The Boston Celtics won game two of the 2010 NBA Playoffs Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, 103-94.
Ray Allen led the Boston Celtics in scoring with 32 points. Rajon Rondo had a triple-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. Kendrick Perkins had 12 points and 6 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 10 points and 4 rebounds and Kevin Garnett had 6 points and 6 assists. Glen Davis had 8 points and 7 rebounds, Rasheed Wallace had 7 points and 7 rebounds and Nate Robinson scored 7 points for the Boston Celtics bench.
Pau Gasol led the Los Angeles Lakers with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 6 blocks. Kobe Bryant had 21 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, Andrew Bynum had 21 points, 7 blocks and 6 rebounds, Derek Fisher had 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Ron Artest had 6 points and 4 rebounds. Jordan Farmar scored 7 points and Lamar Odom had 3 points and 5 rebounds for the Lakers bench.
“An entire team effort,” Celtics’ Rajon Rondo said. “Ray carried us through the first half. Second half, we got in a little slump but we stuck with it, stayed together and got a victory.”
“It’s a disappointing loss for our ballclub, but they did a good job,” Lakers’ Pau Gasol said. “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.”
Rajon Rondo had his fifth playoff triple-double in game two tonight.
“He just did a lot of things — the blocked shots, the steals,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said. “He’s our quarterback, and he does a lot of stuff for us. He was special tonight.”
Ray Allen was another key component for the Celtics tonight. He hit a finals-record eight 3-pointers, seven of those before halftime. Allen scored 27 of his 32 points in the first half.
“They both were terrific,” Rivers said, referring to Allen and Rondo.
Toronto’s Chris Bosh was at the game tonight in Los Angeles. Lakers fan expressed their desire to see Bosh a part of the Lakers team next year, being that Chris Bosh is a free agent this year. Click here to read more about Chris Bosh’s free agency and other free agents.
Celebrities present at the game in Los Angeles tonight were Justin Timberlake, Sylvester Stallone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kevin Connolly, Hilary Swank, Lee DeWye and of course Jack Nicholson.
NBA legends and former UCLA players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton paid a special tribute to the late former UCLA coach John Wooden before the game began.
The series is now tied 1-1. Game 3 of the 2010 NBA Finals will take place Tuesday, June 8 in Boston.