The good news is, we have one move glorious Game 7 left in this NBA season. The bad news is that now both teams are running at less than full throttle since Boston's Kendrick Perkins joined L.A.'s Andrew Bynum with a knee injury, evening out what was a distinct advantage for the Celtics earlier in the series.
But Perk's injury wasn't the deciding factor last night. The Lakers were a step ahead on nearly all of the hustle plays last night. Some early turnovers by the C's indicated a long night for the visitors which was later punctuated by a rash of missed bunnies at the rim. Simply put, Boston had no response for the Lakers' home cooking. Hopefully they show up for Game 7 because it has all of the ingredients for an epic finish to the series and season.
After the jump, some links of interest on the Finals and the Pacers pre-draft activities. Expected at the Fieldhouse for workouts today are Willie Warren (Oklahoma), Armon Bassett (Ohio U.), Tweety Carter (Baylor) and Nic Wise (Arizona). Yes, this is Warren's second time in but an injury kept him from working out fully the last time through.
PACERS: 2010 Draft Central
All of the latest draft prospect interviews from yesterday's workouts on Pacers.com.
Pacers must deal their No. 10 pick for point guard
Bob Kravitz does a nice job running through the point guard options the Pacers are likely working on heading into the draft.
Pacers work out player on the rise
Mike Wells reports on Paul George moving up the draft board, Walter McCarty officially interviewing and taking in the workouts yesterday.
Lakers hold serve, blow out Celtics to force Game 7
KD's In Front of the Box Score analysis of the Lakers' Game 6 win.
Lakers 89, Celtics 67: That Was Some Mind-Blowing Six, Baby
SS&R enjoys the Lakers' sound thumping of the Celtics last night.
Welcome back to the business side of the NBA Lawson - Denver Stiffs
Are the rumors of Ty Lawson's availability true? This Nuggets fan is hoping they are not!
Possible draft picks snubbing Grizzlies
Ronald Tillery reports that Memphis team officials are routinely dealing with refusals to visit and workout cancellations by draft prospects who have expressed a desire not to play for the NBA team. At least draft prospects are still coming to the Fieldhouse.
Phoenix Suns Need To Better Explain Kerr Departure
Steve Kerr swift departure from the Suns has left many unanswered questions in its wake.
Organizational Chaos Drowns Out Pre-Draft Workout
Portland's team on paper is strong but as Ben Golliver writes, the chaos within the organization has everyone on edge.