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  1. SoCal10s

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    #10.. Derek Fisher is hitting his shots again..
    #9... Ron Artest hasn't been suspended for any post season games
    #8... We have better weather than Boston
    #7... it's illegal to light up the victory cigar in the Boston Garden
    #6... the luck of the Celtic leprechaun ran out for Ray Allen.. went from 8- 3 pointers to 0-13 ..in game 3..
    #5... Kobe and Phil wants this bad...
    #4... LaBron James is not in a Celtic uniform
    #3... Laker's courtside stars are more famous than Celtics's courtside stars...
    #2... more dead presidents are rooting for Lakers to win..
    #1... good thing the Celtics don't play in Colorado ,Kobe has a bad history there...
     
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    The whole Ray Allen thing really shocked me aha. But yeah, Kobe's consistency> Rondo, allen, pierce, garnett, etc...
     
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    Derek Fisher really came through. We just need one more road victory in this road stretch, and we got it! We'll finish this in 6.
     
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    Only thing good about the Lakers is Gasol & L. Walton. (BTW I don't follow pro basketball-lost interest around 1991, 1992) I like your reason #7.
     
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    The Celtics just flat out look old!
     
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    I like Lakers, always have been their fan and yes i want them to win this ..
     
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    I wouldn't underestimate the Celtics.

    They took out Cleveland in four.
    Orlando was rated #1 on the power rankings by some and they beat them.

    The Lakers had their 8 game home playoff winning streak broke by the Celtics.

    Allen was 0-13 and the Lakers still only won by 7, if Allen only went 4-13, not good by any means, the Celtics would have won.

    Celtics favored by 3.5 on thursday, should be a good game. :)
     
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    Long ways to go Lakers fans, huge game tonight. The Celtics have alot of weapons if theyre playing well.

    Go Celtics!
     
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    Celtics in 7....
     
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    There's no guarantee this would have helped, anyway. How'd having Lebron in a Cavs jersey work out for them?
     
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    Go Celtics. I just don't like Kobe, seems cocky. He's prob a nice guy though in real life. Paul Pierce is cocky as hell too, don't like him either.
     
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    Lakers ,like most of the NBA tams cannot stop LeBron.. celtics did..
     
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    'Cannot', or 'did not, this year'? Everything that falls into the 'what if?' category is debatable. I'm just saying that it wouldn't have been a guarantee.

    Full disclosure: I say all this as a Cavs fan. My family's from Cleveland, and I grew up thinking Mark Price was the coolest dude ever.
     
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    1) That's why I never jump off the D-Fish bandwagon. I've always loved this guy. He has hit, time and again, big shots for the Lake Show in the playoffs. He embraces those moments, and yeah, he came up big in the 4th when Kobe was throwing up brick after brick.
    2) Kobe was annoying me in game 3. He got too much in chucker-mode at some points in the game. In fairness to him, he's had to carry the team throughout the playoffs, aside from Fisher and Artest, effort-wise and he's been drilling those shots throughout the playoffs as well. But if you miss 5 shots in a row, you are probably off that night and need to drive and dish, set-up other players, or drive to the rim and try to lay it in/get to the FT line. The lane has been open for him all series. Instead of shooting off-balance leaning jumpers, take it all the way to the rim. But he is definitely giving it his all effort-wise, diving out of bounds, and playing great defense. 7 boards, 2 steals, and 3 blocks I believe for game 3. That's getting it done when you aren't having a great shooting night.


    1) They took out Cleveland in 6...
    2) Power rankings mean jack. It's all about match-ups.
    3) You can't say that. On the scoreboard, sure you can say if so-and-so made "X" more shots, they would have won. Just like if Kobe had shot 50%, they Celtics would have lost by double-digits. Who knows how the game would have changed/reacted if Ray hit more shots. Maybe Phil would have called a crucial timeout that slowed down Ray/Boston's momentum, or made an adjustment, etc. Maybe the Lakers would have reacted differently offensively?
     
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  16. SoCal10s

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    yeah,move those 2 guys to LA...
     
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    #11) The lakers have the best team, talent-wise and the best
    player in the NBA.
    #12) Kobe is more coachable now.
     
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    I agree on 1), 2) and 3). I guess that doesn't leave me much. :(

    The main point is that Boston has played way over their level, the Lakers are probably picked by any expert who knows anything.
    However Boston is playing very well for what they have, all season long they gave little indication that they could make the finals.
    Both the Cav's and Orlando were favored over Boston.
    I think LA will pull it out but Boston can stop them.

    Tonights game 4, Boston is favored by 3.5.
    Critical game for Boston, they'll have next to 0 chance going down 3-1 with 2 games left at LA. Not so critical for LA, a loss would tie it up and then they would have 2 outof 3 in LA.

    I expect Boston to come out blazing and high intensity, lets see if that gets them in foul trouble.
     
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    1.) Because Fedor predicted it.
     
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    Series tied. Bryant & Gasol were the only Lakers who showed up tonight. Glen Davis = 18 points? Lemar Odom was a hot diggity dog.

    This plus USC = bad day for LA

    That said, pressure is still on Boston--the next game is a must win for the Celtics because if they lose Game 5, no way they win back-to-back games---especially Game 7 in LA.
     
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    The slow mo shot of Glen Davis shouting and pumped up after making a play with drool dropping off his mouth was gross.
     
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    too bad they lost tonight.
     
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    Boston got the job done tonight as expected, that was where the smart money was.

    Game 5 is in Boston Sunday June 13 at 8:00 PM ET.
     
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    Um. What game were you watching dude? Gasol sure as Hell did NOT show up. 6 rebounds, 1 of which was offensive. Are you kidding me? The Lakers being out-rebounded 41-34 and 16-8 ORB (offensive rebounds) is completely unacceptable. Big Baby worked Pau Gasol like he was Hakeem freaking Olajuwon today. Lamar Odom had a couple of nice drives, but really makes dumb plays continuously. Artest was busy making his construction company, but still gave effort on the defensive end and hustle plays.

    The Celtic's bench and the Lakers retarded lack of strategy are to credit for this loss. Nate Rob and Big Baby really pulled through for the Celtics.
     
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    I agree with this. Kobe was really the only consistent Laker out there, and maybe Artest who was able to keep Pierce on a (slightly loose) leash. Game 5 now is a must-win for either LA or Boston.

    BTW, some ridiculous shot-making by Kobe last night. It's still quite a sight to behold, after all these years. Enjoy it while you can. We may never see his like again.
     
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    With Bynum a non-factor it allowed Big Baby and Perkins to push Gasol around a bit and control the paint and the boards. The Lakers are a different team w/o Bynum and the matchups go back to Boston's favor. The Boston defense, when playing well, also keeps Kobe away from the basket and shooting jumpers. The guy is incredible and will always put up some hefty point totals...but the Boston big guys are relatively quick and the team defense doesn't really allow Kobe to put up the sick numbers that he is capable of (so far!). I agree - the series hinges on Game 5.
     
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    Is that why he's called the "Big Baby"?
     
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  29. West Coast Ace

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    Laker fans are a lot like Nadal fans. They never lose; it's always about injuries...:rolleyes:
     
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    Whatever, the Celtics are doing what they've done all through the series, adjusting and winning. Taking what's given to them and shutting down the other teams strengths.
     
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    I assume because he was very (very, very) big as a kid and his face still looks very young. Still looks about 16.
     
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    Um.

    Stop crying...er, "dude"

    Gasol had no help. Don't blame him. YOUR team got pushed around and you can't blame Gasol as he is not (AND SHOULD NOT) be YOUR team's lo-post defensive presence. What basketball game did you watch....with an understanding of basketball? Stick to your "LA--lala-land" cheerleaders and spare me the "b-ball" schooling. LA? Great team, great franchise....clueless front-running "leave-early" fans.

    BTW..give my best to Dyan Cannon and "courtside Jack" :rolleyes:
     
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    Well put. This is what I have to put up with... (native) LA sports fans are ridiculous. You should hear the sports radio shows. The callers make Fedace, Suresh, and all the 12 yr old Nadal nutters sound like intellectuals...
     
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    The Celtics now go to LA, they already know they can win there, just need 1 game.
    They are a dangerous team, already beat 2 very good teams in Orlando and Cleveland.
     
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    ouch!....lol.

    Hey all kidding aside, this series is far from over should Bryant get some help on the offensive end. But more than that, it's on the defensive end that LA must step it up and while someone's shot may not be falling, there's no reason for "defense" to take the night off.

    And to that end, Boston's won 2 out of 3 games in which Ray Allen's "J" has gone on a mini-vacation and great shooters eventually regain their stroke (like in Game 2). It's been a spotty but somewhat intriguing series (helped out in part by these two teams long *Finals* history ... Kobe-Lebron matchups aside). Game 6: I think LA will come out of the gate and look to turn it into a track meet (getting out on the break) and defensively I expect Bryant and Artest to turn up the volume. Bad news for them is Bynum's bum wheel.
     
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    This series isn't over that's for sure, LA has some great talent so you can't count them out. The point spread is 6.5 in the Lakers favor, Boston only had a 3.5 spread at home.

    I don't think LA can make it a track meet if Bynum is playing, he can't make it down the court very well now.

    Boston knows they can win at LA so that helps, should be a real war on tuesday.
     
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  37. West Coast Ace

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    Want to read some of the hysterics? I work with DJ Q*be - very normal, smart guy - EXCEPT for his delusions about the NBA:

    http://forums.lakersground.net/viewtopic.php?t=113737

    This is his new 'theory'; used to think it was the refs - he'd find out which refs were working Laker games and predict wins or losses. Too funny.
     
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    During Game 5, the Celtics outplayed the Lakers...they played great! Great defense and nice ways to set points....
     
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  39. West Coast Ace

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    I agree. As opposed to the Laker's D which allowed Boston to shoot 56% - that's pretty sad for the NBA finals.
     
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    game 7 .. coming up in LaLa land... Lakers looking good to win ...
     
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    And the #1 reason why Lakers will win again: Stalinist NBA goons (refs) will gift La La land's p*ssies a free-throw every bloody minute!
     
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    This was great game for the Lakers. Right off the bat, they established themselves on the defensive end and really took it to the Celtics. The crowd was great tonight and really helped the Lakers keep up the momentum throughout the first-half. This was a reverse of game 5. Celtic's fans were really frustrated with their team's effort and I don't blame them. It's how watching game 5 as a Laker fan felt.

    It's been nice to see from game 3-6 the refs back off and let them play more. I'm expecting a tough game 7 and hopefully an epic one with the Lakers coming out on top. The bench came up huge tonight where Boston's was virtually non-existent. The bench players always perform better at home with the crowd support. Boston's bench cannot be so severely outplayed as they were tonight. However, everybody on the Lakers' bench played well tonight and who knows if they will repeat that performance with the pressure of a game 7. I think game 7 is more going to be reflective and dependent on the stars, as is expected. Particularly since the stars will be playing more minutes since it's the last game. It was also nice to see Gasol get his confidence back and establish his game again. His effort was there all night, not giving up on plays, smiling, etc. If the Lakers come with their best effort and the Celtics come with theirs, it should be a great game and sure to entertain. That's what I'm hoping for.

    Anyways, go Lake Show!! Bring home another one.
     
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    Boston who ...

    So there ... 'nuff said ... Lakers are world champions!
     
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    Yee haw!! The Lakers won!!
     
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    You were dead on. 21 attempts in the 4th. Plus a Gasol bucket that was shown in the replay to be a travel.:-?
     
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    ^ Say that again!

    I woke up and saw the last moments of the game only (on my way to work - it's early morning here in Europe) and at that moment - about 6 minutes remaining on the clock) the score was exactly equal.

    All I saw was one soft freethrow after freethrow after freethrow. So the end result was inevitable.
     
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  47. West Coast Ace

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    That's funny. And ironic since Laker fans think the refs are out to get them. I didn't even bother watching. NBA is a flawed product. NCAA college ball is much better.
     
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    I thought the refs called a good game. They let the players play for the most part but toward the end the Celts were tired and committed too many fouls. The Lakers dominated the boards so they created many foul opportunities for themselves. As for the travelling non-call against Gasol - I agree but in realtime it was almost impossible for the ref to see.
     
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    They did let them play... until the 4th quarter. I like when 7 ft. 250 lb. Pau Gasol is coming up the court with the ball and around mid-court runs into a still or nearly still Paul Pierce and flops backwards and throws his hands in the air like he'd been electrocuted. The 4th was a bunch of nonsense, thy reverted back to 1st quarter game 6 mode. Just hand it to the Lakers who were just down by 13. Disgraceful. Won't be seeing that game on ESPN Classic. The Lakers would also like to give a big shout out to Ray Allen. I mean, WTF happened to his stroke?

    The Celts were also taking a lot of dumb shots in the 4th, but it's not like they could be aggressive since they were getting the hell knocked out of them and no calls.
     
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    Agreed. Quality NBA reffing, as always. Ticky tack fouls for 6 games, then let them play roller derby in the 7th game. I'm with West Coast Ace; I can barely even watch the NBA anymore. I'll take NCAA bball any day. Allen, KG, Baby Davis had ~ one good game a piece. No one on the Celtics, with the exception of Rondo, played clutch. I mean, our UK man even popped a 3 in the waning seconds. :)
     
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