SCOREBOARD
Monday, June 9
No game scheduled. Game 3 of the NBA finals is Tuesday at 9 p.m. in Los Angeles.

STAR
Sunday
-Paul Pierce, Celtics, had 28 points and eight assists in a 108-102 win over the Lakers in Game 2 of the NBA finals.

JUST ENOUGH
Paul Pierce scored 28 points, Boston's defense mobbed Kobe Bryant long enough and unknown Leon Powe scored 21 points as the Celtics held off a remarkable Los Angeles rally for a 108-102 win over the Lakers on Sunday night for a 2-0 series lead. The Lakers trailed by 24 with less than 8 minutes to go, but pulled to 104-102 on two free throws by Bryant with 38.4 seconds left. But Pierce made two free throws, then blocked a jumper by Sasha Vujacic, and James Posey made two free throws with 12.6 seconds left to ice it for Boston. Game 3 is in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Kobe Bryant scored 30 points for the Lakers in a 108-102 loss to the Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA finals on Sunday night. The Celtics lead the series 2-0 with Game 3 on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

SPEAKING
``I think we got kind of complacent with the lead. We weren't staying aggressive. We let them pick up their pressure. We stopped guarding. We got to take a lesson from this fourth quarter to keep playing regardless of the score and finish the game.'' - Paul Pierce, after the Celtics held off a remarkable Los Angeles rally for a 108-102 win over the Lakers on Sunday night in Game 2 of the NBA finals.

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