The NBA season, which began a few days before Halloween, when leaves were dropping from trees, when mid-autumn chill was in the air, will stretch to only a few days before the start of summer before finally bidding us farewell.
And none too soon.
Los Angeles put their foot on Boston's throat in this one early, and never relented, quickly building a double-digit lead that grew to 20 by the half, and coasted through a second half wherein the Celtics never got into any kind of rhythm. Boston fell prey to stagnant offense, helped in large part by a much more dynamic defensive effort by the Lakers than in earlier games.
But enough about this. It is what it is. The Yankees will indeed be playing a Game Seven, with Whitey Ford going up against the Dodgers' Don Drysdale. Okay, just kidding, but...two more days and the marathon will be over, and one franchise with a ridiculous number of trophies will defeat another franchise with a ridiculous amount, while, in Cleveland, we never seem to know what tomorrow will bring.