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In the end, Celtics ran out of gas

Updated: June 18, 2010, 7:28 AM ET
By Peter May | Special to ESPNBoston.com

LOS ANGELES -- They got the stop. Trailing by three points in the final 30 seconds, the Celtics got Kobe Bryant to brick a 3-pointer from the top of the key, giving them a chance to tie the game.

Never mind.

There was Pau Gasol grabbing the offensive rebound. And soon thereafter there was Kobe getting fouled, making two free throws, and, well, that one play typified the entire evening.

The Celtics are going home without the Larry O'Brien Trophy because the Lakers ...

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