Lakers make up for Mamba's misses

Derek Fisher, Lamar Odom, Ron Artest and Co. stepped up when Kobe Bryant couldn't

Updated: June 9, 2010, 4:34 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- The Lakers had lost by 39 points the last time they were at TD Garden for an NBA Finals game, but at halftime Tuesday night they had a double-digit lead and looked primed to take control of the series. The raucous Boston crowd had been silenced by Kobe Bryant, who led all scorers through the first two quarters with 16 points and had racked up a Rajon Rondo-like line that included six boards, three assists, two blocks and one steal.

It looked like one of those classic Kobe nights, ...

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