Setting The Tone: Lakers Win 102-89 in Game 1
The game wasn't even close. The Lakers dominated the Celtics on the offensive and defensive side in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.
As usual Kobe Bryant showed how he should have won the MVP. Kobe scored 30 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assits.
The Celtics looked confused against the Lakers. They turned the ball over 13 times and shot 1-10 from the 3 point line.
Paul Pierce was shut down throughout the game, until he got some garbage points at the end.
One shocking thing that happened in Game 1 was that Derek Fisher shut down Rajon Rondo on the offensive end. I thought Rondo would dominate Fisher, but obviously I was wrong.
I expect the Lakers to win Game 2 if they play the same way as they did in Game 1
Don't count out the Celtics though, they could easily sweep the Lakers in games 3, 4, and 5. It is hard to win at someone else's court three straight times.
The Lakers shocked me in Game 1 in how they dominated the Boston Celtics. I thought the Celtics would steal Game 1.
Overall, the Lakers brought there A game in Game 1.
Look for them to do the same throughout the NBA Finals.