The Celtics had absolutely no answers for Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol last night, and the Lakers pulled away in the second half and were never seriously challenged as they took game one of the NBA Finals by the score of 102-89. You can check out the full coverage at CelticsLinks.com.
Get ready for plenty of talk about how when Phil Jackson wins games one of a playoff series, his teams are 47-0. I’ll admit, that’s a pretty damn impressive stat.
Unfortunately, I’ve got to get the family ready and be on the road by 6:30 this morning, so morning links today are quite impossible.
To try and make it up to you, I’m going to direct your attention to the Gillette box to the right here. You’ve probably seen the ads for their new razor which is being released this month. It’s the Fusion ProGlide, and you can get a free one through BSMW. Gillette has allotted 100 to be given away to BSMW readers, by filling out the form. The counter tells you how many are left remaining.
There were server problems last night with the Gillette site, so you may need to try it a couple times, or be patient with it. Good luck!
The Red Sox also lost yesterday, falling to the Oakland A’s in the final game of their three game series, 9-8 at Fenway Park. Get your full links at RedSoxLinks.com. The Red Sox had two runners cut down at the plate, both players, Victor Martinez and Darnell McDonald were hobbling at the time.
Here’s a quick six from today:
An experienced whistle-blower – Chad Finn talks about disgraced referee Tim Donaghy, who has been making the rounds of sports radio to promote his book.
Celtics get (out)hustled – Steve Bulpett says that the Lakers just wanted it more last night.
Hosts weren’t pretty, but they were pretty good – Bob Ryan has the Lakers showing they’re capable of winning an ugly game.
Awful opener for Kevin Garnett – Ron Borges looks at a horrible night for KG, who got eaten alive by Pau Gasol.
Poor rebounding tells story for Green – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics getting manhandled under the boards.
Calls didn’t sit well with Allen – Julian Benbow’s notebook has Ray Allen frustrated at having his playing time severely curtailed last night due to foul trouble.