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Dialing up the intensity

By Mark Shanahan
June 16, 2008

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Seeking their first NBA title in 22 years, the Celtics had to contend last night not only with Kobe Bryant 's crew but also with an energized crowd. Criticized for having zero zeal during the Finals, LA's chardonnay-swilling fans came alive in Game 5. Maybe they were responding to LA Times columnist Bill Plaschke , who accused the Lakers' pleated ... (Full article: 1088 words)

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