The last 6-7 minutes of that game was pure FINALS BASKETBALL. The refs let them play(for the most part), it was tough, it was emotional, it was physical, it was close and it had hugeness from an assortment of players. Unbelievable finish to what had started as a pathetic and miserable game.
I did not like the elbow that Kobe sent to Jameer, it was completely inadvertent, but it was still there, and players have been hit with Flagrants as well as suspensions for that type of stuff before. I still didn't like it. BUT I REALLY HATED PIETRUS HAMMERING GASOL. That was completely excessive. He wound up, followed through and attacked with intent to harm. That had Flagrant-2 written all over it.