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Kobe credits Celtics defense

Posted By Jessica Camerato On June 11, 2010 @ 2:20 am In General | 4 Comments

Paul Pierce [1] wouldn’t budge on the effectiveness of Ron Artest [2]‘s defense. Kobe Bryant [3], though, was more generous with his praise after the Celtics [4] Game 4 victory.

After shooting 10-for-22 for the second time this series, Bryant admitted the Celtics are doing their job on defense.

“They’re a great scheming team,” he said following the Celtics’ 96-89 win. “They have a strategy in place and they execute extremely well. I feel pretty comfortable. Wasn’t pleased with the way I took care of the ball tonight. I thought I did a horrible job of that. But it’s a great defense.”

The Celtics forced seven turnovers on Bryant, the most he committed since May 4 against the Jazz [5]. He entered the game averaging just over three per game.

After the Lakers loss, Bryant denied questions of a tweaked knee or any type of exhaustion. The Celtics defense was simply effective.

Said Bryant, “Oh, it’s right up there with the best of them.”


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