Posts Tagged ‘2010 Finals’

2010 NBA Finals – Game 7 Retro Diary

I didn’t get to see Game 7 live. One of the tragedies of these 2010 NBA Finals has been the scheduling – in the Land Downunder, not one Finals game was played on a Saturday or a Sunday. Very frustrating. I followed the game on the play-by-play, and later that afternoon I read all the […]

Game 6 Wrap and looking ahead to Kobe & Game 7

So I was wrong about Game 6. Completely wrong. I expected the same themes to continue from Games 4 and 5, that being the Celtics completely out-hustling, out-muscling, and out-shooting the Lakers. I expected LA’s offense to continue its struggles, requiring Kobe to kick-start it all too often, and fizzling out late in the game […]

Short Shorts the Sequel: The Game 7 Wishlist

So it has come down to this (once again in the Marv Albert tone coz we miss him), Game 7 of the NBA Finals. Boston v LA. Before MJ showed up, there were these two titans battling it out, and even after MJ left us, these two are still around. We said before the series […]

Game 5 – Boston on the Verge

AP Photo/Winslow Townson So the Boston Celtics are one win away from being crowned NBA Champions for 2010, and I absolutely expected this. I expected it because they are the hungrier team, the tougher team, the more balanced team. The better team. Nothing epitomized that better than the first six minutes of the third quarter […]

Game 4 – A Big ol’ Baby is born

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images It was a game the Celtics absolutely had to win, and their defensive effort in the first quarter showed they understood this all too well. The Lakers, to their credit, matched that intensity and the result was a hard-fought Finals game, even though the standard overall was pretty poor. Before […]

Game 3 – Real Big Fish

I’ve been trying to come up with a sentence that best summarizes Game 3 of this Finals, and I think I’ve got it… A game the Boston Celtics absolutely would have won if they were playing anyone else but the Los Angeles Lakers. That really is the only way I can sum up this game. […]

Game 2 Wrap

With Game 1 of the NBA Finals proving a bit of a lemon from a competitive standpoint, most neutrals – myself included – would have been hoping and praying for a more resilient Boston team to show up in the second game. They didn’t disappoint. If you weren’t lucky (or unemployed) enough to be free […]

NBA Finals Game 1: Pau! Right in the kisser

3 votes – Pau Gasol: Two years is a long time in sports. And after putting in what could only be described as a meek performance in the 2008 Finals, Gasol had a lot to prove this time around. Of course, avid watchers of regular season basketball would have seen the improvements Gasol has made […]

Short Shorts: The Burning Q’s

Boston versus LA is far and away the sexiest matchup basketball has ever produced. The record books speak for themselves, the titles between them illustrate that and the utter disgust for one another is pure gold. Lakers reserve guard Sasha Vujacic can’t stand the sight of green. Celtics fans can’t wait for their next opportunity […]

Backing the Green

No, this is not the 2008 Finals again. It’s completely different. The Celtics have a very different looking bench and an All-Defensive point guard. The Lakers are better and are the reigning champions. But I’m still tipping history to repeat itself and the Celtics to walk home with championship #18. Here’s why. It’s a boring […]