15 Second half assists for Rondo, who adjusted extremely well to what the Lakers were trying to accomplish defensively. Nine of those dimes came in the fourth quarter.
16 More total points + rebounds + assists for Kevin Garnett (18, 13 and 5) than Pau Gasol (12, 7 and 1) in a matchup that always defines Lakers – Celtics games in the past four seasons.
18 Fast break points for the Lakers, compared to only five for the Celtics, making Boston’s 60 percent shooting even more remarkable as most of the points came in the half court.
41 Points for Kobe Bryant, who started the game hot from the field before cooling while trying to carry the team in the fourth quarter. “I didn’t think anybody else wanted the ball,” said Phil Jackson. Bryant still finished over 50 percent at 16-of-29 (55.2 percent).
60.3 Boston’s shooting percentage for the game, fantastic execution even for the league’s best shooting team (50 percent on the season). Paul Pierce made 11-of-18 shots, Kevin Garnett 9-of-12 and Ray Allen 8-of-12.