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Posted by B-PAUL on June 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM

  Paul Pierce #34 Of The Boston Celtics Reacts 

 Los Angeles Lakers 89 Boston Celtics 67

Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA

June 15th, 2010

Box Score

 

Going into tonight's Game 6 battle against the Lakers I have to admit I was cocky, optimistic, and ready to celebrate. The Celtics showed us great play in Games 4 and 5 and they had the perfect opportunity to kick their opponents (the Lakers) while they were down. Unfortunately for C's fans everywhere who were preparing their celebrations, the C's came out and laid an egg. Dropping Game 6 to the Lakers by the score of

 

Right now I am at the point where being a diehard fan is out weighing my blogging. After that loss tonight I really don't have much good to say so I'm going to keep it simple and just give a few bullet points to sum up the loss.

  • Celtics failed to show that they wanted to win the NBA championship tonight. They came out with very little effort and the score showed it.
  • Rajon Rondo is not being the X-Factor he needs to be. 10 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds does not cut it for a guy that needs to be controlling these games.
  • The Celtics missed out on TONS of open opportunities. Missed dunks by Shelden Williams and Rajon Rondo, and a missed layup by Ray Allen had me with my back turned away from the TV.
  • Ray Allen played well, but he needs to capitalize on the momentum changing three's he is missing out on.
  • Paul Pierce showed heart for a good part of the first half, but when your teammates aren't helping you it's very easy to give up. Pierce ended with 13 on 6-14 shooting.
  • The bench did absoloutely nothing when it mattered. Outside of a few garbage baskets when the C's were down and out the bench didn't help one bit. For the first 38 minutes of the game the bench tallied ZERO points. Let's just say we will need more in Game 7.
  • Perkins went down with a serious injury in the first half. That didn't help, but it's not an excuse for the loss. The rebounding margin of 40-28 in favor of the Lakers showed that Perk was missed. He is questionable for Game 7.
  • The referees are not an excuse for the loss, but they didn't help. Early in the second half when the C's tried to make runs the refs started calling "ticky-tack" fouls.

David Stern now has what he has been dreaming about for the past week. Celtics v. Lakers in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. The amount of people that will be viewing this game will be totally insane. Let's just keep the faith and hope all those people will be watching the C's celebrate on the Staples Center floor.

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