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  An Unlikely Hero

In the last 10 NBA Finals where the first two games were split, the team to win Game 3 is 10-0. If that stat holds serve then the Los Angeles Lakers just won the NBA Finals.

In the face of much adversity, the Lakers rebounded to win Game 3 of the NBA Finals 91-84. Boston trailed by as many as 17, but cut the lead to 82-80 with 2:16 remaining in the 4th quarter. Typically, when the Lakers make a 4th quarter stand it’s because Kobe Bryant is nailing shots with hands in his face. On this night, he made only one field goal in the 4th quarter and shot well below 50% for the game. Derek Fisher shot 5 for 7 in the 4th quarter and scored 11 points, saving the Lakers. Prior to the 4th quarter Fisher had only scored 5 points.

Obviously the players didn’t feel the pressure, but after Game 2 there were whispers that Boston would dominate the series now that they’ve stolen home court. All that pressure that was on the Lakers is now on Boston who has not only lost home court, but needs a win in Game 4 to avoid going down 3-1 with 2 road games pending.

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