The 2010 NBA Finals featured the two most decorated franchises in NBA history—the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. After winning Game 1, the Lakers lost Game 2, 103-94, and surrendered home-court advantage to the Celtics. The Lakers regained home-court advantage with a 91-84 victory in Game 3. Boston won Games 4 and 5 and the Finals returned to Los Angeles with the Celtics holding a 3-2 series lead. Facing a must-win situation, the defending NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers responded with a dominating 89-67 performance to set up a championship-deciding Game 7. Game 7 was a fiercely contested defensive battle. In the end, home-court advantage proved to be the difference. The Lakers won the game 83-79 and earned their second consecutive NBA Championship.
Random NBA Fan’s game-by-game analysis of the 2010 NBA Finals can be found in the links below.