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2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics, NBA Finals, Game 2

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2010 NBA Playoffs NBA Finals
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics

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Series Index:

Game 1: Lakers 102, Celtics 89 at Los Angeles   Game recap & pictures
Game 2: Celtics 103, Lakers 94 at Los Angeles Game recap & pictures
Game 3: Lakers 91, Celtics 84 at Boston   Game recap & pictures
Game 4: Celtics 96, Lakers 89 at Boston   Game recap & pictures
Game 5: Celtics 92, Lakers 86 at Boston   Game recap & pictures
Game 6: Lakers 89, Celtics 67 at Los Angeles   Game recap & pictures
Game 7: Lakers 83, Celtics 79 at Los Angeles Game recap & pictures

Back to Playoffs 2010

Los Angeles Lakers 1 - 1 Boston Celtics

GAME 2: L.A. Lakers 94 - Boston Celtics 103

Leaders Points Rebounds Assists
Lakers Gasol: 25 Gasol: 8 Bryant: 6
Celtics Allen: 32 Rondo: 12 Rondo: 10
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Tot
LAL 22 26 24 22 94
BOS 29 25 18 31 103
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June 6 - Staples Center, Los Angeles. Ray Allen's historic night, Rajon Rondo's all around game and whistles blowing everywhere were too much for the Lakers who were defeated by Boston 103-94 and lost their home-court advantage in the NBA Finals.

The Lakers tried to win it again in the paint but with Ray Allen on fire, hitting 3-pointer after 3-pointer they soon fell behind and trailed by as many as 14 in the second quarter. L.A. scored the final 7 points of the half including a three by Kobe in the final second to close the gap to 6, 54-48. Allen made 7 threes in the half for 27 points, and then made another in the third quarter to set and NBA Finals record after getting just 12 points and playing limited minutes in game 1.

The Lakers had their own historic stat with Andrew Bynum getting 7 blocks, Pau Gasol 6 and Shannon Brown 1 to total an also Finals record of 14. Bynum had maybe his best game on these 2010 Playoffs with 21 points and a lot of activity on the defensive end. Gasol led his team with 25 points and 8 rebounds but the Lakers could not find an answer for Rondo who got a triple double with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and made a key jumper with 1:50 left in the game. The Lakers had already regain their composure after the first half and were going basket for basket despite having a frustrated Kobe Bryant in foul trouble (he got his fifth foul early in the fourth) when with the Celtics up 93-90 Garnet and Gasol went for a rebound and Garnett clearly throw the ball out of bounds. The referees call it the other way but went to view the TV replay. Although every angle showed Garnett as the only one touching the ball they stayed with their call. The Celtics inbounded the ball, it went to Rondo who was open by design and he scored. The Lakers couldn't recover after that.

If one thing is being a big factor on these series it is the amount of fouls called. The referees are extremely sensitive to contact, many times calling things that don't exists and limiting the playing time of many of the players. In game 1 Ray Allen was the one who suffered it, now it was Kobe and Garnett.

Lamar Odom had another night off with just 3 points and 5 rebounds on 15 minutes of play. The Lakers will need him to finally show up in Boston where they will have to win at least one of 3 games if they want to recover their home-court advantage and return to Los Angeles.

The Quotes

Phil Jackson (LAL Coach): "Our big guys played great. We didn't get the ball often enough to them, or in a good enough position many times, and a lot of our outside shooting was not that (good). ... In a sequence like this, there's no doubt it's a blow to us to lose the homecourt, but we anticipated this might happen, and we're just going to have to go pick it up."

Pau Gasol (Lakers): "It's a disappointing loss for our ballclub, but they did a good job. They really executed and had a good game plan. We definitely need to make sure we hustle a little more. They got to the ball a lot of times quicker than we did, second-chance opportunities, loose balls. They were pursuing the ball with a little more desire."

Doc Rivers (Celtics Coach): "(Allen) makes me a better coach. He's a perfectionist. The last two days he took a million shots and it's no coincidence why great shooters are great shooters. . . . It's amazing we had a player that had 27 points in the first half and we're only up six. It's going to be that kind of series."

Ray Allen (Celtics): "I didn't think it was easy, getting the 3's up in the air. You look up and everybody is probably thinking, 'How did this guy get open?' But there's so much going on there -- big screens, misdirection plays. I thought they did everything they could to keep me from shooting 3's, (but we) worked tirelessly."

Highlights

Los Angeles Lakers Boston Celtics
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Pau Gasol 25 8 3 1 6  
Kobe Bryant 21 5 6 4 - 5 TO
Andrew Bynum 21 6 - - 7  
Jordan Farmar 7 - 1 1 -  
Derek Fisher 6 7 4 - -  
Leaders: Pts Reb Ast St Bl More
Ray Allen 32 3 2 - - 8 3-pt
Rajon Rondo 19 12 10 2 1  
Kendrick Perkins 12 6 3 - -  
Paul Pierce 10 4 4 1 1  
Glen Davis 8 7 1 1 1  

Complete Boxscore

BOSTON CELTICS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Kevin Garnett, PF 24 2-5 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 6 0 0 0 5 +1 6
Paul Pierce, SF 40 2-11 0-0 6-6 1 3 4 4 1 1 2 3 +3 10
Kendrick Perkins, C 32 4-7 0-0 4-6 1 5 6 3 0 0 2 4 +3 12
Ray Allen, SG 44 11-20 8-11 2-2 1 2 3 2 0 0 2 3 +12 32
Rajon Rondo, PG 42 8-18 1-1 2-5 4 8 12 10 2 1 3 2 +12 19
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Rasheed Wallace, C 18 3-5 1-3 0-0 1 6 7 1 0 0 1 4 +15 7
Shelden Williams, PF 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 -4 0
Tony Allen, SG 12 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 +3 2
Nate Robinson, PG 6 2-2 1-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 7
Glen Davis, PF 18 4-13 0-0 0-1 5 2 7 1 1 1 1 4 +3 8
Marquis Daniels, SG DNP COACH'S DECISION
Michael Finley, SG DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 36-84 11-16 20-26 13 31 44 28 6 3 13 29   103
Percentages: 42.9% 68.8% 76.9%
  Fast break points:   11
Points in the paint:   36
Team TO ( points off ):   14 (16)
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court.
LOS ANGELES LAKERS
Starters Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Ron Artest, SF 41 1-10 1-6 3-8 2 3 5 1 2 0 3 6 0 6
Pau Gasol, PF 42 7-10 0-1 11-13 3 5 8 3 1 6 1 3 -12 25
Andrew Bynum, C 39 6-10 0-0 9-12 3 3 6 0 0 7 2 5 +1 21
Kobe Bryant, SG 34 8-20 2-7 3-3 0 5 5 6 4 0 5 5 -9 21
Derek Fisher, PG 35 2-8 0-2 2-2 1 6 7 4 0 0 1 3 +4 6
Bench Min FG 3P FT Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF +/- Pts 
Lamar Odom, PF 15 1-3 0-1 1-1 0 5 5 1 0 0 1 5 -10 3
Shannon Brown, PG 15 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 1 -3 2
Sasha Vujacic, SG 7 1-1 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 -7 3
Jordan Farmar, PG 13 3-7 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 -9 7
Josh Powell, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
Luke Walton, SF DNP COACH'S DECISION
D.J. Mbenga, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
Totals 29-71 5-22 31-41 10 29 39 18 8 14 15 29   94
Percentages:   40.8% 22.7% 75.6%
  Fast break points:   4
Points in the paint:   26
Team TO ( points off ):   15 (17)
+/- denotes team's net points while the player is on the court.
Flagrant Fouls: None
Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None - TEAMS (def3sec): None - COACHES: None
Officials: Ken Mauer , Mike Callahan , Monty Mccutchen
Attendance: 18,997
Time of Game: 02:51

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