13 points. It just wasn’t to be, however, and as the Laker shots started to go in, late in the game, the Celtic shots started missing the mark much more frequently. Foul trouble was a problem for Boston all night long. Coach Doc
Rivers even put in a guy who had not seen a second of play so far in the finals so he could rest his starters who were accumulating fouls at a fast pace.
It was a hard fought game for both sides. Kobe struggled mightily with his shooting but just kept working it until things finally started to fall for him. Ray Allen did not come up with as many points as he had hoped but his defense was tenacious, bothering Kobe at every turn.
This NBA Championship is the 16th for the Los Angeles Lakers, just one behind the 17 that is owned by the Boston Celtics. Undoubtedly, this rival is going to go on hot and heavy for years to come.