This game was not close after the first quarter and actually broke several records for largest margin of victory in a closeout game, and 2nd largest margin of victory ever in the NBA Finals – 39 points. Ray Allen also tied an NBA Finals game record with 7 made 3-pointers, and a record 22 made in the Finals overall.
What happened to the Lakers, a team that steamrolled thru the tough Western Conference, including a sweep of our Denver Nuggets? The best player in the NBA was no match for the best team. Boston had their big three, who all contributed at different times during the Finals, smothering team defense, and an energetic and effective bench – in the end, it was way more than the Lakers could handle.
So, congrats to Boston, and bring on the 2008-2009 season this Fall!