Celtics vs. Lakers 2010: Lakers Display Championship Heart

Posted: 18th June 2010 by Erick Blasco in NBA
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It sure wasn’t pretty, but championships are earned more through sweat and willpower than anything aesthetic. When everything was said and done, the Los Angeles Lakers emerged from the Boston Celtics’ defensive furnace as champions, grinding out an 83-79 victory in the decisive seventh game of the series.

How the Lakers won was a surprise, coming back from a 13-point second half deficit to silence many of the conventional criticisms heaped on the Lakers.

The Lakers won with defense. Despite their offensive firepower, and despite their penchant of losing focus far too often, the Lakers were exceptional defensively throughout the season, especially in Game Seven.

The Lakers continued their tactics of sagging off of Rajon Rondo and essentially playing f ...

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