Despite needing just one more win to capture Banner 18, the Celtics came out of the gate like a team full of 40-year-old men playing a pick-up game on a Sunday afternoon.
Missed lay-ups. Errant passes. Balls dribbled off knees and feet. No
box-outs. You name it, and the Celtics did it poorly. The Lakers out-hustled them in every facet of the game.
Will this craptastic effort have any bearing on Game 7?
Nope. That's gonna be a war.
Kendrick Perkins left the game in the 1st
quarter with a sprained knee. He did not return. He appeared to be in a
lot of pain and I doubt he will play in Game 7.