Kobe Bryant scored 15 points as the Los Angeles Lakers, trying to save their season, opened a 51-31 lead over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night at halftime of Game 6 of the NBA finals. Credit NBA
Tonight, the "right way" was the path taken by the Boston Celtics, and not only because they beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 92-86, in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead. Credit NBA
BOSTON (AP)—The Boston Celtics have tied up the NBA finals, and they owe it more to “Big Baby” than the Big Three.
“Truthfully, he’s done it over and over and over again,” said Kobe Bryant, who scored 29 points. “So it’s almost his responsibility to our team to do these things.”
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.
Los Angeles got tough in a 102-89 victory over Boston in Game 1 on Thursday night.