The Lakers are out to a 9-2 lead on the strength of Kobe Bryant (5 points) and some sloppy play by the Celtics. They’ve thrown two balls away that would have led to easy baskets so far. The refs are allowing some physical play early, which is a good sign for the Celtics. Kobe was especially upset after it looked like Ray Allen hit him on a shot attempt with no call.
Fast and Sloppy Start