Lakers lose Game 1

By Jason Wojciechowski on June 6, 2008 at 4:53 AM

Pau getting beat by Kevin Garnett for offensive rebounds twice on the same possession is just embarassing. He was just standing around watching the play on the second one, which is horrible. Combine poor endgame play with Kobe's poor shooting and continued inability to score in the paint and you've got a Laker loss, albeit one where you can say "Game 2 is still within reach." Assuming the referees don't continue to be intimidated by the home crowd, that is. They weren't terrible in this game, but the two or three truly horrendous bad calls (e.g. Pau's clean block on Garnett in the first half) went against the Lakers, as you expect to happen in Boston.