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2010 NBA final game7 Boston Celtics Vs LA Lakers【no delete】

2010 NBA final game7 Boston Celtics Vs LA Lakers【no delete】
and now let's meet the starting lineups first for the eastern conference champions the

boston

celtics

at center from north carolina number 30 rasheed wallace that guard from connecticut number 20 ray ella academy high school number five kevin garnett and then forward from kansas number 34 paul pierce river and now on your feet time to breathe the starting lineup for the western conference champions your los angeles

lakers

at 4-6-7 from st john's number 37 ron tess the other board seven feet from spain number 16. that center seven feet from st joseph's high school number 17 and drew

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edgard 6-1 from arkansas little rock number two gary fisher and the other guard 6-6 from laura marion high school number 24 kobe bryant the head kill to the

lakers

phil jackson ladies and gentlemen the deciding game seven is coming up next and so it continues you've lived your life for this one moment a chance to march into the pantheon of greatness where a legacy of champions awaits get ready for basketball battle the fba an almost unthinkable storyline has unfolded in this nba

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s and i'm guaranteeing everybody here next year we're going to win it again tonight the real season begins don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion 84 sixers oh the staples center is packed and ready for the most dramatic event in professional sports a game seven in the championship round kobe bryant and the defending champion

lakers

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looking for the repeat a chance to clinch back-to-back titles on their whole floor meanwhile for

boston

paul pierce and the

celtics

hoping for one more gritty performance to give their fans yet the ultimate prize once again good evening everyone and welcome to game seven of the nba

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s along with mark jackson and jeff van gundy mike green on hand doris burke with us as well couldn't ask for a better ending how fitting the two most storied and successful franchises in nba history two hated rivals getting together one more time one game to decide who will be the champion and jeff at this stage these teams know each other so well it's no longer about x's and o's and adjustments well after the first few games of any series it's not about tactical adjustments anymore it's about an effort adjustment and the

lakers

made that effort adjustment in game six they dominated the board they dominated the paint and they were on every loose ball you look at the rebounding advantage the winner in each game has out rebounded his opponent i don't think it'll be any different here tonight and they were so impressive in game six meanwhile mark it's always fascinating to see with the nba's brightest lights on here who will face the pressure and play well now obviously it's got to be a team effort but are there any particular players who are vital for their team to win tonight well absolutely we expect to see kobe bryant being spectacular but the...
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lakers

are at their best when he gets help and that helped point the finger at powell gasol they need him to defend the score and then the rebound when he plays well they are awfully awfully tough to beat for the

celtics

is the same exact thing we expect paul pierce to be a force on the offensive end but he needs help help from his leaders rondo on the offensive end being the maestro and being aggressive taking what the

lakers

give him and defensively the anchor the leader kevin garnett playing with force being a presence and then giving them something on the offensive post the

celtics

and the

lakers

over the years so many great names so many great memories in this incredible rivalry and we get another game seven coming up this presentation of the nba

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s on abc will continue after this message and a word from more right you know what you have to do out there you go out there and beat this team with the ball i would say get the ball don't give up the ball be an agitator don't be a retaliator be the agitator and hit first uh kendrick perkins will say i love you don't stand and watch this game no time perspective you know in 20 years from now we're gonna come back and we're gonna have this reunion part and when we shake hands let's make sure our rings touch it's a moment in a game that kids dream about as they're growing up learning the game of basketball we're set for game seven spanish language version today's game presented by espn...
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deportes use the sap button on your television one's

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game and you see rasheed wallace in the opening tip for

boston

wallace is the starting center hedrick tearing up his knee in game six and will not play bynum gets inside this is his first results tip on goal battle for the ball and the

lakers

will have it our officials for tonight joe crawford dan crawford and scott foster for joe crawford it's his third game seven of an nba

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s did it 205 and did it 94. guarded by wallace how will bynum stay hold up another key question ball poked away picked up by pierce trying to bounce back from a poor performance completely outplayed in game six scored just 67 points shot just 33 from the fear was fischer deflects it off of rondo's leg good defense from l.a perkins can only watch and you have to feel for that young man so difficult to come this far and the game seven he has to sit it out oh it's tough to watch you appreciate everything that he does on the basketball floor and as a professional i'm sure the

lakers

appreciate it also got to give him a lot of credit certainly sad to see him on the side martesto had a good gain and gained six misses already another second shot opportunity hits the three both possessions la's got multiple attempts at the basket the

celtics

are going to have to find a way to rebound the ball as gasals called for a block believe it or not that fisher three was his first of the

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s it was over eight prior to nailing that one...
we've certainly seen him make huge threes during the course of his terrific career but when you're going up against the team that has a lynx advantage over you you've got a gang rebound you've got to have people coming to the ball and the

celtics

in that previous possession didn't have it wallace a very good post-up player so much of his offense comes from the three-point land now but he's very adept down low paul is a guy that was one of the best power forwards in basketball for 10 years first and i like what both teams are doing trying to get the other guys involved offensively you know your stars are going to get it going you want to get a rhythm for the other guys wallace has

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s experience certainly with detroit at 04.05 gaza off balance can't get it to go battling down low to start if you're in a

celtics

you got to understand it's not about garnett and wallace it's about gang rebounding you need five guys dedicated and determined to get into the paint and come up with the view they were crushed on the boards early in game six as wallace backs it in wallace started 13 games during the regular season he's come off the bench in every playoff game he did not have a good regular season in his first year with

boston

but he's had some excellent moments in the playoffs ray allen on brian this is all left open more second chance opportunities are foul and gasol will go to the rebound already the

lakers

dominant on the glass is...
6-1 edge early this is

lakers

just limp and also athleticism but give them credit they're quicker to the basketball if you're dressed in green you got to find a way to get in there put a body on somebody and come up with the rebound if you saw that last replay ray allen as the skirmish was happening in the paint he's hanging out at the top of the key on the free-throw line that's not good enough paul pierce ray allen and rondo are going to have to have good rebounding nights because rasheed wallace is a better defender than he is a rebounder garnett's going up against a guy who's seven foot as well so the perimeter players are gonna have to do their job already with five rebounds as he misses the free throw he had more rebounds in the first quarter than the entire celtic team in game six he's off to another strong start and kobe bryant had a left he knew the importance of the game and of the importance of the rebounding factor as garnett scores on a good feed nice pass from rondo suffolk the first three shots with the field after that visible shooting performance in game six right down to find him right now he's too tall and the length of the

lakers

it was a big point coming into the series right now the

lakers

by one that's good offense by the lake as you can tell that the

celtics

mindset is to try to put one and a half guys on flying early on not allowing him to catch fire wallace will try from outside this time and rondo called for a...
region foul and let's send it over to colors for the first time tonight hey doris hey mike bill jackson was asked about andrew bynum status in the pre-game press conference he said gary veedy and the

lakers

training staff said no more than 10 minutes per half for andrew bynum the only thing that would change that is if he tweaks his knee and it ends up being less minutes but obviously ray allen all over bryant good defense there ball tipped right they're able to come away but lost it picked up by brown hard drives to the basket knocked away more than letting him play early brian tripped up on the loose ball celtic ball got a lot of whistles in the early going oh you can let him play but at some point that's an obvious foul and a guy loses control gets into the seams that's a good no call right there but coming up with the loose ball rasheed wallace grabs the right arm ryan goes down that's a clear foul trying to go against our test pierce didn't have a free throw in game six so unusual rondo inside and gets the banker good ball movement for

boston

putting rondo on the baseline is that pick and roll action so he's not having to take and wallace fumbles a bit but comes up with the board and this transition game so vital bill jackson said that's the number one key for them coming into game seven and the only way you can do that is to get stops clean rebounds like they just did so the rebounding is important to slow down the laker offense but...
also to ignite their fast break off the other part of that is adding to lake is not being committed to running back allowing him to dribble down there now again good defense on bryant double team by pierce has to fire away it's the side of the backboard boy ray allen excellent job there and pierce time to help perfectly well you see the mindset of the selfies they're not allowing bryant to take over this game early on that's just a reckless one-on-one play by brian when help comes you've done your job get rid of the basketball here ron artest on the perimeter give it up and trust him to make a shot definitely the key for their victory defensively this is his shot had a good look suffix has taken just seven shots compared to 15 already for the

lakers

but they've missed 12 of those 15. and getting a number of offensive rebounds the saw nice fake pretty far the seventh footer but she also saw the difference brian took the double team up up garnett allen got rid of the basketball and gasol made the a pledge shot when he first goes out of bounds off the air ball much to the delight of the laker fans it's been so much fun in each arena the celtic fans hate the

lakers

and the laker fans hate the

celtics

a good heated rivalry the best in the game inside aggressive block from behind and a jump ball again the health defense garnett got a piece of it and those two will jump it up as we're already past the midway point of the first talk about being a...
presence garnett rasheed wallace giving up offensive boards but here you see the both the big guys contest the shot not allowing power gasol to get an uncontested land this is game seven it's time to do it or go home oh it's the fifth time that the

celtics

and

lakers

have played in a game seven in the nba

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s is

boston

with the early lead tommy heinsohn one time had 37 points and 23 rebounds that was game seven 1957

celtics

beat the st louis hawks cedric maxwell now doing radio and that great 24-point game against the

lakers

in 84. they shine in game seven gets inside again overall this is the 17th time in nba history that the

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s has gone to a game seven the home team has won 13 of the first 16. our test another offensive rebound had it lost it ryan gets it back tough shot already nine offensive rebounds for the los angeles

lakers

incredible garnett and even though bynum can't move like he used to well certainly with the knee injury just his presence out there jeff makes a huge difference as we have a foul exactly the link is right now overwhelming the

celtics

this even though they lead on the scoreboard as glenn davis kind of gains this won't hold up you continue to get pounded like they're getting pounded on the board you're not going to have a chance and now you take rasheed wallace out one foul on wallace glenn davis who they list is 6-9 not 6-9 now he has to guard by them garnett stays on this all trying again triple t kicks it out...
extra pass to fisher the runner garrett fisher with a couple of pockets and a

lakers

back up by one i'm gonna tell you what's gonna be important for the

lakers

offensively ron artest has got to be ready to catch the basketball and be aggressive because paul pierce is totally ignorant ray allen knocks down the three allen in game two had that nba

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s record with eight threes he regained his stroke after his score in games three four and five shot the ball well in game six martes lost it off the dribble here's where the

celtics

that's when they're at their best force and turnovers but they can't hold on they had possession so the shot clock was reset they saw a huge height advantage on davis he's trying defense there the initial defense by the

celtics

has been outstanding i love the help that pierce has created a lot of good things have happened this entire series for the

celtics

when they've gone in the pick and roll action it's all inside the kobe 5 big pass from the big man and bryant with his first field goal he'd been over four that's bad defense by the selfish also recognize the action on the strong side you've got to be ready to defend one grab chatting defense defense so good the other night miss davis gets inside that's the first layup the big man showing his agility and if he takes that up on the strong side and doesn't use the rim for protection that's a shot blocked by pal gasol great move by davis...
davis had the 18 points in game four that's the game that the

boston

bench won in the fourth quarter ryan draws the foul and he'll get to the line for the first time tonight kevin garnett off to a good start as on the

celtics

well you talk about game seven you talk about trying to take home the jewelry well guess what this is the ticket kevin garnett being a force on the defensive end altering shots and then offensively be ready to be aggressive and attack kevin garnett dominating early and kendrick perkins says that's what i'm talking about i'm here to check espn's presentation of the nba

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s on abc brought to you by grown-ups in theaters june 25th rated pg-13 and the g-series gatorade has evolved it's a great american friday on espn first the united states takes on group leader slovenia in a crucial match as the fifa world cup rolls on then golf's toughest test continues the u.s open entering its second round at pebble beach all day friday on espn here on a thursday night paul appears to sell the captain grew up a stone throw away from the old la fourth and this game and series means so much to him it's a dream come true i mean i thought it was uh you know a dream to win a championship against the

lakers

but now you're talking about a scenario where i have an opportunity to win a championship against the

lakers

where it all started for me as a kid started where i started playing basketball the problem is i dreamt that i was that...
laker hey but the good thing is i'm gonna be on that court and uh you know with the opportunity to raise that trophy even though i was a big laker fan that's that's out the window now i'm trying to celtic green his entire 12-year career and he talks about when he was a kid he hated danny ainge he's played for the

celtics

now the general manager and his boss with the

boston

celtics

free throw was a problem early for la 104 from the free-throw line they're six for 22 from the field but they're only down three because they're rebounding over these first minutes gets the rebound odom played well in game six his best game of the

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s ball played very well was aggressive offensively rebound the basketball and made plays that's when the

lakers

are awfully tough from the law ole miss facilitator the soul drives offensive foul pierce draws the charge after the release and pound assault just picked up his second foul and pierce is doing a great job throughout the game of helping off our test this is well timed our test is going through he reads the penetration steps in great play by pierce that's where there should be some dialogue it's been all quarter long if you're on our test you should go up to cody bryan and console and say he's not playing me i'm going to be in the corner fine paul pierce with his first field goal and i know i beat the drum about this but put paul pearson pick and roll and you will get something good...
right now something's done something good up by five kobe bryant off the mark early as rambo gets the rebound it's part of that gang rebound and you want to keep from well i also think it's the best way for them to get in transition if rondo rebounds it he can push it without the need of an outlet to play here in the first round inside the davis and again big baby able to finish down low it's a seven-point lead see the difference rondo coming off that pick-and-roll not thinking about how he's being played exactly what doctors wants him to do make plays good recovery mono gets whacked on a screen fischer misses here's another rebound quick outlet three on two for

boston

rondo looking gets inside no they wave it off garnett called for a moving screen and for kevin garnett that's his second foul so two key players with two personals and instead of being up i don't think that's a foul on garnett i thought he got away with one earlier on a rondo fast break but that one there he's just running the floor so instead of being up nine now with the depleted depth that they have they have to go right back to rasheed walla meanwhile nate robinson comes in very early for him to give rondo an early rest doc rivers has been concerned about throughout the playoffs with all the responsibilities that rondo has to give him early breathings not doing the fourth quarter so early minutes for robinson and i i'm surprised that they've switched...
pierce onto kobe bryant i thought pierce is doing a great job disrupting the rhythm of the

lakers

by his has played well he stalled

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minute first quarter robinson not paying attention he lost it our test has done an excellent job it is serious and that was a very smart play by pierce initially rasheed wallace came to set the pick and roll but that would have brought lamar odom with him he wanted bynum involved in the pick and roll so he sent rasheed wallace away put bynum who has less lateral quickness into it he turns the corner he finds davis and davis works his way to the free-throw line davis is enjoying every second of this playoff run he was on the team in 2008 when they won the championship but it was a big player and he says himself he he didn't play a huge part in winning he's played a huge part in these playoffs you mentioned game four he's also had other big games in a 23-point game in the opening round against miami when garnett set out because of the suspension and a very good game in the orlando series he's undersized but nobody plays harder and i'm also watching the game within the game joey crawford goes over to doctors and says tell kendrick perkins to calm down i'm not going to take him jumping up and down and talking to me the entire game doctors goes up to kendrick perkins kendrick then stands up during the foul shot says to joey crawford i'm sorry i apologize i'm not going to cost my team an opportunity to be...
wearing the jewel but if you've just possibly torn ligaments you should have free ring if you can jump with a bad knee like that let him jump but that green shirt's got to go is it celtic well he had to wear green no go with the green tie the 13-3 run now for the

boston

celtics

just in a 12-point turnaround shot clock down to four bryant with two players on him buying him right there can't get it to go tucked away again by wallace davis dives on the floor trying to get rid of it and finds nate robinson

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seconds ray allen fakes fires a three rushed it and that will end the first quarter an excellent one for the

boston

celtics

after shooting 33 from the field in game six they light it up to start 59 rondo leading the way with four assists and making things difficult for kobe bryant who is just one of seven from the field first quarter complete here in game seven

celtics

by nine welcome back to los angeles with

boston

coach doc rivers you asked your guys in the pre-game talk to meet agitators evaluate that doctor well that's what we're doing you know we got the guys that hit first and be aggressive you know not foul just be aggressive and physical you know they're still hurting us on the glass so they're doing a little bit of that but other than that we're getting stops and we got a good pace when rajon rondo plays well you guys seem to win evaluate his start he's been great he's been attacking i thought last game he was more...
concerned with getting everybody else off and i think tonight he's attacking the basket dog thanks mike all right doris so the

celtics

win the first quarter whoever's won the first quarter has won all six previous games of these

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playoffs the first quarter winner has won 61 and 18. incredible numbers you talk so much about punch time nice pass inside to wallace and stoner but jeff you've always talked about coming back when you were coaching the importance of that first quarter setting the tone absolutely the first quarter lead as bryant takes i think his second of eight good shots i thought he forced way too many shots in the first quarter and particularly mike taking too many dribbles to get into those bad shots i totally agree with you i don't think i've seen kobe bryant play a worse 12 minutes of basketball than he played in that first quarter davis misses owen the rebound during the rebounding edge he's worked keeping the game close oden blocked by tony allen but a foul show you the versatility of him down at one end being able to take the ball of the length of the floor drawing the foul well this is good basketball he caught the ball two dribbles showed the shot on balance in the paint excellent fundamental work by bryant and the shots he's been shooting prior to that those shots are losing shots you cannot win games shooting those type of shots good adjustment by him to get a better quality look right now the

lakers

they...
just can't shoot as bryant will sit down from the field they're 25 from the free-throw line they're one of five as we said in game six eight points ten rebounds his first double digit rebound in the

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s also had a couple of blocked shots and i like what doc rivers is doing give him short rest to rondo short rest to pierce you cannot win this game as booya chichi's called for a foul on the road giving too much rest to your 4-4 guys should take it out reminder on espn wednesday june 23rd on the nba draft preview show and then on thursday the 24th the

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nba draft at 7 eastern directing the offense well early pierce on the pull-up offensive rebound he's one of the best rebounding point guards in the league all pieces reminds him of jason kipp rondo's jump shot won't go julia checks the rebound george paula goes underneath the screen and roll allowing ronda to shoot he liked the mindset came off aggressive just wasn't able to knock it down if the other

lakers

you continue to play that way farmer steps up can't hit that or test the rebound back up and end another offensive rebound for the

lakers

but as our test is pushing him under a perimeter player has to come in and get that rebound over the top there's no way pierce is going to be able to block out and rebound the ball against our test in that position

lakers

shooting poorly but they have 11 offensive rebounds that's why they're only down by four back in hollywood where...
they are out in force for game seven of the nba

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s at the staples center their

lakers

down by four some nervous fans ryan seacrest city courtside george lopez ellen pompeo dusted off at a huge basketball fan and coach nicholson in his usual spot kobe bryant getting the rest a slow start to say the least two for eight and give the

celtics

credit when he's facing multiple dribbles they're coming with the second defender these are too many dribbles he's got to get into his attack earlier because the more he pounds the more they load the defense up to him and forced very difficult shots his last basket before he went to the bench was his best shot all night catching it tighter to the lane getting into the paint and getting off a quality look and if you realize also right after that play docker has inserted paul pizz back into the ball game because he was doing an outstanding job of playing center field and not allowing bryant to play one-on-one he's trying to find wallace wallace for three too strong uh test the rebound

celtics

just wanted six neither team has shot the three well consistently in these

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s both under 30 percent coming into game seven that's good offense for the

celtics

for good offense rasheed wallace and knock down shooters our tests find them on another offensive rebound falmouth kicks it out it's wide open gets a running start and far more spot play to pick up the foul as we listen to the coaches huddle oh we took too many hard...
tough shots out of here gotta get better shots you do that by making the ball move the ball's got to move we're getting good shots we got to get stops every loose ball we got to get and stay solid and keep pushing that rock keith pushing that rock zach rivers and phil jackson one of the interesting parts of these

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s is there's not a guarantee both will be back next year logan said there's a chance that they won't return wow jackson it's more about his health he says he'll go within a week after the season doctors it's more about spending more time with his kids and his family and he says he'll make a decision soon after doesn't happen very often when the two coaches from the nba

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s teams might not return brian can have double figures assist in this ball game if he wants to until the

celtics

make an adjustment he's got to make the right plays and that's finding two well after that typical first quarter

lakers

have outscored the

celtics

seven nothing here in the first three and a half shot clock down to five tests with an early frenzy they were as loud as we've ever heard the serena the other night barnett trying to save it jack nicholson did not try to pick up the charge in its laker ball oh you can't walk away like that and then give the fake hustle of helping him up very disappointing defense barnett is okay suffolk still haven't scored yet here in the second quarter and it's four they missed their...
minutes seven shots here in the period ryan will trouble the shot clock finds our test ball deflected out and still laker ball eight to shoot both teams playing what you would expect tenacious defense and another offensive rebound for the

lakers

they're getting pounded the selfies are on the boards and a return over farmer wallace got a piece of it and here's the rebound good transition defense there rondo coast to coast and backs it in that was a great rebound by pierce in traffic they need more guys who are going to get traffic rebounds took the

celtics

nearly five minutes to score their first points of the second what a strange game to start shot clock again down to five bryant took a sole back at our chest that's a three three point shooting right now with two teams that combined two for 14. open three but that's the

celtics

best offense pushing the basketball to get a quality look a knockdown shooter just missing another jump the saw misses allen's doing a great job chasing his winning kobe bryant he is and he's gonna have to do both he's gonna have to make shots and defend as he approached and we'll have a timeout they need more transition opportunities you get it by getting a stop and a rebound good rebound by pierce great outlet pass by pierce and good decision by rondo to attack the rim and don't stop until the first offender commits nice play by rondo thanks for watching espn on abc home of the nba

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s in the movie...
grown-ups we have to play ball against our old rivals you know the hottest new rivalry that cavs are magic that's a tough team to stop it when orlando puts it inside and yeah into the big man they're really hard to stop self-explanatory bigger than ever right now it's one to one like his

celtics

the i think that's a mutual respect club those guys are going to be buddies they're going to do a buddy comedy like rush hour back of the staples center midway through the second 25-25 and the best rivalry in nba history certainly the two most successful teams the

lakers

so desperate to get that 16th move within one of the

celtics

for number one all all series long after the first two games of facing powell gasol and making quick moves to even his left arms right going to the cops still laker ball if you're pogba you got to make an adjustment stay close enough where you can contest but this is bad defense a direct line drive to the cup good offense by kg inside can't get it to go one of the main reasons why the

lakers

are getting so many offensive rebounds because they had a lot of opportunities they have missed 30 shots already 11 for 41 27 and down two that's unheard of unbelievable it will haunt you for a long time thinking about how many second opportunities you've given up jeff how much of this is terrific defense and how much of this is these guys unable to make shots i think you have to give credit to the great defense i mean...
it's great defense by both teams but at the same token they're missing some very makable shots what i like is both teams are forcing the lesser offensive players to take the shot and the

celtics

have kept it close where if they can keep it close throughout the game it's going to be more difficult for the guys like artes to feel the confidence to knock it in garnett will sit most likely for the remainder of the second as he picks up his third foul and anytime brian gets the opportunity to play one-on-one does a good job here turning the corner takes it to the body of kevin garnett as opposed to try to out-jump him get to the foul line and try to get some sort of roof ryan missing the first one badly hits the second three of eight from the line meanwhile the

celtics

have only taken two free throws thus far they only took 10 for those the entire game in game six pierce nice pull-up and in game five they didn't get a line much at all either 13 times in game five had it lost it gets it back again that's seven turnovers for

boston

amazing as being here season tickets for

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2011 on sale now go to nba.com backslash tickets reserve your seats the nba more amazing where happens happens here in game seven of the

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s it has been an offensive struggle martest that's good at a three-pointer for ryan artest and i like what he's doing the bottom line is if you're on the floor and they're going to dare you to shoot the basketball then shoot the...
basketball with confidence

lakers

shooting 28 from the field and the game is tied test all nine of his points here in his second period he

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ly came out of his shooting slump in game six brian spinning tough shot won't go again the soul keeps it alive davis comes away with a rebound and allen falls down tripped up by fischer they are fighting two female at some point you have to understand how you're being defended they're giving you these wide open shots and you're our test be ready to lock and load on the weak side with confidence off you don't shoot it you're hurting your basketball team ray allen hasn't missed a free throw in these

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s he's 19 for 19 from the line he's struggling shooting from outside here in game seven one of six we talk about this all the time mark as a player struggling shooting ball even going to the free-throw line and just getting the feel and watching it go in can help your confidence correct well absolutely that's the reason why you would see kobe bryant take it to the body of kevin garnett ray allen getting to the free-throw line watching it go through the rim allows you to become confident and establish a rhythm as you see the difference time and time again throughout the course of the season i think wallace got a piece of it now she follows his defense he's been excellent after they get that initial stop just giving up too many offensive rebounds and they want to isolate paul pitts they want...
to give him the basketball and let him play fischer though knocks it away pierce gets it back and then a foul on fishes and fishers picked up his second foul he does not like the call as the

lakers

are in the penalties so pierce will head to the free-throw line the defensive battle continues what you would expect tough physical play here game seven of the nba

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s

lakers

and

celtics

battling 248 remaining here in the first half

celtics

clinging to a two-point lead espn's presentation of the nba

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s round two of our celebrity watch and we do this because jeff and gunny is a celebrity watcher usher sitting courtside your man t.o hanging out once again and leonardo dicaprio you still have to wonder about your reaction when you saw jennifer garner at breakfast earlier this morning very scary you know what she might have the cutest young kid i've ever seen i would babysit for her tonight after the game i'll tell you what you embarrassed us with your behavior you embarrassed us at waving to the little girl through the...
window are you kidding me she's cute i've actually seen her like grow up through us magazine and people magazine so when i got to see her in real life it's like this is very disconcerting and by the way leonardo dicaprio we should have highlighted his girlfriend instead brought me around the drive bryant pulls up before hitting that and the

celtics

lead cut to two and shannon brown who is the first guardian in game six gets in after a very good performance but late the bench played well in game six for the

lakers

dallas five on the shot clock turns and shoots and banks it in whereas you see how good he wonder why he is so much time out on the perimeter well that's like your own shot clock and energy saver if you're the

celtics

playing big minute he's holding it there for like 15 seconds bryant can't connect rondo the rebound helping out on the boards with his fourth ray allen the drive pierce for free punch it in paul pierce from downtown and it's up it's back up by seven just like that good aggressive play by ray allen making the play for pants with his penetration crowd getting up minute and a half left in the second high elbows we've seen them during the

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s avoid getting a lot of the double technicals letting the guys kind of show their emotion which has been a good thing danny crawford got the official word you see both guys getting tangled up and i like the fact that they understood this coming in p.s and our tests fully...
understood it they talked about having nothing but respect for one another but when they're in between the lines they get after it and get after it hot so pierce gets the personal foul they get the double technicals and again for those who don't watch a lot of nba one technique is not a big deal you get a second one you're automatically ejected pal gasol kobe bryant both shooting the ball very poorly artes his the influence of his offense on this game so far forget his three steals it's his scoring has really kept them afloat 11 points all in the second quarter has that high release makes it very difficult to block odom bodies up on him takes his time off the mark and kyle desal with his 10th rebound here in the first half

celtics

have done an excellent job defensively on kobe bryant not only individually but always a second and third guy going at it martes spinning stripped by ray allen with a foul they might pull it on rasheed wallace that's two on rasheed wallace how does he argue that one oh it's clearly a power i like the patience of the

lakers

offense also recognizing that ray allen was defending ronald test they swing the basketball and give autes a chance coming up at halftime the t-mobile halftime report stuart scott magic johnson michael wilbon john barry will analyze the first half and then discuss kobe bryant's legacy the guys getting ready for his fifth nba championship he was so disappointed that the wave finished obviously in 2008...
at game six destruction in

boston

they had that bus ride back to the hotel where the fans threw rocks through bottles shook the bus it became almost a dangerous situation the

lakers

remember that well we'll look to get a little revenge here tonight as violence fall for a foul

lakers

have been to the penalty for a while a good barometer paul pierce is he rebounding is he getting to the free-throw line that shows how active he is he has six rebounds this will be his third and fourth free throw of the first half i think some of his in-traffic rebounds have really been good but at halftime they're going to have to get the rebounding paint game under control josh powell's going to come in for the

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34 seconds brian scalabrine who was activated with kendrick perkins he checks in his first minutes of the

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s and rasheed wallace did a great job that first half defensively didn't do a great job on the board but overall play his post game his individual defense really good work six points four boards two blocks

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perfect at the free-throw line eight for eight and the lead back up to six maybe full court pressure when you've got a lockdown defender like you gotta let him go on the shot clock and rondo couldn't handle a pass bad outlet from davis although davis yelling around hey you got a run no but rondo's right that should have been a last shot of the quarter remember game two they had the same problem at the end of the quarter poor outlet...
pass led to kobe bryant's three and you talked about scalabrine's lockdown defense making fun but the bottom line is that possession was picture perfect paid attention to the to the the scouting report did not allow lamar to get to his left hand and force them into getting rid of the basketball absolutely he's a very good remember he had a 25 point game against detroit in the playoffs when he was with the nets he's a serviceable player nine seconds remaining shot clock off tony allen who's done an excellent job on bryant with his series margin here ryan the drive kicks it out shannon brown fires it up nope they wave it off would not have counted anyway and that's fitting for the

lakers

a missed shot to end the half as they shoot 26 from the field both bryant and gasol struggling big time shooting the basketball the celtic defense was excellent like her defense not that bad either and paul pierce leading the way with 11 points for the

celtics

he's the doris your defense sensational there particularly on kobe and powell what are you doing well with their two guys well we're just happy helping out when they put the ball on the ground uh limit them from getting into the pain and limit their wide open looks i think we're doing a good job at protecting the paint and getting hands up on the shots ron arches kept them afloat in the second period paul what changes about strategy if he continues well i got to keep him off the offensive boards he got...
a couple offensive boards for layups uh uh one in transition so gotta do a better job at finding him on the shot and his three-point shots paul thank you mike all right doc rivers keeps saying that he's their best scorer he was in the first half as the t-mobile halftime report coming up next with stuart magic john and michael look at the first half and then check in on kobe bryant's legacy game seven of the nba

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s here from the staples center of los angeles one game the winner will become nba champions again halftime

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40.

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34. get into the game you know use your ball fakes use the ball movement the key for us this next 24 minutes is we got to stay aggressive keep attacking all right and every possession is big we can't take one off all right we can't take one up we gotta go get this right half time of game seven of the nba

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s from los angeles and the

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right now with a six-point advantage 24 minutes or perhaps more to come and you see some very ugly offensive numbers especially for the

lakers

shooting 27 you're gonna have a lot of chance for offensive rebounds 15 of them but they still trail by six as we get set for the third quarter and height and everyone a very strange first half the defense they played with such passion they played so hard they made it very difficult for any offensive rhythm and for the

celtics

the key for them is always if they can get things going in terms of the running and transition game was hard to...
do but when they did it was effective it was and the key is they defended well but they didn't rebound the ball well enough but when they did do it they got transition opportunities and this is our windows 7 winning combination you see rondo the high outlet near half court he attacks two blaker bigs are struggling in transition he gets all the way to the rim and then whenever you miss a transition opportunity most times you give up one good outlet by pierce four

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behind the ball good decision by rondo as he pushes it with pace bryant doesn't step over and stop the ball he takes it all the way to the rim and finishes at that early start he played well and while our coors like cold hard look mark for you is about rebounding

celtics

certainly missed kendrick perkins and that's been a big story for them because of the way the

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dominated that offensive glass well absolutely and that's no excuse to be dominated on the offensive boards giving the

lakers

hope in this second half talking about power gasol shooting a wide open jump shot small guys on the perimeter you got to fight to be involved corner jump shot by round our test just rondo the smallest guy in green the only guy in the paint recipe for disaster and then active hands the lymph of the

lakers

dominating one shot two shots three shots four shots five shots they do a great job of pursuing the basketball and it has given them hope and kept them in this ballgame well with 24 minutes to go the nba...
championship still very much up for grabs as we check in with doris firm mike i caught up with laker assistant frank hamilton there was real frustration in their inability to swing the basketball offensively i asked him what

boston

was doing differently defensively he said they're trying to keep kobe on one side of the floor we have reached as a staff all series to swing the basketball if we don't do that we'll be ineffective on the offensive end guys all right doris who jackson said about this game it's a high tension situation nice pass rondo to garnet that first half again we're going to talk about a little bit how much of it is some game seven nerds how much is fatigue these guys are really battling out there well they're competing extremely hard i thought near the end of the half the celtic perimeter players were very tired as our test went to the rim and good second after pierce slapped the first shot and the strength of artists he's got 14 points to lead all scorers and it's been in the paint where he's done his work i know you see right in that band-aid he got four stitches in game six and he took a shot from our test on a drive to the basket and kobe bryant count it out and all they're gonna say before the shot the foul is on brian garnett felt the contact and wisely threw it up in the basket banked it in but they will not call continuation i like what rondo's doing calls kevin garnett at half court certainly not in the...
act of shooting it says settle down don't worry about it stay the course let's run out sets and we'll get something good again it's just the first foul on brian from the field foul on the pass rajon rondo picks up his second right now foul problems is only one player who has three that's kevin garnett of course that means a lot for the

celtics

without kendrick perkins out with a knee injury suffered in the first quarter of game six and garnett talking a lot emotionally about kendrick perkins remember it was garnett last year when he missed the playoffs with that knee injury he knows what it's like to sit and watch how difficult that is perkins very popular player on the team a significant loss for the

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bryant long three garnett tips it appears i thought that was a very tentative move by powell mason wasn't trying to make a play nice pass inside garnett gets it to go nice la pass in and the

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back up by eight rondo is playing outstanding basketball tonight you cannot front if there's no ball pressure there's no need to front of your gasol good on point pass by rondo but a bad decision by gasalt after that last miss he's three for 15 from reveal and this equals the largest lead for the

boston

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you can count on one hand how many good looks he's had all night give credit to the celtic defense and also to bryant for being impatient brian shot short with another miss and another offensive rebound artest gets back...
for three comes up again rasheed wallace giving doc rivers some excellent minutes in place of the injury kendrick tough shot for rondo and gets it to go and the first double figure lead causes phil jackson a call timeout rajon rondo eight points six assists four rebounds and the

celtics

with the largest lead of the night good job by rondo not trying to be a scorer but being a facilitator the ultimate maestro one trip making plays for others another trip making it for himself espn's presentation of the nba

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s on abc brought to you by new york life the company you keep aerial coverage provided by metlife see how metlife can provide the coverage you need visit metlife.com today back at staples center for game seven this has been an unpredictable series and certainly who would have predicted kobe bryant having these kind of struggles tonight well again give credit to ray allen and the

celtics

coming with some double teams contesting shots forcing him to take multiple dribbles these are impossible shots right here now this is a little bit better look but still a three ray allen does a good job contesting and then a long two which ray allen contested and he has been so efficient through six games i'm absolutely shocked he struggled as much as he had he is rebounding but he's got to find a way to get better quality shots when you think about it 1994 in the

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s john stocks of the new york knicks shot two for 18. tonight kobe bryant three for 16. i thought...
stocks had quality looks ryan is awesome taking bad rasheed wallace another rebound six boards for wallace man had not started at all in the playoffs started 13 times during the regular season coming up big and i think if you're brian the mentality should be make plays for others i'll put the ball on the floor and force the issue find a way to get to the free throws offensive foul on our test it appears scott poster who's ready to call a block but danny crawford says a charge and that's two on our test and it's only the fourth turnover for the

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with their poor shooting that's helping keeping them in the game i'll tell you what former houston rocket coach rudy tom janovich said never underestimate the heart of a champion give credit to this celtic team who would have thought that they'd still be hanging around with a chance to win it all sort of a big man and finding a way to grind it out this is the way they've won all season a season that had many doubts coming into the playoffs but they have been the grittiest team in the nba no question about that shot clock down to four tough shot rondo the offensive rebound goes back up and banks it in trajon terrific play and it's a 13 point lead anxious crowd now is by draws the foul

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now on a 7-0 run the offensive rebound by rondo wanting it more than anybody else and then staying aggressive gets the land over the contested hand of fishing and i like what brian did on the other...
end put his head down and made a play try to get something going offensive tony allen is going to come in as paul pierce grabbing his right shoulder but a good sign there's no trainer near him it's not a good sign for the

celtics

if he's on the bench i don't care if the trainers come or not because right now the trainer's coming yeah gets there around another rebound he's sixth seven of 14 from the free-throw line terrible free-throw shooting they have struggled shooting a basketball in every which way stolen by fischer timeout

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right now up by 12 but bull pierce on the bench and premising a bit as he grabbed his shoulder after display some discomfort for the captain the nba season ends tonight with game seven of the

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s but a busy offseason and you can catch it on espn the

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nba draft preview show wednesday june 23rd at 10 eastern and then thursday coverage begins at 7 eastern the

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nba draft on espn and my partner mark jackson will not be at either because of his son mark action jackson ii graduating from taft high school well deserved i'm an extremely proud dad you should be ryan nails that one a real struggle for brian a ten point game still early here in the third never gives up on the play and a good sign for the

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pierce back in tony allen will sit rondo meanwhile he's played all but 70 seconds ryan allen's played most of the way kobe bryant on our test same thing for the nice spin

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using the...
left hand so impressive a man that size with such skill with the basketball much better offense the last couple of trips for the

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fisher a two-pointer good soft touch for the veterans talk so much about kobe bryant trying to win that fifth championship ring fisher right there with him and to co-sign what mark said they're moving fisher off baseline screens now which makes it a little bit better people movement and that's how they've got the gasal postcard rondo brian guarding people guarding ray allen again clockwinding down rondo to the basket too strong odom leading the break our test drives inside banker all over right there for the foul and the

celtics

need a timeout yet another offensive rebound for the

lakers

sometimes you just got to find a way to get back into the ball game pushing the ball off of a stop the mall oldham outstanding job following in the contest how about derek fisher coming off the down screen lock and load knocks down the jump shot

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18 offensive rebounds we have ourselves a game seven last year the nba and the ncaa formed ihoops a joint initiative to support the growth and development of youth basketball this season plenty of nba stars including how to desal derek fisher dwight howard all doing their part to encourage and inspire the kids by hosting clinics during which they taught basketball fundamentals and emphasize the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship wayne wade and his friends to learn more visit ihoops.com the...
nba where caring happens five and a half remaining here in the third round three of our select watch they are out in force jeremy pivot christina aguilera sang the national anthem second straight game andy garcia greg kinnear frequently here laura dern and courtney cox arquette with some good courtside seats and they are watching a physical hard-fought battle not the prettiest of games but the defense has taken care of that any defensive coach would be proud of the effort of these two clubs here in the game seven ray allen can't go wallace the rebound since that game too ray allen has just been a struggle with his shooting he's got a little bit of james sits but it's back to struggles with the steal his gets it back pierce kicks it out wallace for three wow he thought he got hit ryan threw it behind there's rondo and our tests back defensively pierce for three that's good paul pissed from downtown and the lead back up to nine but lamar oda trotted back that would have been his play but he was frustrated by the turnover at one end which hurt him at the defensive end the three-point shooting has been poor and

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get a big one there with four and a half to play in the third as he comes up the floor he's been battling a bad back ever since the conference

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series against orlando this just in by now is not the time to grip has it up top against our test here's falling another away for kobe black that's ten points for bryan he's...
just four of 19 from the field old for five from downtown his team down nine autumn to the basket ready more from the lower and offensively i don't think the

celtics

should just rely on pierce isolation put him again in the pick and roll make him guard more than one option single coverage in a post flawless nice bank shot he does it again wallace has four field goals all of them good low post shots and all game long on the block he's been extremely patient and brian able to put it in good offense by bryant that time not settling but i believe if you're on the mall you have to shoot that basketball wide open shot you have to step in with confidence coverage now shooting that's all just eight points for 10 rebounds and a good defensive play here garnett had been hurting him with the face up had scored on the play before gasal hits him on the hand hand part of the ball good block shot by gasal and now he's worked his way into the free-throw line saul was tremendous in game six he led the team in rebounding and assists in blocks kobe bryant said he was sensational this series means a lot to gasol we've talked about it back in 2008 and the

celtics

beat the los angeles

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in six games to win the championship barnett dominated his matchup against the soul said physically he knew he wasn't ready for that he's worked on it as fisher's gonna go back to the locker room the soul got stronger helpless conditioning and he's now one of the...
premier players in the world as he hits the free throw let's take a look at this play this could be where fisher hurt himself we'll get word we'll pass on info soon as we get work back-to-back free throws to go five-point game with two and a half to play here in the third spinning wild shot way off the mark another rebound for brian bryant the drive knocked away by ray allen here goes rondo brown gets back rambo stripped the foul how about ray allen's defense once again on kobe bryant leading to that play as brown picks up but personal you know great defense by allen but also health defense you see glenn davis there stopping the penetration in an active hands and rondo going coast to coast shannon brown with the foul rondo going to the line and look at the numbers from the free-throw line as he puts that one that was perfect four for 17 from the line he's always struggled but not to this extent crowd reacting to a replay of that brown foul on the big street i think they disagree rondo misses baby davis with the offensive board taken away wrestled right out of his hands from ron artest two minutes left in the third pocket seven all chess looking and he stepped out of bounds this is one of the most poorly played games you'll ever see from an offensive standpoint and one of the hardest competing defenses at both ends that you'll ever see such physical defense right from the start the shooting numbers 32 for the

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43 for the

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and whoever...
wins isn't ever going to worry about how it's judged it'll just be a championship but the losing team will have tough nights sleeping realizing the mistakes that they've missed in and out halfway down allen 14th foul against the

celtics

lake bruce will take it out first style on davis douglas calls a set for ray allen a floppy down set where he comes off the screen this is a great look offensively you have a shooter curling not able to knock down the when you shot kobe bryant 5-20 ray allen one for nine unexpected numbers for great scores johnny brown gets it in won't go tip gets it back and pumps it up and a big bucket for the

lakers

that cut it to four derrick fisher about to come back on the floor too much ice off here in the

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davis holds his way inside the pudding finish and power gasol on his 12th rebound a little too much dribbling davis played him well brian comes back up top our test for three garnett take it away by brown but it's going to be set to fall with 27.4 remaining in the third oh a good offense by bryant that time not trying to do too much getting rana tessa wide open look artest just not able to knock it down scalabrine comes in kevin garnett getting a little rest to end the third then with the break between the quarters so a little longer time to get himself ready for the fourth because they're not going to be able to afford to have him out much in the fourth good good substitution by doc rivers

lakers

have a foul to...
give here there's about a two and a half second difference between the game clock and shotgun you're powerful you've got to realize you're defending a shooting scalabringo rondo looking calebrane is going to have to put it up makes the drive goes flips it up no 24-second violation is not happy and now the

lakers

will have 3.4 to get off the shot plenty of time quick substitution tony allen will come in for ray allen farm our brown orchestra saul out on the floor otamel inbound going glenn davis defending pal gasol that should be a direct pass to powell paul deflected and goes out of bounds with 1.2 remaining good play from tony allen so now the

celtics

get back with 1.2 left ray allen will come back in scalabrine sits rondo heats it up at the end of the quarter and that will lay in the third period game seven of the nba

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s uh hard fought physical defensive battles the two most storied and successful franchises in nba history trying to get another title this one up for grabs as we head to the fourth this presentation of the nba

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s will continue after this message and a word from our abc stations welcome back to los angeles with phil jackson phil two hard playing defenses but why such a struggle offensively i just think you know we're talking to kobe trying to do too much off the dribble he's got to do more with a live ball off ball thank you coach mike all right doris he's five of 20 from the field mark and you say what is he talking...
about well he's dribbling to basketball they're able to keep an eye on him double team and then active hands trying to do too much here double team tries to go the other way double team they're forcing other guys to take and make shots and living with the results that's a quality possession ron artest just missed it brian struggling all game long 5 for 20. i played this league for a long time i've played with some great players i'm betting on greatness great guys have a way of understanding i'm struggling but it's just a matter of time he'll start the fourth quarter on the bench fourth quarter game seven nba

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s a four-point game 12 minutes to determine a champion unless of course we get overtime before the commissioner cancels the game gasol take baby hit him it's a two-point game and i like the substitution by phil jackson getting kobe bryant out of the game and getting other guys involved so pal gasol now gets a catch and he's able to take advantage of his mismatch on the offensive end if you're jackson you're hoping ryan slows it down and sees how he could be effective on the floor another missed free throw

lakers

nine of 17 from the line here swanson right up last touch by wallace i'm gonna tell you what ronald test has been outstanding in game seven on both ends of the floor flat out a stud tonight tonight and that's why to me you have to put pierce into more one-on-one i mean more pick and roll...
situations instead of one-on-one because he's not getting anything good on his isolation that just makes the drive davis knocks it away which gets it back can't get it to go and a loose ball foul paul against the

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the soul had it in his grasp and got whacked big baby picks up another personal that's three on in yeah pierce looked like he was going to get a breather our test will come out and get a rest as kobe bryant quickly comes back and our test actually looked over at phil jackson and asked for this blow needed a quick breather and you don't mind as a coach you're giving me everything you have on both ends of the floor i'll give you a breather he's played all but 90 seconds in the game on the pull-up in and out and davis the rebound but that was a good shot that was well balanced mid-range jump shot the shooting struggles continue for kobe bryant you see the number five for 21. he's guarding ray allen now far mars on rondo and balon on the entry pass team's first his second garnett back in and our test also returns because they didn't want it looked like pierce was coming out when ray allen checked it he stayed in so when our test came out they didn't want to have pierce on the floor without our test being on the floor rasheed wallace sits 14 to shoot into the hands of rondo he's out of solid game he's trying to draw the foul won't go rondo tips it back they can go on the backboard and grab that on the...
deflection something shooting down to 41 percent

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at 31 deflected by farmer artist picks it up our test to the basket knocked out of bounds still laid for ball as garnet goes crashing into the photographers along the baseline that wasn't a foul is that a foul no he didn't call it the artistic seem to argue so the

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inbound that's a fact i give artists a lot of credit for not arguing trying to odin for three and it's tipped back out lost allen picks it up allen on the drive blocking foul on kobe bryant and that will be his third but on the contact ray allen should have got that ball up in the air and shot free throws really looked like an offensive foul without looking at the replay allen throws his shoulder down no question about it that's not a foul to me that's an offensive player well it's close he's moving in a little bit at the end like that i think that's a block i think that's a good call that means i'm right anytime you say something that's a good point omar pumping out mondo kicks it inside to davis lost it gets it back shot clock winding down rondo looking for an opening feeds it inside garnett one goal and power to sell with his 14th rebound of the night and the danger of yoda

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you have an opportunity to create some space create a gap and you're allowing the

lakers

to hang around barbar shut off nicely by rondo try again pass inside deflected by davis big baby with good hands again over the top...
to garnett banks it in but again if you're going to back off of rondo you cannot front the post it's too easy offense for the

boston

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and phil jackson calls time out rondo with his eighth assist and garnett 15 points

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's lead back up to four you're right farmers backed off gasol for the second time tonight running too easy of a pass good catch by garnett he's one of the few who's shooting well espn's presentation of the nba

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s on abc brought to you by budweiser with full flavor and a crisp clean finish it's what we do it's a great american friday on espn first the united states takes on slovenia and a crucial match as the fifa world cup rolls on then golf's toughest test continues u.s open entering its second round at pebble beach all day friday on espn the nba season coming to an end tonight game seven of the

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by four let's listen to enoch river's huddle if you want this go get it all right go get it go get it keep pushing the ball up the floor it's a celtic team that came into the playoffs there were not many people except from that celtic locker room who thought they do damage in the playoffs but in the second round they beat cleveland best record third round orlando's second best record now trying to knock off the yellow

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for another title ryan draws the foul and it should be three free throws as ray allen got caught let's see what the call is...
from the two crawfords they're going to look at the replay and see if the foot was beyond the line and clearly a three-point attempt but he can't see it but he never moved his feet again after he's elevated yeah so he'll get three free throws with 8 46 for manning he's even missed a couple of free throws tonight and what has been a very difficult shooting game for kobe bryant and i think this review actually helps the

boston

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the reason why is because docker has made a gutsy gutsy play in taking rondo out of the ball game referees say yes brian will get three shots but taking rondo out of the ball game putting in nate robinson something that's a tough call as a coach but what that time did it allowed ronda to get extra rest so you don't have to keep him out as long as you would would have intended to hey robinson acquired from the knicks in mid-season has helped to win two big playoff games game six against orlando and that unbelievable bench performance in game four of the

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s and ronda will get a breathing and remember mike he started game two here in the fourth quarter after sitting the entire first three quarters and scored seven important points doc rivers i give him credit he has big guts we've put some faith into the littlest guy on the floor whose bench has come through for him a number of times robinson pace in point and then rasheed wallace tonight moved from the bench to the starting lineup by the way wallace they were...
working on his hamstring was tight it wasn't his back that he was grimacing about before lawrence burke telling us it's all three one-point games you know now doctor was about to sir tony allen to the ball game awfully awfully gut gutsy calls inserting these guys when it matters most what is all on the line picks it up good health defense ray allen on the drive to floater shots good maybe his toughest attempt for the night and it goes in he was one for nine before knocking that down and again that's great defense by the

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that's outstanding defense and allen hits a tough run ryan double tt begin to get it out of his hands our test one dribble too strong davis rips down the rebound what he just did was a great defensive play he doubled bryant rotated back got inside and then blocked out the longer odor he's got nine rebounds in 19 minutes off the bench robinson for the basket high off the glass won't go last touch by robinson and it's liquor ball with 7 45 remaining and last possession two for the lake is offensive jorano tests forget about taking that dribble take the first shot when you're open and let's not underestimate if fischer can't get back in this game his value is not being on the court having a terrific game now with 16 points moving without the basketball recognizing that paul pierce is a designated center fielder our test goes away and then gets into the paint area great unselfish play by vessel tiger this crowd...
in a frenzy many on their feet here at the staples center and with that rondo and wallace come in big baby davis will sit down terrific job for the davis as ray allen will shoot too good misdirection play giving it to robinson on a handoff and then good use of the screen by ray allen unquestioned for the fact gold foul on kobe bryant that's his first miss of the

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s he was 21-21 still so much time remaining who knows how hard his heart is beating right now oh you're a knockdown shooter calmly is the correct word now the soul to the basket blocked underneath or scrambled and it's going to be laker ball with six left to shoot they have let them play right from the start of this game there's been a lot of contact down low and pierce a little slow to get up oh yeah that looks like a good block that's a good job of blocking the basketball without initially it looked like a lot of contact but that's a good job by wallace and kg help that's not good officially that's great officiating because if you see his body most people would have instinctively just called it foul

lakers

have just six to shoot good ball denial from ray allen they can't get it to kobe bryant shot clock at three odom the importance of rebounding the basketball so not only do you commit the foul but you're in the penalty so pal gasol going to the line is that the penalty that's the 15th foul on the

celtics

and another missed free throw they've missed nine free...
throws 13 for 22. fisher back in for l.a and davis is going to come in for wallace after his fifth left again with all these missed free throws you have to make sure you're disciplined in your free throw rebound players on the lane can win on the release this is another the soul was played so well has missed five of seven from the line one point and he'll go back to the free-throw line derek fisher picks up his third personal but because the way that kevin garnett is facing and taking advantage of the power to seoul match-up the

lakers

forced to double team garnett he's a willing passer puts ray allen in position to create that contact and go to line that's excellent offense and great patience by gone allen was one for two again one of the best pre-code shooters in the history of the nba but he has struggled shooting the basketball tonight just two of ten from the field the lake has allowed garnett to play one-on-one all series long but when it matters most they're getting the ball out of his hands so lamar comes on the weak side garnett delivers the pass on point to ray allen derrick fisher running at him doesn't settle and gets too freezing two pressure shots there from allen lee back to three just under six and a half remaining in the nba season tie again derrick fisher does it again in the postseason in a big moment rondo flips against the

celtics

they're in the penalty so bryant will go to the line and we'll have a timeout brother and...
he's an excellent passer off the dribble rondo gives some help that's an excellent closeout and a big time shot 5 56 remaining fourth quarter game seven of the nba

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s the nba championship hanging in the balance here at the staples center thanks for watching espn on abc home of the nba

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s everybody i want everybody to stay aggressive i don't want any hero basketball trust each other everybody stay aggressive all right movement movement movement movement movement kobe bryant with a 5 for 21 performance but he's getting up for the most important time and as the

lakers

have tied it up some nights flattest night not feeling well well the pips got to hold it down lamar odom offensively making a play pal gasol doing what he does best on the block ron ortez moving without the basketball big-time three-point play and also solid d and derek fisher oh reliable knocking down another big shot and brian says thank you guys for giving me a chance and keeping me alive in game seven and now bryant will go to the line to give the

lakers

their first lead since midway through the second they've trailed by as many as 13. that was in the third quarter and slowly chipped away at the lead right now 7-10 tomorrow this might go down as one of the lowest scoring

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s games in nba history but it has been from a defensive standpoint just so tough so physical and you got to give credit to bryant struggling all game long this has been a bad game for him offensively but the...
guy has 12 big rebounds he's doing his job defensively and on the board their first lead of the second half

lakers

by two just past the midway point fourth quarter of game seven good help from both defenses just playing so hard ray allen way off the mark another rebound for kobe bryant i thought that's great by the mall rotating to the body of garnett forcing him to get rid of the basketball now where the

celtics

gonna find offense right now on the pull-up punch four-point laker lead their largest of the game timeout

boston

great play is believed brian's saying i'mma roll these dice and i bet not crap out knocks down a big time jumper and the bench enjoying

lakers

celtics

in the

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s game seven 1962 bill russell 30 points 40 rebounds they won in overtime for their fifth title in six years then in 66 he had a broken bone in his foot russell still had 32 rebounds red auerbach won his eighth straight title his last game as coach in 69 jerry west 42 points at triple double he was the

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s mvp but don nelson's late shot the difference and the

celtics

beat the

lakers

again in a game seven then in 84 larry bird the

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s mvp but cornbread maxwell at 24 points eight rebounds eight assists

celtics

four for four in game sevens against the los angeles

lakers

and now the

lakers

with a four-point lead it's been a 17-point turnaround here in the second half but still plenty of time remaining ray allen driving back in pierce puts it up shot won't go yet...
another rebound 14 boys for kobe bryant something's really struggling to score with seven points here in this trying to draw the foul and he got it a late whistle but kevin garnett called for the personal next form and pal back to the line just two of seven from the free-throw line free throws so huge right now see garnett tried to pull back but couldn't that's a foul a poor offensive sequence by the

lakers

as gasal knocks it in and bryant was into multiple dribbles and garnett made a mistake jeff what are the suspects need to do here offensively we need larry bird right now do they need some offense and i don't know where they're going to create it the

lakers

are playing great defense rasheed wallace is open he's gonna have to be ready made a good play on an extra pass the piers they need something a 9-0 run for the

lakers

comes down with another rebound 15th of the game coming up on four minutes remaining ryan pulls up and won't go garnett the rebound this is what they need to push in transition if you see all five

lakers

back that cuts into four but a good play by rondo getting floppy action so he has options with allen coming off one side and pierce the other make the right decision here's his first points here in the fourth quarter brian back in his hands again ryan gets to the rim blocked and you can tell bryant is sensing the finish line mine made up ps good job coming from the weak side certainly some contact not allowing bryant...
to get all the way to the cup and a mistake by ray allen all his help was to his left that's the way they've tried to influence him all series and he was he allowed bryant to rip it through and get to his right hand what a roller coaster ride these

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s have been

lakers

taking game one

celtics

coming back and winning a game two here at the staples center and then going in winning game three and going up two to one and then the

boston

bench tied it in game four

celtics

winning back to back to take a 3-2 lead as they head back to los angeles and the

lakers

with that terrific performance in game six and what a turnaround here in game seven right one for two five point game and i tell you what this is the best i've ever seen in the

lakers

defense i mean both defenses have been amazing here tonight pass inside the garnett carnet throws it down three-point game with three to play

celtics

and the

lakers

for the nba championship condo that's five on garnett this is exactly what you talked about trusting each other making the right play rasheed wallace high hands by garnett doesn't try to make the home run play but an on-point pass and garnett finishing at the rim an offensive for the

lakers

i like what brian did take the double team and make the right play the writers will be 14 and 15 free throw attempts of the period and again when they double bryant they've got to jam the lane and make the ball go to odom or our test and make them make a ranged shot...
you can't just give up free throws assault 16 points 15 rebounds four assists and a blocked shot

lakers

by five ray allen trying to find some room against terrific laker defense now in the drive inside to wallace wallace won't go the sole rebound knocked away but picked up by our chest move under two and a half

lakers

have outscored the

celtics

20 to 11 here in the fourth four fouls on pierce it's a poor foul and again the

celtics

are going to look back and say we didn't even make them make shots we just put him at the line the whole fourth quarter half their points coming from the line here in the period misses again 220 remaining and if i'm doc rivers i'm thinking about putting going small to create some mismatch or more quickness where we can drive the ball because right now we have no chance of getting off quality shots both teams have multiple timeouts remaining he does the right thing puts the ball in the hands of paul pass you expect to see a pick and roll where he's going to make a play and there's a foul that's exactly what the

lakers

do not want and send off to the free-throw line and not a smart play by ron ortez especially because you're switching pick and roll so your job is to just keep a body on them and then hand them off to the guy defending the streamer this is a bad foul by ronald test once again coach what you talked about giving up three points here she's perfect from the line just two points in the fourth...
quarter he's an excellent free-throw shooter that makes it a five-point game again both teams multiple timeouts left rolls around and drops in and it's a four-point game this returns to the cross rondo on him ray allen's on kobe bryant in and out and pierced the rebound under two minutes remaining three double team in rotation by the thumbnails here's the drive gets to the rim block from behind wallace tries to save it but he's out of bounds laker ball with 146 remaining a number of players crashing into the stands wallace a good effort but he couldn't control it against laker ball exactly what you want though we talked about ps getting into the scenes but great health defense by powell and great hustle by wallace trying to save the basketball inbounds sacrificing his body clearly out of bounds

lakers

get possession gasol's second block of the game that's in spins take shot let's go got it powell gasol isolation one-on-one rasheed wallace the pump fake fundamentally sound lays it in big time move at a big time moment

celtics

down by six with a minute and a half left to go in game seven it's a great american friday on espn first united states and slovenia and a fifa world cup as it rolls on and then golf's toughest test u.s open second round at pebble beach all day friday on espn as we welcome you back game seven of the nba

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s from the staples center in los angeles tonight's aerial footage provided by metlife metlife can...
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celtics

up by six after gasol with a difficult tough shot that was very close to traveling on this play as you see the timeouts remaining you can't come back down and land before you shoot there gasol has landed the ball still in his hands that's a much tougher call when it's going full speed than on slow-mo rondo still plenty of time remaining here's looking for an opening puts up the three it's good wallace from downtown and it's a three-point game doctrine is so good at designing plays out of timeout great patience by pierce allowing the play to develop but steve wallace has made some huge plays tonight coming up on a minute remaining brian our test up to drive trying to knock it away three consecutive three-pointers here in the

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90 seconds and why aren't they matched up why is rondo on lamar odom and powell to slow brian exactly what you talked about because of the not matching up rondo's forced to defend pal gasol and he gets the offensive ball and he has no chance to rebound with the length of the salt and they had plenty of opportunity that's just that balance rasheed wallace his sixth so he is out and now kobe bryant will shoot two is the

lakers

holding on to this three-point lead 25.7 remaining oh rasheed wallace fouling out the game here's a guy all game long all season long telling his coach...
in the celtic organization i'm gonna be ready when it matters most he certainly responded give him credit outstanding postseason for watch bryant six of seven from the free-throw line here in this fourth quarter

lakers

with 23 offensive rebounds

celtics

still with two timeouts remaining either team of the foul to give some big shots down the stretch how about our chest with his second three-pointer and how about the trust ryan makes the play instead of trying to go for the home run takes the double team and gets the ball to our test and he does the rest and you've got to be happy for ron artest sit down at his highs and lows during the course of the regular season and even in the playoffs but he's come up with some huge performances first remember in the conference

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s against phoenix he had that tip in the follow to win game five then had 25 points in game six his terrific defense on paul pierce has been a big part for these nba

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s all right now 81-76 still 25.7 remaining it's certainly not over for the

boston

celtics

but they're going to need some very quick buckets jeff correct well exactly and again you've got to give a very good look to a quick two or if the three opens up you got to knock it in but you've got you can't waste a lot of time getting into what you're doing meanwhile for the

lakers

again they were down 13 in the third quarter struggling offensively all game long kobe bryant struggling to shoot in the basketball but...
all of a sudden other different guys stepping up and making huge plays well they found a way to get it done on the defensive end until their offense came alive give them credit when they needed stops most they got it done and to me it was all about getting into the penalty early they lived in the penalty they lived on the line and that's how they were able to overcome the deficit allen barnett rondo nate robinson robinson a very good three-point shooter watch frequently on these plays the guy who inbounds the pass gets it back robinson though as cole hasn't played in a while allen fires a three short rebound loss picked up by hondo rondo puts up a three puts it in rondo from downtown a two-point game with 16.2 remaining they have to foul condo reaching and there's the foul do they say it's just laker ball they're saying

lakers

ball out of bounds off of ronda yep so now the

lakers

will call timeout 81-79 an unlikely three-pointer for rajon rondo his first attempt from downtown in the game and it keeps the

celtics

hopes alive and the effort of rondo to come up with the ball give credit to the

celtics

this team has no quit in them finding a way to still grind it out and give themselves a chance rondo chasing down the loose ball knocks down the three it's been like that all season for the

celtics

and then here in the playoffs but they're still down too by jeff obviously to try and steal the inbounds how long do you wait and try a couple of passes...
before you foul do you foul right away i'm gonna foul right away what you really need is time on the clock and the officials right now are reviewing who the ball went out off of and clearly to me that's rondo but you don't have time to waste right here yep joe crawford had a perfect look at it as rondo deflected it rondo the nba steals leader trying to come up with the biggest steal of his life so it knocked it out of bounds and now of course getting the ball inbounds is huge off the timeout they advance the ball to the front court and they can throw it in the backboard and if you go to

celtics

dictate who catches the basketball by over playing brian fisher make a bad free-throw shooter go to the line or increase your percentages by falling and i'm surprised

boston

didn't put a bigger man on the ball they have nate robinson playing in a center field position right here odom looking finds voyages and muya richards's only play five minutes hasn't been to the free-throw line he's an excellent free-throw shooter for his career at 88 but here in these

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s he's only been to the line four total times it shows you the confidence that phil jackson has in him has him in the ball game understanding the ball will find him and he believes that he's an outstanding free throw shooter and the time won't change huge free throws here having to step up not playing much in a pressure situation nba

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s game seven will you check the 25 year old...
from slovenia with a chance to make it a four-point game oh clutch free throws from sasha chich and zach rivers calls his

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timeout

lakers

by four with 11.7 just inserted into the game again i don't know if he was calm but he looked it at the free-throw line two perfect free throws and kobe bryant ever so closer to a fifth championship all right key here now

boston

out of timeouts they obviously have to score as soon as they can whether it's a three or two right mark it's got to be quick and you can't fall in love with the three-point line at t.i deal if you get a three-point shot but you have to score quick and then you can't you got to foul whoever catches the basketball the time the clock is not your friend so it's important to score quick and then foul immediately looking to steal off so well because you have no more timeouts up so you really have to make sure you get the ball in right here robinson allen pierce garnett and rondo rondo will inbound 11.7 seconds remaining in a four-point game nba championship coming down to the

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seconds build them all the playing inbounds passing you should recognize where the shooters are coming off rondo looking repeat back to that titles the la

lakers

the

2010

nba champions yes oh such a motion on the floor here at the staples center as the

lakers

win their 16th title and this has to be one of the sweeter ones as they defeat the

celtics

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ly in a game seven and are now just one title behind...

boston

for the most nba championships what a hard fought physical game seven this was had to come back from 13 down in the second half how the soul the emotions flowing as he wins his second straight championship and they're truly great fashion not offensively but they won this title defensively to seal the deal we talk about paying attention to detail forcing rondo into a tough one and then securing the basketball getting it ahead smart move by lamar to

lakers

finding themselves 2009

2010

champs and brian loving the feeling of being a five-time champion and first to win the back to since bryant and

lakers

doing it in 2001 and o2 and he had a game six for 24. couldn't find the basket but had 15 rebounds and that's plenty of help and one man in his first year of the

lakers

stepped up and had a huge game seven with 20 points as ron artest he's with doris well he's an abject joy over his first title and ron on a night where kobe bryant his best attribute for most of the night was rebounding what kind of satisfaction do you and how take that you were able to support him tonight well first of all i want to thank everybody in my hood i think the worldwide warriors worked by my wife kim my family my kids everybody i definitely want to thank my doctor dr sandy my um my psychiatrist she really helped me relax a lot thank you so much it's so difficult to play all this there's so much commotion going on in the playoffs because she helped me relax i thank you...
so much ron you're right i'm not down on that three yes that was a huge shot you're late three yes no question oh ron again am i single coming out now talking to me i got a single champion i got a song called champion last june i'm gonna let him go guys and the sequel is coming out i'm sorry thank you so much all right doris boy ron artest has made the most of his second chance he's worked so hard personally and professionally to overcome his past and some issues as he referred to there hit the huge three he is not the perfect player he's not the perfect person but anybody who knows him well will swear by his loyalty and what a big heart he has and he's come all the way from that palace brawl in auburn hills to nba championship with the los angeles

lakers

and in the biggest moment in the biggest game of his career he puts up 20 points and plays spectacular defense as well and derek fisher joining kobe bryant with his fifth championship we've got plenty more to come here from the staples center and as these

lakers

win back-to-back titles and they get to do it on their home floor in front of an adoring crowd

lakers

win with

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titles they beat the

celtics

in game seven los angeles

lakers

nba champions once again mal gasol three straight

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s two titles since he's been here in los angeles and letting it all hang out phil jackson and derek fisher their fifth championship together will jackson be back that'll be decided in a...
couple of weeks and kobe bryant getting congratulations from the greatest champion in nba history bill russell bryant now will get his fifth ring right now let's send it to pa announcer lawrence tanner ladies and gentlemen at this time direct your attention to center court for the presentation of the larry o'brien trophy and the

2010

bill russell nba

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s mvp award please welcome abc's stuart scott thank you very much here to present the larry o'brien trophy to the los angeles

lakers

is nba commissioner david stern thank you

lakers

and

celtics

for another classic there have been five seven game

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s between these two great teams in a record 12 nba

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s between them thank you for the dedication the passion the intensity and the teamwork the

celtics

were a worthy eastern conference champion yes they were but the night belongs to the

2010

nba champion los angeles

lakers

congratulations to dr bus and the entire bus family to magic johnson and mitch kupchak and the entire laker organization to phil jackson and his coaching staff and of course to these wonderful wonderful and talented los angeles

lakers

congratulations to the fans for the the now repeat la

lakers

2010

nba champions let's bring in the greatest laker of them all my colleague at abc and part owner of the

lakers

magic johnson magic last year dr jerry buss's son joey told me standing in this podium he said now that we won we need two to meet

boston

meeting

boston

17 championships now...
you're one away what does it mean to beat the team that you're chasing all time well first of all let me congratulate the greatest owner in the world and dr jerry buss and the bus family then i would also like to congratulate the back-to-back champions of los angeles

lakers

unbelievable i want to say to the greatest coach in the world phil jackson and and we do have the greatest player in the world and kobe bryant and i think all the hard work paid off with his team but the credit goes to this team and phil jackson but also to dr jerry bust for always putting the best product out on the court and to the greatest fans in the world the los angeles

lakers

fans here's your trophy thank you very much dr buff 16 nba championships back-to-back championships why is this franchise so successful i think it may be the crowd i'm i think it's the best crowd in all of basketball and quite honestly i'm very proud to be a part of that i think we want it more right everybody abuses l.a beat l.a beat la i think it gives us a lot of energy to come back and take it all right thank you very much dr buss congratulations let's bring in the coach of the los angeles

lakers

phil jackson where's coach there he is come on you've won 11 championships as a coach step to the podium phil how is this 11th championship different than say nine and especially 10 last year i don't know if we'd won this game without these fans thank you that was tough sledding out...
there tonight your team shot 26 in the first half you were down 13 in the third quarter what's the most important thing you said to them during a timeout keep rebounding the ball keep getting those loose balls now everybody knows when you win championships you win them in clusters of three consecutive you've won two straight now when are you going to make the decision whether or not you want to come back to try again for another repeat i got to take a deep breath i gotta take some time and think about this this was great i'll wait to make that decision in a week all right bill jackson congratulations now to present the bill russell award for the nba

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s most valuable player award

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again commissioner david stern it's an honor for me to be here in the presence of the ultimate champion bill russell after whom the

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s mvp trophy is named and with over 28 points a game average eight rebounds and four assists the

2010

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s mvp and the winner of the bill russell nba

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s mvp is none other than kobe bryant from one great champion to another kobe bryant your fifth nba championship how does this one stand out for you more than one two three and four well this this is the sweetest you know it's uh we've been down playing the whole series the rivalry between us and the

celtics

because we had to focus on what we had to do but we understood how bad the city wanted it you know there's no question about it and uh this one's by far the sweetest...
because it's against them and because it's the hardest one by far you said we've been down playing it especially you were downplaying it in fact you even said i can't get involved in the hype how do you not get involved in the hype during the run you try not to try not to you know tonight you got the best of me you know i was i wanted it so bad and sometimes you want something so bad it slips away from you and my guys pick me up i mean i can't i can't say enough about the spaniard but that guy that guy's unbelievable and just a hell of a player and uh we wouldn't have won it without him 15 rebounds what were you kareem out there or what well we just had to crash the boards you know they you know whoever won the rebounding battle run each game so y'all just try to make a point to get in there and grab as many as i could you've been involved so far in one of phil jackson's three three peaks you have a chance next year for your second his fourth what are you going to say to him to try and convince him to come back well you know he knows how bad i want him back he knows that i've told him that i've been openly blunt about it and told him how much i want him back and uh you know let's go for it again let's go for it again all right congratulations to kobe bryant his second nba

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s most valuable player award want to congratulate both the

boston

celtics

and the los angeles

lakers

together these two franchises have won...
more than half of all nba championships 33 or 64. but especially congratulations to kobe bryant and the los angeles

lakers

their 16th nba championship and now let's throw it back to mike green all right stuart this amazing rivalry gives us another memorable series 12th time and they meet up in the

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s

celtics

still hold a 9-3 edge but not tonight as kobe bryant and his

lakers

repeat as nba champions a hard-fought physical defensive battle as phil jackson said it was tough sledding out there the whole game was a grind and it was the

lakers

that came out on top coming back from 13 down to win the

2010

championship more to come from the staples center the trophy represents all of that sacrifice and commitment that you put in you want to do everything in your power to keep it in your hands instead of somebody else's you know it's going to be hard it's going to hurt but the feeling of winning just overcomes all of that we can't believe that you're actually hoisting that gold ball once again the

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score in game seven of the nba

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s the

lakers

83 and the

celtics

79. now except on the west coast stay tuned for your late local news nightline and jimmy kimmel live over most of these abc stations as the

lakers

win such a heartbreaking finish to what has been a remarkable playoff run for the

boston

celtics

and an extraordinary turnaround from the regular season many doubted the

celtics

coming into the playoffs but they beat cleveland beat orlando and...
made it all the way to game seven but this is gonna be a tough one to forget as they come oh so close to winning an nba championship and now many questions will doc rivers be back will ray allen be back uh the

celtics

will have a difficult flight home to

boston

but they played a tremendous game here tonight not the prettiest mark but typical of them just all grit and effort that just came up short oh you talked about it typical

boston

celtics

did not quit doctors did an outstanding job great leadership no excuses and left it on the floor they should be awfully proud of what they were able to accomplish and jeff an interesting off-season for them whether or not doc rivers returns they're losing tom thibodeau the terrific assistant coach ray allen might not be back so it's going to be a busy offseason for them it is but as you mentioned mike i love their competitive spirit their initial defense tonight was as good as i've ever seen they just couldn't secure the ball enough and keep the

lakers

off the free-throw line down the stretch of the game and again the

lakers

coming back from 13 down in the second half all right from los angeles again a tremendous back-to-back accomplishment you got kobe bryant signed to three-year extension pal gasol did the same thing our test and ottoman sign the really big question obviously is fischer and will phil jackson return well a great accomplishment total team effort winning this championship brian touched on it how tough it...
was to get it done they got it done defensively and collectively and i just want to make a point stuart scott introduced magic johnson as the greatest laker ever i say move over magic kobe bryant has now officially supplanted him as the greatest los angeles laker of all time well even on his one of his worst offensive nights particularly in such a deciding game i was impressed by how their balance came through and his ability to play was so important to the victory but going forward there's no reason they couldn't repeat all right two great teams with the

lakers

and the

boston

celtics

and we want to congratulate a third great team our crew all season long led by producer tim corrigan and director jimmy moore a group of professionals we salute you because they're champions for us every single year and a spectacular job none by all so thanks to the gang meanwhile the

lakers

now time to celebrate and enjoy it had not been an easy season for them again they finished the end of the regular season with some struggles and some real health concerns coming in especially kobe bryant they were tested in the first round by oklahoma city swept utah phoenix gave him a battle and question marks all along as kobe bryant celebrating with his team you know he made such a big deal of power gasol and what was nice to see is seoul getting the credit from his teammates and now around the world the guy is he's not the most physical player he's just a very special basketball...
player one of the best big men in the world well think about it he was he was off to a rough start himself to start that game to come through down the stretch after you struggle that requires a mental toughness which is superior to a physical strength and a guy from new york from your hometown mark on our test you're here we even thanked a psychiatrist with doris burke after the game for him to go from where he came to now become an nba championship is uh it's nice to see and he should be awfully proud because he didn't want to go down as a guy that won a championship on the back of kobe bryant and powell cassotte he put his stamp on this ball game they dared him to beat him he made shots and he also did it exactly the way phil jackson designed it when they thought about bringing him here by shutting down the opposing team's best offensive weapon stellar job by ron autes a celebration underway and it will last a long long time the los angeles

lakers

win the championship led by kobe bryant he's a five-time champion now in a two times

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s mvp this magnificent player adds another chapter to his legendary career powell gasol three years in la three

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s two championships as miss as good a big man as they're in basketball throughout the world derrick fisher the trusted running mate he's got five titles of his own with the

lakers

and phil jackson now a staggering 11 championships as a head coach one of the most outstanding and decorated coaching...
careers in any sport as the los angeles

lakers

celebrate their back-to-back titles

lakers

and the

celtics

it just sounds right at this time of year he came from rondon that's an nba

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s record stolen by brian puts up for three davis to rebound here's able to come over tonight a champion will be crowned they're letting themselves always terrific block from powell gets it back and puts it up

2010

nba champions fitting in to the nba season the two most successful and storied franchises in nba history battle for seven hard-fought intense games

lakers

in

boston

this time the

lakers

emerge as champions thanks for watching the nba

final

s you