All season long the Lakers relied on Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. Sometimes it seemed like a two-man show and the other Lakers were simply spectators. Including the playoffs, one of those two led the team in scoring in 89 of their 105 games. And four of the games when they didn't lead the Lakers in scoring, Bryant wasn't playing.
But last night they won Game 7 as a team. They had no choice but to win it as a team. Kobe chose the worst possible time to have his worst game of the postseason and Gasol had his struggles on offense as well. The two combined to shoot 12 for 40. What's even more bizarre is the rest of the Lakers didn't shoot that much better. The entire team shot 33% from the field. But despite the offensive struggles the entire team never gave up and hustled the entire game to repeat as champions, beating the Celtics 83-79.