Celtics vs. Lakers Game 6: The Truth, Boston on the Verge of Title

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIJune 14, 2010

BOSTON - JUNE 13:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter during Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 13, 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. The Celtics won 92-86.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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One more. That's all that has to be on the minds of the Boston Celtics right now. One more, until title 18. 

The Boston Celtics did themselves a huge favor tonight by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86. In my opinion, they did what they had to do in Boston, they took two out of three and now have two chances to win one game going back to Cali. 

Boston looked sharped tonight as LA Lakers' superstar, Kobe Bryant, tried to steal the show and a game in Boston. That did not happen. 

In the third quarter, every time Bryant came up with an amazing, mind-blowing shot, Boston came back with a punch of their own. 

Paul Pierce came up huge for the C's as he poured on 27 points while hitting 12 of his 21 shots. A very efficient performance from Boston's captain. 

Boston is on the verge of their 18th NBA title, and I'm going to stick to my predictions: Boston in six. 

All Boston needs is one game. Just one game. They are the best road team in the NBA, and they have already won once in Los Angeles. They can do it again.

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Boston is now up 3-2, and the Lakers are trailing, in a series, for the first time in the playoffs. 

This is a series of firsts for the Lakers, as Boston has already beat LA once in LA, and now LA are trailing for the first time. And now, the Lakers will lose their first series of the playoffs.

Boston is one game away. 

One game.