A few links and items to pass the time until the 9:00pm tipoff.
Bill Simmons will have another Cover It Live in-game chat tonight on ESPN.com, but it will start at 8:00pm tonight.
Game Preview: NBA Finals, Game 7 – Celtics at Lakers- Marc D’Amico of Celtics.com has the preview.
Pierce on brink of joining royalty - Chris Mannix has Paul Pierce embracing the moment and looking to add to his legacy.
Kobe’s legacy on the line in Game 7 - Mitch Lawrence says Kobe has the most to gain and lose tonight.
Why the Celtics will win Game 7 - Chris Forsberg tries to boost your confidence.
Why the Lakers will win Game 7 - Andy Kamenetzky does the opposite.
With legacies and a title on the line, these factors could decide Game 7 - Lee Jenkins tries to sort out what’s going to happen.
Lots of Legacies at Stake in Game 7 - Kevin Henkin looks at what’s at stake.
Perk or No Perk, the Celtics Got This - Jon Duke examines how the Celtics will fill in for Perkins.
Celtics, Lakers feel electricity of Game 7 - Marc J. Spears talks to those who have been there before.
Win or lose, Celtics will do it together - Mark Kriegal calls the Celtics chances of winning tonight “slim, at best.”
Desperate teams should make for epic Game 7 - Todd Behrendt says nothing about tonight is predictable.
Ray Allen talks a good game about not talking - Steve Buckley with an afternoon column on Ray Allen, perhaps playing his last game as a Celtic.
Globe Sports editor Joe Sullivan and Chad Finn preview tonight’s game:
Bob Ryan also weighs in.
Bill O’Brien comes over to talk - Albert Breer with what the QB coach had to say today.