Lakers vs. Celtics Game 6: Boston, Bienvenidos a Los Angeles

Yesterday, a 5.7 earthquake centered near Ocotillo, California could be felt as far away as Los Angeles.

Turns out it was just a foreshock.

Tonight, the Boston Celtics were hit by a Lakers rolling motion that wouldn't quit, leading to a 22-point blowout by the home team and setting up one final showdown for all the marbles in the City of Angels.

If Mother Nature hadn't clued them into the fact that they weren't in Kansas anymore, Toto, and far, far away from the friendly confines and stable ground of Boston, the Lakers certainly gave notice of that fact tonight.

Lakers fans immediately exulted in the thrill of victory and the temporary comfort of relief, but all this game did was wipe out all the work the Celtics and Lakers put in to get to this point.

After 101 games for the Lakers and 102 for the Celtics, the counter is reset to one. The winner of Thursday's game gets the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Second prize is a set of steak knives.

In addition, only one of these teams will have the the latest word in the the only East Coast-West Coast throwdown older than Biggie vs. Tupac (whose proxies P-Diddy and Snoop Dogg even made both made it to the game tonight).

Kansas City Star writer Jason Whitlock tweeted during the game: "Is this a bad 7-game series? Has there been a classic game? My memory is bad."

He's right. This has been a series with great moments: Ray Allen's Finals-record seven-of-seven from three-point land in one half, Fisher's fourth-quarter flurry, Shrek and Donkey, Pierce's touchdown pass to Rondo, and Shannon Brown's flying circus in this latest game.

Fans are still waiting for that great game , though.

Given the stakes in Game Seven and the sometimes tight and intense play of both teams, especially at the ends of Games Three and Five in Boston, the potential for that kind of game exists. Both teams just have to show up for all 48 minu...

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