I've had enough of the "KG changed the culture of Boston basketball" talk. I need KG to change the score of Boston basketball. With starting center and bruiser Perk out of the game, KG submitted a 5 foul, 33 minute, 4 turnover, 0 assist, 13 point effort. Nice 14 boards, but that's not going to cut it at this stage, Big Ticket. You need to impose yourself on the game. And get some sleep. Please, get some sleep.
Team stats were pretty even across the board. Lakers win at home. Was the Kobe steal (that prevented a possible tie game and turned it into a 4 pt lead) a foul? maybe. But you can't count on that at this stage in the season, all star on all star. And if you're a C's fan, you'd rather have them letting the boys play. Though, I'd rather have them let them play with Big Perk on the court.
Very disappointing loss, but at the beginning of the Finals, my hope was to win 2 at home, steal one on the road, and then head back home with two shots to win. I'm still optimistic. Not overly confident, but optimistic. That was LA's most complete game. And again, we were close to stealing it. If the Celtics play a complete game at home - forget it. We win. We'll see if they can do it.
sidenote: answer to the Tony Allen question: nice sub. Shut a hot hand Kobe down, stole a few buckets. Did his job.