Game 6 of the 2010 NBA Finals was dominated by the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers dominated in nearly every facet of the game. This series between the Celtics and the Lakers is turning out to be an exciting series. The Championship will be decided in the 7th and final game.
The Celtics were lead by Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol as usual. Bryant scored 26, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out 3 assists and 4 steals. Gasol just missed a triple-double. He scored 17 points, 13 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal and 3 blocks. The big difference in this game was the play of Ron Artest. Artest scored 15 points to go along with 6 rebounds. Lamar Odom chipped in with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Even the Lakers bench played a role in game 6 with Shannon Brown scoring 4 points, Jordan Farmar scoring 4 points and Sasha Vujacic scoring 9.
The Celtics were hit with a devastating blow. Their starting Center Kendrick Perkins went down immediately clutching his knee 7 minutes into the game. Perkins will miss game 7. The rest of the Celtics starting lineup all played solid. Ray Allen lead the way with 19 points, but nobody on the team had a dominant game. No Celtic even had 10 rebounds. The Celtics bench was the polar opposite of the Lakers bench. Every member of the Celtics bench had a poor night shooting or barely contributed. With Perkins out for game 7, the bench play has never been more important.
The Lakers have the ever important home court advantage, but game 7 should be a battle of the ages. So much history is on the line between the two dynasties that have won the most championships in the NBA. Perkins will miss the most important game of the season and the Lakers big man Andrew Bynum will play. If the Celtics want to win, they will need their "Big 4" to play huge and get help from their bench. If the Lakers are going to win they will need strong play from more than just Kobe and Gasol. The Lakers have the edge but don't count the Celtics out. The Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson has 2 million reasons why he really wants the Lakers to win game 7 and the 2010 NBA Championship.