2010 NBA Finals: Five Themes That Propelled the Lakers to Game Seven

For the first time since last year's Lakers-Rockets series, the Lakers came into Game Six of the NBA Finals facing elimination. The previous game saw the Celtics dominate the Lakers in every area but the relatively close six-point final score differential, but behind the cerebral play of Kobe Bryant, the Lakers paused the Celtics' hopes of raising an 18th championship banner and forced a decisive Game Seven. The following are the biggest changes the Lakers either forced or benefited from to force the NBA's first NBA Finals Game Seven in half a decade. Begin Slideshow


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