Ray Allen, the Boston guard hit 3-pointers one after the other against the helpless Los Angeles Lakers. He made seven in the first half and finished with a finals-record eight 3′s in the Celtics’ 103-94 victory Sunday night.

“There’s no better place, moment, time … to win a game, and to win in a great fashion,” Allen said. “I don’t know what record it is that people are telling me that I got, but it’s great to have, great to be able to look back on it and say I did that. This is definitely our time.”

Kobe Bryant scored 21 points while struggling with foul trouble for the Lakers, who couldn’t catch up to Boston’s amazing guards in Los Angeles’ first home playoff loss since last season’s Western Conference finals.

Pau Gasol had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers, and Andrew Bynum added 21 points and six rebounds.

“It’s a series,” Bryant yawned. “You’re trying to stay even-keel. You don’t get too high, don’t get too low after a win or a loss. You just go into the next one and take care of business.”

“Our big guys played great,” Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. “We didn’t get the ball often enough to them, or in a good enough position many times, and a lot of our outside shooting was not that [good]. … In a sequence like this, there’s no doubt it’s a blow to us to lose the homecourt, but we anticipated this might happen, and we’re just going to have to go pick it up.”

The Lakers must now turn their attention immediately towards regaining home court advantage by claiming victory for the eighth consecutive playoff series on their opponent’s court, the first chance coming on Tuesday evening in Beantown.





  • fnmamba24

    Where was the tech when Doc ran on the court?? What the heck is up with these weak flops and questionable calls from the refs. Cmon….this is the Finals. I’m more frustrated with Artest’s terrible decision making and LO disappearing like last year. Game 3 is a must win…otherwise we are in some SERIOUS trouble!

  • bisdakmamba24

    if you can’t win the war at home then bring the battle to them! Lake show in beantown baby!

  • weakduck24

    Good luck to Lakers and Kobe!

  • kevin

    dont worry about the loss you guys got the next game
    Go Lakers!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/asa223/ Asa24

    yes kobe its tied now you got to go in

  • volpi24

    Amazing guards my ass….they just played harder then the lakers and got the calls from the refs late in the game. Game 3 belongs to the lakers.

  • skassis

    Even if Ray Allen got the hot hands at staples, lakers will have the hot hands at boston tonight. The fans might be loud, don’t let this effect your game, what is going to shut down Boston tonight is offense, not sure what Boston got under her sleeves tricks to get away with fouls, and get the lakers in trouble, let the referree be aware of it. A good defense on Rondo will, cut off half of their offense. Be calm, and in control, keep playing with high intensity and urge,even if you have to take the ball of celtic’s hand, do it smart, beat them in their own game,fight for the rebounds, Go lakers, for the second win tonight. Go Kobe!!!!!!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/bunny/ Bunny

    Hol up.
    Soooooo? Just so.

    Okay, you ain’t beat em.
    Soooo?
    Keep fighting.

    You going to THEIR house now.
    Soooo?

    Do your thing, can’t nobody compare to MY #24 .

  • rebs24

    LETS GO LAKERS!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/mjones123/ Merry Jones

    I think it was bad calls all night on both sides.. But tonight is a new night.. Lakers put up your “A” game. You got to know that your the better..you have the best player in the NBA on it..Ill be watching!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/ladymamba24/ Ladymamba24

    I believe that this loss will only benefit us in the long run. It will make them fight for this ring even harder. Every game is important and every game we want to win but we can never feel defeated. We might of lost this battle but we will win the war!!!!! (LOL) GO LAKERS!!!!!!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/ladymamba24/ Ladymamba24

    ALL YOUR FANS ARE WITH YOU KOBE STAY FOCUS MAAAAAN!!!!! YOU THE BEST!!!!!!

  • theblackmamba

    yo kobe this is your league, with Andrew and Pau behind you have all the support you need, you just got to take advantage of the supporters you have behind you 24/7
    L.A 2010, LETS GO

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/ventiquattro/ Venti Quattro

    Let’s go L A K E R S!! Let’s get a “W” for game #3!!!

  • ruiliang

    GO KOBE N LAKERS! WIN THE SERIES AND CHAMPION!

  • thenextlegend24

    Ye, Allen was shooting good, too bad tough. Pau gasol was also good but he can’t do it on his own. Kobe just had bad luck that his most needed shots Didn’t go in the way he wanted it.

    But get the team back together and when whe play as a team no-one can stop us and defend us. So i’m supporting you Kobe you can lead them to victory against the green stuff that wants to be like the lakers.

    Greets your greatest fan Jerrey from belgium!!

  • hussein

    Kobe

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/martinamalka/ martinamalka

    I agree with you Kobe, just get a win in Boston! Lamar will stay out of early fouls and show up, because his contribution is huge! Ron has to stop shooting his outside shots! Also, no more second chance plays for Celtics, more rebounding from our bigs! I agree Kobe it’s a series and we will win in Boston! Have a good road trip. I believe we are going to take the title for a second year! This is it! Stay confident! You are the King!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/martinamalka/ martinamalka

    I agree with you Kobe, just get a win in Boston! Lamar will stay out of early fouls and show up, because his contribution is huge! Ron has to stop shooting his outside shots! Also, no more second chance plays for Celtics, more rebounding from our bigs! I agree Kobe it’s a series and we will win in Boston! Have a good road trip. I believe we are going to take the title for a second year! This is it! Stay confident! You are the King! I will say it again and again…You are the King of the NBA Kobe! Go Win in Boston!

  • mrmike

    never have i seen such a terribly officiated game! its like they are willing to do ay and everything to deny the unevitable!

  • http://kobebryant.com/members/mamba24/ Roberto Blanco

    Today we gonna win…Lets go Kobe..make the things happen…U R The best!!!!!!!!!1

  • bigp

    he is the best he is absolutley the best…oh my god i was just watching game 3 what a game what a huge win for the lakers and you would just love watching this team play i think this is the lakers best team performance that we are witnessing this year….they hve to keep this up tp the end.

  • rebs24

    yeaaa!! LAKERS win the game 3 finals!!

  • yakii

    ur still the best love u