Re: NBA Finals: Boston Celtics vs. LA Lakers (1-1 tied series) No excuses. Championship teams should be able to win on the road. As far as Im concerned, besides the last 4 minutes, Allen was the only reason the C's won today. Rondo had a triple double and closed the game out, but it was Allen who provided the significant lift that kept the Celtics in the game. If he didnt shoot the lights out in the first half, the Lakers would be up 2-0. PP and KG were non factors as were most of the rest of the C's team. The Lakers have no reason to hit the panic button. Its just another game. Go out there, feed the ball to the big men and watch what happens. Most of the time its good.