The Celtics need to win this one, or this series is over. But outside of immensely one-sided refereeing, I don't see them doing so. This series has been difficult to get a reading on because it seems like each game a new unexpected twist comes into play. But, thus far, the Lakers have been the better team pretty conclusively. Save for some droughts and some boneheadedness, there have been very few times when I've felt like Boston even had the capability to take over the game.
I like that Lamar and Fisher tend to play better on the road. I like that Kobe and Pau had somewhat quiet nights last game(well, Kobe was active but not at his par) and we still won. So far Ray Allen and KG have both had big games. Pierce has not, Rondo has not. Coincidence that Pierce and Rondo are guarded by Ron and Kobe respectively? Tough to say. Can't expect Ray Allen to go 0'fer tonight, but I doubt he hits 4-8 Three pointers either.