Nate Robinson a Finals spark for CelticsPosted by Inside Hoops
Baxter Holmes of the Los Angeles Times reports:
On Sunday night in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, a 103-94 Celtics win, Nate Robinson caught fire again, giving his team seven points in just six minutes during a tight fourth quarter.
He started the fourth with the score tied, 72-72, and replaced point guard Rajon Rondo, who had played all 36 minutes to that point and was “exhausted,” according to Celtics Coach Doc Rivers.
“Yeah, I needed it,” Rondo said of a breather.
At the 8-minute, 59-second mark, Robinson pulled up for a three-pointer at the top of the key that gave the Celtics the lead, 81-80. A steal by fellow Celtics guard Tony Allen on the other end led to a fast-break Robinson layup on the break 24 seconds later.
A few minutes later, he was fouled by Lakers center Andrew Bynum and converted two free throws.