1. Kobe Bryant is amazing. With any kind of support tonight, the Lakers would be on the verge of another NBA championship. The fact that Boston played well - very well - and the fact that the rest of the Lakers played poorly - very poorly - is a testament to Kobe's ability. This game should have been a blowout, and the only reason it wasn't was Kobe Bryant.
2. Doris Burke is the best sideline reporter I've ever seen. I still am not convinced that sideline reporters need to exist, but she is great. Even Phil Jackson, who for some odd reason seems to delight in being a jerk with sideline reporters (and with clowns like Craig Sager having the job, I can't say I blame him), gives her respect and answers her questions.