Lakers Defeat Celtics, Lead NBA Finals 1-0

Lakers Defeat Celtics, Lead NBA Finals 1-0

POSTED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 9:16pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 9:39pm

Thursday, June 3:  Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 30 points, as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, 102-89.  The NBA's two most storied programs meet for the 12th time for NBA World Title, the Celtics lead the NBA Finals series, 9-2.  Pau Gasol chipped in 23 points and 14 rebounds in the Game 1 victory.  Game 2 Sunday night in Los Angeles.  Boston was led by Paul Pierce with 24 points, but Ron Artest led a gritty defensive effort by L.A.  Boston was only 1-10 from three-point range, and turned the ball over 13 times.  Kevin Garnett had 16 points for Boston.  Ron Artest scored 15 for L.A.

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