NBA Finals Game 4: Pau And Odom Let Kobe Down

Coach NickContributor IIJune 13, 2010

BOSTON - JUNE 10:  Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers speaks to the media after the Lakers' loss to the Boston Celtics during Game Four of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 10, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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The biggest issue I see is passion and desire. The Celtics have a lot more of it than the Lakers - and with the refs keeping everybody off balance, those intamgibles will be crucial. Bynum may not play and will certainly not be at full strength if he does, so the Lakers will need a supreme effort 1-12 to steal Game 5 from Boston.