6:18 left in the fourth quarter. Rasheed Wallace sets up three feet behind the three-point line and lets fly a perfect jump shot, nothing but net. It’s his only field goal of the game, but thanks to his defense and the excellence of Boston’s bench squad, he ends the game +9. The Celtics went up nine, and the Lakers never got closer than six the rest of the way.
Rasheed’s influence extended to psychological warfare on technical fouls. Both he and Nate Robinson were whistled for questionable technicals, but ball don’t lie held true: the Lakers missed both bonus shots.