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Jackson: It’s going to be highly charged
Posted By Paul Flannery On June 6, 2010 @ 7:42 pm In General | 2 Comments
LOS ANGELES — The Lakers took Game 1 of the NBA finals  in such a decisive manner that it would be tempting for them to think that they have things figured out against the Celtics . However, they have no illusions that Game 2 is going to resemble Game 1.
“It may have been first-game jitters,” Ron Artest  said Friday. “We’re not expecting another game like that at all. They had a tough road in the East and faced a lot of adversity. That team, the Celtics, is special. We all respect that.”
Phil Jackson  reiterated that point Sunday before Game 2.
“The response is usually, not always but usually, the team that has taken a loss,” Jackson said. “The adjustments and the response and we anticipate that’s going to happen tonight. It’s going to be a much more tight game, I think, going down the stretch. We anticipate the game is going to be highly-charged, there’s no doubt about that.”
For their part, the atmosphere in the Celtics locker room was business-like. Assistant coach Tom Thibodeau  was spotted poring over film, while players mostly brushed off media inquiries.
In terms of adjustments, the Celtics aren’t tipping their hand although it seems likely that Paul Pierce  may see more time on Kobe Bryant , particularly if Ray Allen  gets in foul trouble again. Marquis Daniels  is also on the active list and if nothing else he’s another body to throw at Bryant.
“We do what we do,” Doc Rivers  said. “We didn’t do it. You can’t start changing because that’s not who you are and that would affect your team more than anything.”
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