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Caught in the Web: Reactions to Lakers' 89-67 Game 6 victory over Boston Celtics

June 16, 2010 | 10:44 am

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Game stories

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan details how the Lakers dominated the Celtics on Tuesday in their 89-67 Game 6 victory.

--The Boston Globe's Julian Benbow calls the Celtics' effort a "Hollywood flop."

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding contrasts the Lakers' Game 6 performance with their poor play in Game 5.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's David Lassen says the Lakers' swagger made the difference.

--The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy explains why the Celtics had trouble closing out the series.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford believes the Lakers will win the championship if they duplicate their Game 6 performance.

Notebooks

--The Times' Bresnahan highlights the contributions from Lakers forward Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom.

--The Boston Globe's Benbow and Frank Dell'Apa detail Kendrick Perkins' injury.

--The Orange County Register's Janis Carr tells why Derek Fisher doesn't believe in leprechauns.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Lassen keys in on the Lakers' rebounding advantage.

--The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy focuses on the Celtics' poor rebounding.

--The Daily News' Teaford explains why history is not on the Lakers' side in winning the title.

Sidebars

--The Times' Broderick Turner explains what led to Lakers forward Ron Artest having a turnaround game.

--The Times' Lisa Dillman gives back the Lakers' reserves their "Bench Mob" nickname.

--The Times' Baxter Holmes highlights the contention from Glen "Big Baby" Davis that the Celtics will win Game 7. Holmes also focuses on how Perkins' injury affected Boston.

--The Daily News' Phil Collin credits the effort from the Lakers' bench.

Columns

--The Times' Bill Plaschke notices that the Lakers played out of desperation.

--The Times' T.J. Simers takes Jeff Van Gundy to task for his contention that the media don't fully recognize Kobe Bryant's talent.

--The Times' Mark Heisler notes how typical it is for Lakers-Celtics Finals match-ups to go seven games.

--Former Clippers Coach Mike Dunleavy argues in The Times that the Lakers won Game 6 because of teamwork.

--ESPN.com's J.A. Adande looks at how this game had added meaning for Artest.

--The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore isn't surprised by how competitive this series is.

--The Boston Herald's Steve Bulpett criticizes the Celtics for doing everything the hard way.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Matt Calkins highlights the Lakers' pride.

--The Orange County Register's Ding believes that the Lakers will win Game 7.

--Former Laker Rick Fox explains at ESPN Los Angeles why home-court advantage makes such a difference.

--ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg wonders if the Celtics will draw inspiration from Perkins' injury.

--Yahoo! Sports' Johnny Ludden credits the Lakers' team effort

--Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix breaks down the game.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi calls the Lakers-Celtics Game 7 Finals match-up a "dream come true."

--ESPN Boston's Peter May faults the Celtics' bench and poor rebounding.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin thinks the Lakers look like a championship-caliber team.

--The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller likes the Lakers' attitude.

--The Riverside Press-Enterprise's Gregg Patton explains what caused the Lakers' bench to wake up.

--The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan faults the Celtics for not showing up.

--The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy believes that the only thing going in the Celtics favor is their favorable history.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne looks at how the Lakers are trying to put the 2008 Finals loss behind them.

--ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan reports that Perkins won't play in Game 7.

--Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen believes that it's fitting the Finals will go to seven games, considering the Lakers-Celtics history. He also gives his take in the video below on who the Finals MVP will be.

--The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker focuses on the Lakers' bench.

--Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski expects a classic in Game 7.

Blogs

--True Hoop's Kevin Arnovitz breaks down the Lakers' defense in Game 6.

--Celtic Blog's Jeff Clark faults Boston's rebounding effort.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius credits the Lakers' energy.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore highlights the Lakers' defensive efficiency.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky credits the Lakers' team effort.

--Lakers.com's Mike Trudell explains why the Lakers were clicking on all cylinders.

Tweet of the Day: "Boston’s Glen "Big Baby" Davis on Game 7: “I can’t wait. I can’t wait to step up on the floor and win here in L.A.” -- KevinDing (Orange County Register Lakers beat reporter Kevin Ding)

Reader Comment of the Day: May this serve as a lesson to all Laker fans: never give up on your team. The only thing certain is that one team is gonna be awfully heartbroken on Thursday night, and methinks it's gonna be Boston. -- EJK

-- Mark Medina

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E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers fans show their support outside Staples Center before the start of Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times


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