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Boston's finishing touch

June 17, 2008 - Neil Rudel

Kobe Bryant isn't Tiger Woods, but the Boston Celtics shouldn't want to test that theory.

The Celtics need to win Game 6 tonight to close out the NBA series and thus not give Kobe a shot at them in Game 7.

As courageously as he played, Rocco Mediate left the door open for Tiger, particularly on Sunday. A Boston loss would do the same for Kobe tonight.

I'm not betting on it. I picked the Lakers in 6 and that can't happen, but they haven't played well enough, particularly on defense or consistently enough, to think LA can win two in Boston.

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