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GAME 2: CELTICS 108, LAKERS 102

Xs and O's

June 09, 2008|LONNIE WHITE

Times staff writer Lonnie White breaks down the keys to Game 2 and looks forward to Game 3:

Three keys from Game 2

* Touchy, touchy: Apprehensive Lakers pick up too many soft fouls.

* Lights out: Boston's ball movement leads to 52.9% field-goal shooting.

* Free throws: Lakers attempt only 10 compared with 38 for the Celtics.

Three keys to Game 3

* Fast start: Lakers need Staples Center crowd to help take control early.

* Defense: Celtics have simply outplayed the Lakers in this department.

* Leon Powe: Hello? Can someone step up to Boston's new super sub?

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