NBA Finals Game 6
Back on track
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Los Angeles forced a deciding Game 7 with an 89-67 victory over the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals on Tuesday.
Celtics starting center Kendrick Perkins lies on the floor after suffering a knee injury during the first half. He had to be helped off the court and did not return.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol, who had 17 points, 13 rebounds, nine assists and three blocks, rebounds the ball in front of Boston's Rasheed Wallace during the first quarter.
Celtics big men Kendrick Perkins, left, and Kevin Garnett apply defensive pressure on Lakers center Andrew Bynum during the first half.
Up for grabs
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, right, and Lakers guard Kobe Bryant battle for a loose ball during the first half.
Four on the floor
Celtics backup point guard Nate Robinson scrambles on his hands and knees for a loose ball in front of Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic during the second quarter.
Never say quit
Lakers forward Lamar Odom, left, and Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo battle for the ball in front of Celtics forward Paul Pierce.
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, center, goes up for a shot against Lakers center Andrew Bynum, right, and forward Pau Gasol. Garnett finished with 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant watches his shot from underneath the basket during the first half.
What's going on?
Celtics starters Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, who helped their team to victories in Games 2, 4 and 5, watch from the bench in the fourth quarter of Boston's blowout loss to the Lakers in Game 6.