They were outrebounded, 42-31. LA scored 16 second-chance points, Boston 0. The Lakers shot 49 percent and outscored the Celtics, 48-30, in the paint. Kobe Bryant scored 30 without breaking a sweat.
Dustin Hoffman had “Ishtar’’ and now the Celtics have Game 1 of the 2010 Finals. These were the bad old Celtics who played .500 ball over the last 54 games of the regular season.