The Lakers came into Game 6 with vengeance and they played hard throughout the whole game. Their season was on the line and the Lakers responded. They played aggressive defense, won all the hustle points and played as a team on the offensive end. Kobe did not take over the game by himself, but had help from the other starters and the whole bench. The Laker bench absolutely destroyed Boston’s bench; they played with energy and made all the big plays. The Lakers played as a team on both the offensive and defensive end. Boston only scored 67 points on 33% shooting; the Lakers looked like a championship team. Thanks to their amazing Game 6 victory, the Lakers now know the recipe to beating the Celtics. The Lakers are now one win away from defending their title, and luckily Game 7 will be played in Staples.
The Lakers are now one win away from winning their second consecutive title. Game 7 will be played on their home court, and the Lakers are ready to play. The media is acknowledging their great play and is trying to preview on epic Thursday night game. Here are the reactions to the Game 6 Laker victory.
The Lakers played as a team last night, and everyone contributed to the win. The other starters as well as the reserves helped out Kobe and carried the Lakers to a dominating, 89-67 victory. [LA Times]
The Lakers turned their game around in Game 6 after their disappointing loss in Game 5. The Lakers played much better defense and the whole team made an effort on both ends of the floor. This type of Laker team we saw in Game 6, was one that looked scary– very scary. [OC Register]
The Lakers looked absolutely amazing in Game 6 last night, they played like a championship team. If the Lakers play the same way in Game 7, Los Angeles is going to be one happy city. [Daily News]
The Laker bench was pointed to as one of the keys to the dominating victory in Game 6. The reserves played very poor in the previous five games, but they turned it around and won the game for the Lakers. They played with passion and effort, which are the most important aspects a bench most have. [LA Times]
Those who believed that the Lakers were not ready to defend a title, were proved wrong after the great performance in Game 6. They played with energy and were committed to the defensive end, the Lakers once again showed that they are very capable of becoming champions. [ESPN Los Angeles]
Perhaps the main reason why the Lakers won Game 6 was because of their tenacity on the defensive end. They were pests on the court and were harassing the Celtics from the opening tip. The Lakers held Boston to only 67 points while shooting 33% from the field. [Silver Screen and Roll]
After suffering an injury in the early stages of the first quarter, Celtics’ center Kendrick Perkins will miss Game 7. [ESPN.com]
One more game, one more chance. The Lakers have to give it all they got in order to repeat as champions; they will have a chance to beat their rival Boston Celtics, and they must take advantage. [NBA.com]
Here are some other headlines following the NBA.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has decided not to accept the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offer. [NBA.com]
Steve Kerr has decided to leave his General Manager job at the Phoenix Suns, a possible gig for the infamous Charles Barkley. [NBA.com]
In case you missed the beat down the Lakers gave to Celtics, here is the link to the higlights of Game 6.