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NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 7: The time for strategy is past, now is about execution, desire

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Formal game plans have been drawn up. Film has been broken down and shown to the teams. Xs and Os will be on the greaseboards in the locker rooms. The coaches will go through the motions because they are creatures of routine and structure. But by Game 7 of the NBA finals, it is no [more]

Want Game 7 tickets? Well, are you rich?

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Ronald Regan would love this, basic supply and demand at work. Plus, he was rich so he could afford them. There are Game 7 tickets to be had if you want to go tonight. And consider dropping $2,4000 for two seats high at the top of Staples well within your budget. StubHub.com says this is [more]

NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 7: Is losing Kendrick Perkins that big a deal?

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They’re done for, right? Boston’s defense without Kendrick Perkins in the middle — that’s a donut. A donut the Lakers are eying like Homer Simpson. Right? Not exactly. If the Lakers could roll out a healthy Andrew Bynum then yes, no Perkins would likely mean a dunk fest. But Bynum is dragging around his own [more]

Legendary Lakers/Celtics Game 7s: 1969, when the balloons never dropped but Don Nelson's shot did

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This is awesome, mostly because of the fantastic background music, the kind of tune usually reserved for 1970s porn movies. Not that we have seen any of those, it’s just what we were told. Moving on. We talked about this legendary game yesterday. The highlights don’t get into the balloons hanging from the rafters, but [more]

NBA finals, Lakers Celtics Game 7: In Boston's own words

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  Doc Rivers knows somebody needs to step up and be the man tonight with Kendrick Perkins out (Sheed, we’re looking at you). Paul Pierce loves him some pressure. And Kevin Garnett loves everything but playing point guard. [more]