Kobe's wingman once again lived down to KG Lite label, putting up decent numbers but failing to impose much will. No field goals in first half.
75 min., 32 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 TOs
Once again, Bench Mob was more like a gob of goo. Jordan Farmar (12 points), Luke Walton (eight points) and Sasha Vujacic (seven points) made a few shots, but got outrebounded 16-4 and outassisted 9-4 by their Celtics counterparts.
Phil Jackson, Head Coach
Zen Master switched up pick-and-roll D, shuffled his substitution pattern and lit into his team at half. But like most of his moves during this series, everything he tried went up in a cloud of (Red's cigar) smoke.
Who says KG isn't a clutch player? Big Ticket lived up to hype in Game 6, setting aggressive tone while spearheading 48-29 edge on backboards.
88 min., 39 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists
Once again, they obliterated their L.A. counterparts. James Posey (11 points on three-of-three shooting from downtown) and Eddie House (nine points, five assists) led the way as Boston's small lineup sparked game-changing run in second quarter.
Doc Rivers, Head Coach
Grady Rivers' son did his late father proud. Worked refs. Stuck with Rondo. Used bench perfectly. And got better of Hall of Fame counterpart all series. Give that man a cigar!
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.