Los Angeles Lakers Won The Second Straight NBA Championship and overall 16th title. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics 83-79 in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals to win the championship on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Despite taking the title though, the Lakers failed to cover as 7-point home faves and the Total, which was set at 186.5, went Under.
Kobe Bryant was named NBA Finals MVP and was awarded the Bill Russell MVP award, finishing Game 7 with 23-points, 15 rebounds and a pair of assists but he also went only 6 of 24 from the field.
“I wanted it so bad, and sometimes when you want it so bad, it slips away from you,” Kobe told the AP after the game.
“My guys picked me up.”
And that was indeed the case as forward Ron Artest chipped in with 20-points, Pau Gasol contributed 19 and Derek Fisher added 10.
Prior to the start of the championship, the Lakers were listed as -170 in series price betting and the Celtics were +150 underdogs.
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