The Los Angeles Lakers seemed to lose their composure after a Game 5 loss to the Boston Celtics which saw Kobe Bryant go off for 38 points yet receive little minimal help from his teammates.
Ron Artest and Pau Gasol did not look comfortable on the court and Lamar Odom continued his passive ways. This resulted in Bryant telling the media after the game that his team’s defense belonged on a milk carton.
On the flip side, Boston had every reason to be confident heading into Game 6, despite the fact that they were going to the Staples Center for two games. They had seemingly found a way to shut down every Laker not named Kobe Bryant, and the “Big Four”of Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett seemed to finally gel as a unit.
Game 6 is the perfect example of why they play the games as opposed to just talking about them.
In this version of the Hoops Addict Podcast, Ryan and Rashad discussed how the Lakers were able to cruise to a 89-67 Game 6 victory, the improved play of Artest and Gasol, the coaching of Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers, and who will win Game 7 on Thursday.