(4:00 remaining in the 1st) Kobe Bryant continues to drain three pointers. He’s got 14 points already as the Lakers have built a 12 point lead.
(2:00 remaining in the 1st) This is not looking good for the Celtics (I know, I’ve said that before). The Lakers are red hot, sinking everything in sight, and Boston can’t find the bottom of the ocean right now. Every layup is rimming out.
The first quarter comes to an end with the Lakers leading 39-21. The Celtics need to play better defense. They are missing too many rotations down low (missing Perkins perhaps?) and leaving the paint wide open for layups.
The Lakers must feel really good about this one, sending out 12th man Chris Mihm to start the second quarter.