I don't buy recent comments I've read online that LA simply "wanted it more" or "worked harder" in the end to win it and deserve it. Both teams were gassed at the end. Both teams were competing and fighting hard and playing physical. However, even among neutral observers and casual fans I was watching the game with last night, the consensus was that the officiating was completely in favor for LA over the last 18 minutes of the game. They let both teams battle it out initially, but from the middle of the 3rd quarter onward, the fix was on and the whistles became completely one-sided. 37 total free throws for LA (off of just 63 field goal attempts), to 17 free throw attempts by Boston. 21 free throws for LA in the 4th quarter, more than Boston's free throws all game. There were noticeable fouls committed by LA on rebounds (especially Gasol repeatedly over the back on Garnett), as well as shooting fouls, where the whistle stayed silent for LA but Boston would get called for it. There is no way that Boston was fouling that much or playing that much more physical than LA was, especially given how aggressive LA was on the glass. Kobe shot 6 for 24, LA shot 31% from the field and only 65% from the free throw line, and got bailed out by the refs. This game is as fishy as the 2002 LA-Kings playoff game. One NBA ref is already in federal prison for fixing games. Tim Donneghy, just by knowing which refs were calling a game, showed federal agents he could correctly predict 80% of NBA playoff winners. The NBA is fixed and rigged, just like the WWF. I really don't know why I waste so much time following this sport, when it's just a set up sports drama. I won't make the same mistake again.