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.
Last night in Los Angeles, the Lakers held the Celtics to the second-lowest point total in Finals history, in a resounding 89-67 victory that sets up a winner-take-all Game Seven on Thursday night.
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.