The Lakers won Game 6 in convincing fashion 89-67 over the Celtics. However, since the game was a bust, the talk all over the nation will be Shannon Brown’s highlight dunk in the third quarter. Shannon Brown’s alley-oop, full extension, one-handed jam while flying 10,000 feet above sea level has to make the highlight reel of the century. See Brown’s Game 6 dunk later in article.
The Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6 resulted in the second lowest point output in NBA Finals history. Somebody forgot to wake the Celtics up on the flight over from Boston to the Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6. Boston waited until the 2:35 mark in the third quarter to cross the 50-point marker.
L.A. race out to a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter and doubled that lead by half. Then the Lakers pulled ahead to their largest lead of 27 points in Game 6 with just over 10:00 to play in the game. Boston shot a miserable 28-84 (33%) from the field in Game 6 and were outrebounded 52-39. Rondo of the Celtics missed two free throws to give him a miserable 4-17 (24%) from the charity stripe in the series. The Lakers vs Celtics game 6 will also be remembered for Boston missing a ton of layups.
After 4-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant gave his teammates an earful over lackluster play at the end of Game 5 in Boston, there would be no chastisement from the superstar after the Lakers won Game 6 in convincing fashion and forced a final and deciding game 7 in the Staples Center. Kobe scored 26 points to go along with his 11 rebounds. On this night, however, Kobe’s teammates would give him the support that he has been shouting out about. Through three quarters of this Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6 there were 24 bench points for LA and 0 for Boston. Pau Gasol would score 17 points and Ron Artest 15.
The Dynamic Dunks:
In typical LA fashion, the Lakers brought some “showtime” to this Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6 Finals. Fans were able to witness several electrifying high flying dunks by Jordan Farmar and leaper Shannon Brown (the guy has an absolutely incredible 45-inch vertical).
Dunk #1: The dunk of the night goes to the guy known to have the highest vertical in the league (44.5 inches), Shannon Brown. This slow-mo video and incredible music make for an incredible video (click here).
Dunk #2: Jordan Farmar’s break-away dunk over Kevin Garnett (click here).
Lakers vs. Celtics game 6 boxscore found (here).
Game 7 Prediction:
The Lakers vs. Celtics game 6 was never close. However, my prediction is that Boston is going to show up for Game 7 Thursday night at 9:00 ET (channel ABC) and play their hearts out but still lose a nail biter 100-96. The Celtics are 1-7 in road close-out games the past three seasons.
The Lakers vs. Celtics game 6 produced a few interesting tidbits…
…Boston would have won their 18th championship if they pulled off the win Tuesday night…The Lakers will go for their 16th Thursday…Phil Jackson will be going for his 11th championship…Shannon Brown came in for Derek Fisher after Derek got into early foul trouble. (click here to read Derek’s bio).