celtics ties the 7-game series

after a disappointing game 1,  ray allen of the boston celtics made sure that he will deliver a big buckets f0r the second game.  after failing to get into rhythm in game one due to foul trouble, allen sailed smoothly in game 2 and posted a finals record of eight 3-pointers.  he finished the game with 32 points as the celtics defeated the los angeles lakers 103-94. rajon rondo also posted an impressive stat sheet as he logged in 19 points, 12 boards and ten assists in 42 minutes of game time.

in the second game, it was kobe bryant’s turn to sit down and watch from the sidelines.  riddled with fouls, bryant only played about 35 minutes.  he managed to put up 21 points down the stretch but offensively, it wasnt nough for the lakers. their big men chipped in good numbers as pau gasol tallied 25 points while andrew bynum had 21.  but it was still not enough as no other laker scored more than 7 points.

it was an off night for paul pierce and kevin garnett as they only combined 16 points on 4-16 shooting.  but it was fortunate for them that the rest of them picked up the slack and contributed good numbers.  seldom used guard nate robinson had a brief shining moment in the 4th period when he first entered the game.  he provided a spark in the celtics’ offense when he scored 5 straight points.  he only played under 7 minutes but he contributed 7 important points in a very crucial part of the ball game.

the series will shift to boston for game 3 and with one game stolen from the lakers’ turf,  it would be interesting to see how they would adjust for the third meeting.  i still say it’s lakers in game 6 or 7, but with a highly motivated celtics,  it would be quite a matchup for the lakers.



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