To Make The Leap: an Ode to Game 5


The final horn had sounded,
The players all embraced,
The crowd was going wild
For the foe had been displaced.
But the trophy was not won this day,
The champion not crowned.
For the Los Angeles Lakers
Did not give up their ground.

The Celtics played with fervor,
And had answered every blow,
From the three-point line they countered
Like archers at the bow.
They owned the lane and middle,
They fought for each rebound.
But the Los Angeles Lakers
Did not give up their ground.
Paul Pierce was more than stellar.
He drove and shot with ease.
If all the games were played like this
He’d have six MVPs.
And enough can not be said
For the sixth and seventh men
James Posey jumped on all loose balls
And House was hot…again.
Doc played the right players,
He called the right time-outs,
As if an Aurebach
Was there to quell his doubts.
The tide seemed to be turning,
A 19-point lead dispersed,
and Lakers fans throughout the world
readied for the worst.
But, faced against this onslaught
The Lakers were unwavered
They saw the challenge that was set
And that they weren’t favored.
They stayed within their game
Until their defense came around
And the Los Angeles Lakers
Did not give up their ground.

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