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JordansBulls
09-08-2008, 10:02 AM
PSD NBA FINALS

Boston vs. LA LAKERS
Winner: Vote here!

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Each poll will have a voting time of 7 days. This applies to each matchup until an NBA Champion has been determined.



PSD CONFERENCE WINNERS- PLAYOFFS - PREDICTIONS


EASTERN FINALS

Boston vs. Detroit
Winner: Boston, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266979)


WESTERN FINALS

LA Lakers vs. Houston
Winner: LA Lakers, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266980)



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Each poll will have a voting time of 7 days. This applies to each matchup until an NBA Champion has been determined.



PSD EASTERN CONFERENCE - PLAYOFFS - PREDICTIONS


EASTERN FINALS

Boston vs. Detroit
Winner: Boston, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266979)

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SEMIFINALS

Boston vs. Philadelphia
Winner: Boston, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264610)

Detroit vs. Orlando
Winner: Detroit, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264615)


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FIRST ROUND

Boston vs. Miami
Winner: Boston, 4-1 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262916)

Philadelphia vs. Cleveland
Winner: Philadelphia, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263588)

Orlando vs. Toronto
Winner: Orlando, 4-3 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262915)

Detroit vs. Washington
Winner: Detroit, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263583)



The total of votes for each team will be counted (all 4 options together) and the team with the higher total wins. Eventually, the result will be the option with the most votes (out of 4 options) of the team that has the most votes altogether.



Example:

If the option which has been voted most out of all 8 in the poll is "New York in 6" (20 votes), it doesn't necessarily mean that New York has won. If New York has 50 votes (New York in 4, 5, 6 & 7 altogether), but Charlotte has 55 votes (Charlotte in 4, 5, 6 & 7 altogether), Charlotte is the winner, although it didn't have the most votes in any of its 4 single options. The option with the most votes of the winner (Charlotte) is the final result.

Let's say:
New York in 4 = 10 votes
New York in 5 = 5 votes
New York in 6 = 20 votes
New York in 7 = 15 votes
Total = 50 votes

Now lets say Charlotte has
Charlotte in 4 = 12
Charlotte in 5 = 13
Charlotte in 6 = 17
Charlotte in 7 = 13
Total = 55 votes
The winner would be Charlotte in 6 since they would have the most votes total overall and thus the option for them that was voted the most is Charlotte in 6 would become the final result.


EASTERN CONFERENCE - Regular Season

Click the team name for poll results. The 8 best records in each conference have been determined. According to league rules, the seedings are as follows

(1) Boston (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258905) - Atlantic Division
(2) Detroit (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259509) - Central Division
(3) Orlando (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260351) - Southeast Division
(4) Philadelphia (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260865) - Atlantic Division
(5) Cleveland (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261432) - Central Division
(6) Toronto (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261877) - Atlantic Division
(7) Washington (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262232) - Southeast Division
(8) Miami (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262630) - Southeast Division







PSD WESTERN CONFERENCE - PLAYOFFS - PREDICTIONS



WESTERN FINALS

LA Lakers vs. Houston
Winner: LA Lakers, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266980)

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SEMIFINALS

LA Lakers vs. San Antonio
Winner: LA Lakers, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264620)

Houston vs. New Orleans
Winner: Houston, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264626)


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FIRST ROUND

LA Lakers vs. Portland
Winner: LA Lakers, 4-1 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262911)

Utah vs. San Antonio
Winner: San Antonio, 4-3 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263580)





Houston vs Phoenix
Winner: Houston, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262913)

New Orleans vs Dallas
Winner: New Orleans, 4-2 (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263577)


The total of votes for each team will be counted (all 4 options together) and the team with the higher total wins. Eventually, the result will be the option with the most votes (out of 4 options) of the team that has the most votes altogether.


Example:

If the option which has been voted most out of all 8 in the poll is "Memphis in 6" (20 votes), it doesn't necessarily mean that Memphis has won. If Memphis has 50 votes (Memphis in 4, 5, 6 & 7 altogether), but New Orleans has 55 votes (New Orleans in 4, 5, 6 & 7 altogether), New Orleans is the winner, although it didn't have the most votes in any of its 4 single options. The option with the most votes of the winner (New Orleans) is the final result.

Let's say:
Memphis in 4 = 10 votes
Memphis in 5 = 5 votes
Memphis in 6 = 20 votes
Memphis in 7 = 15 votes
Total = 50 votes

Now lets say New Orleans has
New Orleans in 4 = 12
New Orleans in 5 = 13
New Orleans in 6 = 17
New Orleans in 7 = 13
Total = 55 votes
The winner would be New Orleans in 6 since they would have the most votes total overall and thus the option for them that was voted the most is New Orleans in 6 would become the final result.



WESTERN CONFERENCE - Regular Season

Click the team name for poll results. The 8 best records in each conference have been determined. According to league rules, the seedings are as follows

(1) LA Lakers (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258909) - Pacific Division
(2) New Orleans (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259506) - Southwest Division
(3) Houston (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260362) - Southwest Division
(4) Utah (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261433) - Northwest Division - (5th best record)
(5) San Antonio (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260868) - Southwest Division - (4th best record)
(6) Phoenix (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=261876) - Pacific Division
(7) Dallas (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262234) - Southwest Division
(8) Portland (http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262633) - Pacific Division

MarioVI
09-08-2008, 10:25 AM
I just beleive that the age on the Celtics, versus the Lakers youth and hunger(with the addition of AB and the substraction of Posey) are the difference this year, plus there was a report of an injury to Odom during the finals last year.

still1ballin
09-08-2008, 10:53 AM
Lakers in 6! Sweet revenge!

ertanozgur
09-08-2008, 11:18 AM
I just beleive that the age on the Celtics, versus the Lakers youth and hunger(with the addition of AB and the substraction of Posey) are the difference this year, plus there was a report of an injury to Odom during the finals last year.



yeah i agree...and also i doubt the celtics can reach the finals

MTar786
09-08-2008, 11:45 AM
kobe injury free plus bynum back with pau gasol playing pf now plus one year of extra chemistry plus better more experienced players is a bigger difference maker than what the celts offer. one year older team, posey-less, and the fact that their hunger for a title is over with now.. lakers in 5 or 6

Faneik
09-08-2008, 12:07 PM
Celtics in 6.

You guys have no answer for KG.

You're going to win this poll though, b/c of the huge ammount of Laker's fans in PSD.

JordansBulls
09-08-2008, 12:34 PM
kobe injury free plus bynum back with pau gasol playing pf now plus one year of extra chemistry plus better more experienced players is a bigger difference maker than what the celts offer. one year older team, posey-less, and the fact that their hunger for a title is over with now.. lakers in 5 or 6

Kobe is injury free??? :confused:

He is about to have surgery.

Also we could say that Pierce is injury free as well. Remember he played with a busted knee.

yojoe792
09-08-2008, 12:46 PM
If both sides are healthy, it's too close. 7 games for sure. But with 2 centers, and a 6'11 small forward, I think the Lakers are too big for the Celtics, and then there is Kobe.

Lakes in 7.

still1ballin
09-08-2008, 01:21 PM
Kobe is injury free??? :confused:

He is about to have surgery.

Also we could say that Pierce is injury free as well. Remember he played with a busted knee.

Yes, he still had the injured finger, but when the finals come, he will be injured free and JB dont bring that crap that pierce was playing with a busted knee, that is all bullcrap

JordansBulls
09-08-2008, 02:27 PM
Yes, he still had the injured finger, but when the finals come, he will be injured free and JB dont bring that crap that pierce was playing with a busted knee, that is all bullcrap


He got injured in game 1 and got pulled off on a wheelchair. He came back and was playing hobbled and then had a knee brace on him the rest of the series and took home finals mvp. That was outstanding for a player to do that.

still1ballin
09-08-2008, 02:56 PM
He got injured in game 1 and got pulled off on a wheelchair. He came back and was playing hobbled and then had a knee brace on him the rest of the series and took home finals mvp. That was outstanding for a player to do that.

OH yes he got pulled off a wheel chair, and then pierce coming out of the tunnel jumping all pumped up like if nothing happened ready to check back into the game and then hitting back to back three pointers......yeah JB he was REALLY playing "hobbled"

Antbanks21
09-08-2008, 02:56 PM
Lakers in 6

Lakers get Bynum back to play defence plus a healthy Ariza & a healthy Mihm that should give us plenty to play defence which we lacked last year + no more Posey

AgentViet
09-08-2008, 03:28 PM
Lakers in 7.

23LBJCleBrowns
09-08-2008, 03:30 PM
This Isnt Gonna Be The Finals!

JMan17
09-08-2008, 03:43 PM
Kobe is injury free??? :confused:

He is about to have surgery.

Also we could say that Pierce is injury free as well. Remember he played with a busted knee.

you are so much smarter then to believe that bull crap dude. Everybody (except possible celtic homers) knows that the wheelchair thing was the most bull crap thing ever!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysT8RA6JQks&feature=related

take it from lebron :D

anyway lakers in 6 with the addition of bynum this time and posey and p.j. brown not being there any more and a 1 year older team.

with the lakers youth and talent, lakers got it in the bag.

lakers in 6

LAKERS 24/7
09-08-2008, 03:58 PM
Boston aint got that same fire and a weaker bench than last year.

Lakers have the motivation of revenge, and hopefully all their players healthy.

Lakers in 6

bostncelts34
09-08-2008, 04:20 PM
Celtics in 6.

You guys have no answer for KG.

You're going to win this poll though, b/c of the huge ammount of Laker's fans in PSD.

EXactly lol.

I love low lakers fans keep saying AB is coming back. Perkins DOMINATED bynum in the two times they played.

Celtics have a yera of chemistry under there belt now, and Rondo and Perk are only gonna get better.

Celtics in 6. Although obviously the lakers will win this poll.

SeoulBeatz
09-08-2008, 04:34 PM
id have to say with a repaired kobe and a healthy bynum the lakers will take this is 7.

the celtics also lost James Posey who was key to their success.

SeoulBeatz
09-08-2008, 04:37 PM
EXactly lol.

I love low lakers fans keep saying AB is coming back. Perkins DOMINATED bynum in the two times they played.

Celtics have a yera of chemistry under there belt now, and Rondo and Perk are only gonna get better.

Celtics in 6. Although obviously the lakers will win this poll.

Perkins didnt dominate, he played better than bynum in the two matchups they had.

and the same thing about chemistry can be said about Kobe and Gasol. Throw in Bynum who is developing into a very good center and the Celtics losing James Posey and the big 3 being one year older, and id say that the Lakers have a waaaay better chance than they did last year to overthrow ur celtics.

just trying to give two sides to the argument.

yojoe792
09-08-2008, 04:58 PM
Also we could say that Pierce is injury free as well. Remember he played with a busted knee.

:laugh2:















:pity:
Come on man, you watch enough basketball to the point where you can't actually believe that was real. The guy was practically crying, it looked as if his leg was chopped off, then he comes out 3 minutes later jumping up and down and running full speed??? WOW.

You know better.:down:

mamba24
09-08-2008, 05:06 PM
Celtics in 6.

You guys have no answer for KG.

You're going to win this poll though, b/c of the huge ammount of Laker's fans in PSD.

first off i am a die hard lakers fan. the celtics won cuz they werre a better team. i will give that to you. its the truth. but it wasnt kg that we didnt have an answer for... pierce was the reason you guys won. kg cant beat bynum pau and odom... maybe just one of them but not all three... kg was not unstoppable in the finals.

superkegger
09-08-2008, 05:25 PM
With Bynum and Ariza at full health, the Lakers would eventually win it in 7.

BRADfromOZ
09-08-2008, 05:37 PM
Celtics in 6. Although obviously the lakers will win this poll.
+1

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-08-2008, 06:12 PM
Lakers in 5 or 6, because Posey is gone and Bynum/Ariza is in. Plus Kobe will have a new finger built.

goku
09-08-2008, 07:36 PM
pau- cant stop kg

celtics in 7

bostncelts34
09-08-2008, 07:43 PM
Perkins didnt dominate, he played better than bynum in the two matchups they had.

and the same thing about chemistry can be said about Kobe and Gasol. Throw in Bynum who is developing into a very good center and the Celtics losing James Posey and the big 3 being one year older, and id say that the Lakers have a waaaay better chance than they did last year to overthrow ur celtics.

just trying to give two sides to the argument.

agreed. BUT all these lakers fans using the "chemistry" thing works just the same for the celtics. Age will NOT affect boston this year. Kg is KG pierce is only 31 and ray is a shooter, age doesnt matter in that facet of the game really.

Only thing i see being key in this rematch series is the loss of Posey. Which hopefully, if Mile's knee holds up, he can be our athletic defender off the bench, along with T.A.

Rondo,Perkin's,powe and davis will all develop more next year as well.

da wood
09-08-2008, 07:52 PM
as a lakers fa since i can remeber somewhere back in the 80's i do believe thet lakers will win it in 5 something about having something to prove.

tsb77
09-08-2008, 07:54 PM
Celtics will take it, pau is too soft to take on KG

LAKERS 24/7
09-08-2008, 08:43 PM
some of the things people are saying here just amaze me. some posters here have such little basketball knowledge, they just rely on the media.

IversonIsKrazy
09-08-2008, 08:49 PM
to me lakers have the edge.

celtics off-season: lost posey, got older, championship hunger is gone

lakers off-season: lost turiaf, still young but now experienced, got bynum

I would say lakers would have an edge an win in 7. but home-court is neccary, if celtics got home-court advantage, imma have to go w/ c's in 7.

overall though: whoever has home-court will win in 7.

MTar786
09-08-2008, 10:04 PM
Kobe is injury free??? :confused:

He is about to have surgery.

Also we could say that Pierce is injury free as well. Remember he played with a busted knee.

lol u make it sound like his knee exploded.. it wasnt even enough to keep him out of the whole game lol. kobe injury was on his finger.. which messes ur shot up.. theres a big diff. n it seems like most people agree according to the one sided voting.

ARMIN12NBA
09-08-2008, 10:16 PM
The Celtics lost Posey (the reason they came back in game 4). They didn't really add anybody. The Lakers only loss Turiaf. They add Bynum, Ariza, and Powell to that squad.

The Celtics are also a year older while the Lakers are still a young team. Not to mention that the Celtics were playing on pure motivation and fumes last year. A chunk of that is lost after winning the ship. The Lakers have a bunch of added motivation after losing in the Finals.

Lakers in 6.

JordansBulls
09-08-2008, 11:13 PM
lol u make it sound like his knee exploded.. it wasnt even enough to keep him out of the whole game lol. kobe injury was on his finger.. which messes ur shot up.. theres a big diff. n it seems like most people agree according to the one sided voting.

You make an excuse for Pierce's injury and saying it wasn't a big deal and then bring up someone's pinky being injured as if that is more legit?

That is absolutely ridiculous.

As a matter of fact, he shot better with that injured finger than he did all year.

MTar786
09-08-2008, 11:33 PM
You make an excuse for Pierce's injury and saying it wasn't a big deal and then bring up someone's pinky being injured as if that is more legit?

That is absolutely ridiculous.

As a matter of fact, he shot better with that injured finger than he did all year.

do u watch basketball?

JordansBulls
09-08-2008, 11:36 PM
do u watch basketball?

Do you? As a matter of fact do you even look at the numbers as well?

The Numbers show that he shot better once he had the injured pinky than when he was fully healthy.

MTar786
09-08-2008, 11:48 PM
Do you? As a matter of fact do you even look at the numbers as well?

The Numbers show that he shot better once he had the injured pinky than when he was fully healthy.


honestly man.. are u really gonna try to tell me people play better ball with an injury like that? well, in that case...

shaq should break his arm.. maybe he'll snap back into the shaq of old!!

JordansBulls
09-08-2008, 11:56 PM
honestly man.. are u really gonna try to tell me people play better ball with an injury like that? well, in that case...

shaq should break his arm.. maybe he'll snap back into the shaq of old!!

Are you that much of a hypocrite? You say Kobe's pinky was jacked, but yet he shot 45.9% in the season while his fg% went up in the playoffs with that same injured finger. In fact, the numbers showed his fg% went up to 48% in the season once he got his finger injured. It was less than 45% prior to that point. That is why it improved to 45.9% by season's end.
Next you try to say Pierce's injury was nothing major or serious even though he got pulled off the court and was in a knee brace the rest of the series.

ARMIN12NBA
09-09-2008, 12:10 AM
Are you that much of a hypocrite? You say Kobe's pinky was jacked, but yet he shot 45.9% in the season while his fg% went up in the playoffs with that same injured finger. In fact, the numbers showed his fg% went up to 48% in the season once he got his finger injured. It was less than 45% prior to that point. That is why it improved to 45.9% by season's end.
Next you try to say Pierce's injury was nothing major or serious even though he got pulled off the court and was in a knee brace the rest of the series.

Who cares if he got pulled off the court? Does that mean he was really injured? He was being overly dramatic. He said it himself.

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 12:12 AM
just proves that u know how wrong u are in this matter n how little sense u make.. 'A player getting injured makes them better' i swear u should do stand up comedy or something

Who said it makes you better? I said he shot better with that so called injured pinky. Simply put I was presenting and stating the facts on what the results were.
Besides he wasn't hurt one bit.

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 12:14 AM
Who cares if he got pulled off the court? Does that mean he was really injured? He was being overly dramatic. He said it himself.

When you need a wheelchair then you are hurt.

MTar786
09-09-2008, 12:16 AM
ok jordanbulls. ur the man.. im wrong ur right.. kobe wasnt hurt one bit.. he just chose to wear that piece on his hands cuz he wanted to jeopordize his championship chances.. pierces injury was a career threatening injury.. i cant believe he made it!!

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 12:19 AM
ok jordanbulls. ur the man.. im wrong ur right.. kobe wasnt hurt one bit.. he just chose to wear that piece on his hands cuz he wanted to jeopordize his championship chances.. pierces injury was a career threatening injury.. i cant believe he made it!!

I'm not saying you have to accept what I mentioned, I am saying you have to be fair. You were essentially saying that Pierce's injury was nothing and then blowing Kobe's out of proportion as if that was the reason he didn't play well.

ARMIN12NBA
09-09-2008, 12:25 AM
When you need a wheelchair then you are hurt.

Not really. Like I said before. He was being overly dramatic. He admitted himself. He took an MRI after the series and it turned out that nothing was wrong. He was fine.

G-Funk
09-09-2008, 12:27 AM
Kobe is injury free??? :confused:

He is about to have surgery.

Also we could say that Pierce is injury free as well. Remember he played with a busted knee.

That's arguable.

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 12:30 AM
Not really. Like I said before. He was being overly dramatic. He admitted himself. He took an MRI after the series and it turned out that nothing was wrong. He was fine.

He mentioned he still hadn't taken one. There was a link I posted in the Celtics forum regarding it.


Anyway, this thread has gotten off course. It was the reason I created the other one regarding the injury earlier.

G-Funk
09-09-2008, 12:36 AM
Do you? As a matter of fact do you even look at the numbers as well?

The Numbers show that he shot better once he had the injured pinky than when he was fully healthy.

Actually he's shot got better because he got Gasol.

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 12:39 AM
Actually he shot better because he got Gasol.

October 1 1 43 13 32 1 3 18 27 0 8 4 4 1 5 4 45 .406 .333 .667 43.0 45.0 8.0 4.0
November 15 15 545 134 284 27 75 102 113 12 90 75 24 9 46 36 397 .472 .360 .903 36.3 26.5 6.0 5.0
December 14 14 515 126 301 25 80 95 112 18 88 69 32 7 48 33 372 .419 .313 .848 36.8 26.6 6.3 4.9
January 14 14 555 142 304 25 65 110 136 22 92 83 25 4 52 35 419 .467 .385 .809 39.6 29.9 6.6 5.9
February 15 15 593 140 276 22 66 106 120 13 75 88 31 10 49 45 408 .507 .333 .883 39.5 27.2 5.0 5.9
March 15 15 639 159 361 29 80 126 156 16 110 78 23 5 41 49 473 .440 .363 .808 42.6 31.5 7.3 5.2
April 8 8 302 61 132 21 46 66 78 13 54 44 12 4 16 25 209 .462


In february he did, but after he was no better than he was earlier in the year.

ARMIN12NBA
09-09-2008, 12:40 AM
He mentioned he still hadn't taken one. There was a link I posted in the Celtics forum regarding it.


Anyway, this thread has gotten off course. It was the reason I created the other one regarding the injury earlier.

Whatever you want to believe my friend. Nobody who has a severe injury can walk without a limp and as comfortably as he did as the series went on. By the end, he was perfectly fine and walking normally.

G-Funk
09-09-2008, 12:53 AM
Im not bringing the hunger factor cause all teams are hungry to win every year, it applies to every team. Age is not going to be a factor or an excuse to why the Celtics are going to lose, and yes I want Lakers to win but im going to state my case as to why I think they will. 1. We got Bynum back that's a double double almost automatically,it gives us another scoring threat, a defensive presence, it will take pressure out of our first 2 options. 2. Gasol will move down to a more finesse position, He won't get bullied by the stronger man(Perkins). If you recall, Gasol played Garnett extremely well when Perkins was out. 3. Lamar Odom moves down to 3, now he won't get outsized by KG, he is working on his lateral movements this summer, he will be a lot better than any SF we had all year.

bostncelts34
09-09-2008, 12:58 AM
i dont know why people keep saying celtics will not be motivated. Do you guys remember..we have KG. You actually think he will let ANYONE on this celtics roster slack at any point? no. 100% every game. hungry, every game.

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 01:03 AM
Here was the link where Pierce and KG talked about winning the title and how once you taste success you want it even more.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=235351

G-Funk
09-09-2008, 01:08 AM
i dont know why people keep saying celtics will not be motivated. Do you guys remember..we have KG. You actually think he will let ANYONE on this celtics roster slack at any point? no. 100% every game. hungry, every game.

I can't really tell you why I think that the Celtics will win, but all I know is that age and will won't be a factor as far as the Celtics go, what I can do is point out some things to why I think the Lakers will win.

JMan17
09-09-2008, 01:10 AM
i dont know why people keep saying celtics will not be motivated. Do you guys remember..we have KG. You actually think he will let ANYONE on this celtics roster slack at any point? no. 100% every game. hungry, every game.

KG? yea and I'm sure he will come through in the clutch when you need him right? (oh wait he does i forgot) dude you make it sound like that lakers have no answer for him when they actually did, it was just pierce and ray they had trouble with.

Also most likely Bynum will Guard KG since he's a better shot blocker, Defense and Stronger. Gasol would be guarding Perkins and Perkins is no threat at all and Gasol can handle him like a blanket covering a bed.

KG is not gonna score 40 for you, in fact maybe not even 20 with Bynum guarding him, you gotta hope that all of the shooters go nuts.

lakers in 6.

ARMIN12NBA
09-09-2008, 01:25 AM
The Lakers held KG to 42% shooting and PP to 43% shooting. The Lakers just couldn't contain Ray Allen who shot 50% from the floor and James Posey who shot 50%.

Antbanks21
09-09-2008, 04:06 AM
1.Bynum on Garnett - Bynum is long and has better Defence than Gasol.
2.Gasol on Perkins- Gasol isn't much of a threat on the Defensive end but Perkins isn't a threat on the offensive end.
3.Lamar on Pierce- Lamar's length should trouble Pierce even though Pierce will get his
4.Fisher and Rondo are about the same
5.Kobe on Ray Allen- Kobe!!! enough said.

innovator
09-09-2008, 05:08 AM
the lakers w/o bynum and w/ an unhealthy kobe,fisher,ariza won 2 games against a celtics team w/ posey,cassell(both contributed)

what more if kobe,fisher,ariza and bynum are healthy? and posey and cassell are now gone?

and as for faneiks first post saying that the lakers have no answer for kg is WRONG, cuz the lakers defended kg very well in the last finals holding him to 41% shooting i think... plus the celtics arent hungry anymore as last time and the lakers are hungrier

so LAKERS IN 6

and pierce wouldnt be allowed to do his acting job next time

Faneik
09-09-2008, 06:27 AM
@innovator:

Garnett in the Finals:
18.2 pts / 13 rbs / 43% --> his defense intensity doesn't appear in his stats.

If you knew Garnett's game you'd know it's not only about the stats, it's about his intensity, putting his teammates and the crowd pumped up! --> You have no answer to that intensity!

Celtics won't be hungry?
You're dead WRONG!!! Garnett and Pierce will be hungry as hell.

Tom81
09-09-2008, 06:59 AM
LA Lakers in 7

Lakersfan2483
09-09-2008, 07:24 AM
If these two teams meet, I have the Lakers in 6 games. I actually think the Cavs will beat the Celtics, especially with the addition of M. Williams. Lakers vs. Cavs in the 2008-09 finals. LA in 6 over the Cavs.

To answer the thread, LA in 6 because we have guys moving back to their natural positions and we have a healthy Bynum down low. The Celtics lost a key player in Posey. It would be a tough series, but I believe LA has the better team when healthy.

Nighthawk
09-09-2008, 07:54 AM
i refuse to vote.


after voting on the center thread and seeing Bynum as the fourth best center...whats the point of these??? To find out who has more fans?? Lakers wouldnt stand a chance. Celtics are a defensive team. I dont care who the lakers have and whos healthy. We can defend anyone and thats why we'd win.

Manos
09-09-2008, 08:09 AM
i refuse to vote.


after voting on the center thread and seeing Bynum as the fourth best center...whats the point of these???.

exactly...

JordansBulls
09-09-2008, 08:45 AM
i refuse to vote.


after voting on the center thread and seeing Bynum as the fourth best center...whats the point of these??? To find out who has more fans?? Lakers wouldnt stand a chance. Celtics are a defensive team. I dont care who the lakers have and whos healthy. We can defend anyone and thats why we'd win.


:speechless:
How was Bynum voted 4th? That is freaking ridiculous. The guy has played like a few good games.

bostncelts34
09-09-2008, 10:05 AM
i refuse to vote.


after voting on the center thread and seeing Bynum as the fourth best center...whats the point of these??? To find out who has more fans?? Lakers wouldnt stand a chance. Celtics are a defensive team. I dont care who the lakers have and whos healthy. We can defend anyone and thats why we'd win.

exactly. its a popularity contest.

LAKERS 24/7
09-09-2008, 01:51 PM
i refuse to vote.


after voting on the center thread and seeing Bynum as the fourth best center...whats the point of these??? To find out who has more fans?? Lakers wouldnt stand a chance. Celtics are a defensive team. I dont care who the lakers have and whos healthy. We can defend anyone and thats why we'd win.

There is so many other factors involved than who can play better defense. Otherwise, San Antonio would have made it out of the west for like 10 straight years.

Nighthawk
09-09-2008, 02:47 PM
^^Dude. I understand it isnt all defense. But this Celtics team has Ray, Paul or K.G who can score whenever they want against you guys. Ive already seen it happen. Our team defense is something ive never seen. Its flat out amazing. I dont need some silly PSD poll to determine who is the better team.

LAKERS 24/7
09-09-2008, 03:31 PM
Whatever you say buddy, I still believe that my team is better, I guess we'll find out in June. I know we'll be in the finals, I hope to see you there so we can whoop yo ***. :D

G-Funk
09-09-2008, 03:34 PM
^^Dude. I understand it isnt all defense. But this Celtics team has Ray, Paul or K.G who can score whenever they want against you guys. Ive already seen it happen. Our team defense is something ive never seen. Its flat out amazing. I dont need some silly PSD poll to determine who is the better team.

I uderstand when you say that you have the better team, until proven wrong, but to actually think that yuore going to play agaisnt the same team is completely trash, First of all no way no how are you going play against the same defense you played in the finals, Lakers are going to be a much better defensive team after being exposed, no more easy layups once Bynum plays center, Gasol won't look so soft against a finesse player like Garnett, and Odom won't get outsized by a bigger player. Also it's going be a lot tougher to defend our team once we improve @ 5, 4, and 3. Pierce didn't have to worry about any Sf we had last year, he raped our Sf's but Lamar is a much better player than all of them put together. So yes we all seen it happen against a whole different team.

yaowowrocket11
09-09-2008, 05:34 PM
Lakers in 7 games

Even though the Rockets will be in the Finals! :D

AllTheWay
09-09-2008, 05:51 PM
Celtics in 6.

You guys have no answer for KG.

You're going to win this poll though, b/c of the huge ammount of Laker's fans in PSD.

The KG that shot 41% in the finals?

Bleeds Blue
09-09-2008, 06:22 PM
The KG that shot 41% in the finals?

seriously, what are some of you guys talking about saying the lakers dont have an answer for garnett? garnett got shut down in the finals. gasol is soft but i still think he can play solid defense and i think he gets unfairly criticized on that end of the floor sometimes.

it would be better to have bynum on perkins most of the time because gasol got pushed around a bit and thus lost positioning on some rebounds. gasol isnt big enough to play center against perkins and bynum would have a much easier time i think.

the celtics young guys did get more exoerience but the big three got older and they lost posey

the lakers young players got more experience, they are getting back a good, possibly great center in bynum, a healthy ariza, and still the desire to get their first ring together.

Corey
09-09-2008, 06:31 PM
seriously, what are some of you guys talking about saying the lakers dont have an answer for garnett? garnett got shut down in the finals. gasol is soft but i still think he can play solid defense and i think he gets unfairly criticized on that end of the floor sometimes.

it would be better to have bynum on perkins most of the time because gasol got pushed around a bit and thus lost positioning on some rebounds. gasol isnt big enough to play center against perkins and bynum would have a much easier time i think.

the celtics young guys did get more exoerience but the big three got older and they lost posey

the lakers young players got more experience, they are getting back a good, possibly great center in bynum, a healthy ariza, and still the desire to get their first ring together.

:sigh:
Thus far, Perkins has had arguably as productive of a career (if not more productive) than Bynum, so I don't know where the sudden Bynum-love is coming from. He had a pretty decent season, but he's not the next best thing like everyone's making him out to be (not yet, at least)...And he's coming off an injury.

The loss of Posey doesn't exactly scare me as a C's fan. I think a mixture of Tony Allen, and the rookies will be able to come close to matching his productivity on the court in terms of numbers. We don't really need his leadership with the Big 3.

Allen is arguably as good of a defender when healthy, and he's much better at getting to the hoop, and has a better midrange game (although his 3pt shooting is NO WHERE near that of Posey's).

As for Garnett getting shut down: he had an off series. From the beginning of the Laker series, everyone on the floor knew it was Pierce's turn to score the ball. Everyone (including Garnett) deferred to him in the finals. Garnett didn't get shut down, he just didn't get into a solid rhythm in the beginning of the series. It was hardly because of Gasol's defense.

JMan17
09-09-2008, 07:12 PM
:sigh:
Thus far, Perkins has had arguably as productive of a career (if not more productive) than Bynum,


I'm sorry but i had to stop there, i am really not gonna respond at all, i might be a laker fan, but i mean...wtf? Think about what you just said, Perkins?

Bleeds Blue
09-09-2008, 07:34 PM
im not saying bynum is the next kareem. im saying that the lakers didnt have him in the series and the adittion of another good player would make the difference in the series especially with the things that bynum specializes in.

say what you want about what happened to garnett in the finals but my point is people shouldnt be using him as an unstopable force in a new series against the lakers based on the last one.

Corey
09-09-2008, 08:26 PM
I'm sorry but i had to stop there, i am really not gonna respond at all, i might be a laker fan, but i mean...wtf? Think about what you just said, Perkins?

Prove me wrong? How are you deeming that Bynum has had a much more productive career than Perkins? Look at their head to heads, and overall stats. While Bynum's are better overall, Perkins wins in the head to heads, and there isn't much of a drop off on a nightly basis.

Wake's Fastball
09-09-2008, 09:19 PM
Since we're going to throw KG's struggles in the finals into the discussion, it's only fair to mention Bynum's monumental struggles while matched up against the incredible Kendrick Perkins twice last year.

11/23 - 2/7 from the field for 4 points, 9 rebounds, 4 fouls
12/30- 8 points, 2 rebounds and fouled out in 22 minutes

JMan17
09-09-2008, 09:33 PM
Prove me wrong? How are you deeming that Bynum has had a much more productive career than Perkins? Look at their head to heads, and overall stats. While Bynum's are better overall, Perkins wins in the head to heads, and there isn't much of a drop off on a nightly basis.

dude, like i said, not gonna respond, don't even need to...

ARMIN12NBA
09-09-2008, 10:27 PM
i refuse to vote.


after voting on the center thread and seeing Bynum as the fourth best center...whats the point of these??? To find out who has more fans?? Lakers wouldnt stand a chance. Celtics are a defensive team. I dont care who the lakers have and whos healthy. We can defend anyone and thats why we'd win.

The Lakers had a lead in the fourth of game 1. The Lakers were down by 2 with 30 seconds left in game 2. The Lakers were down by 3 with 20 seconds left in game 4. The Lakers were in nearly every game. They weren't swept. How would they "not stand a chance?"

Corey
09-10-2008, 06:21 AM
dude, like i said, not gonna respond, don't even need to...

You don't need too because if you do, you might actually realize that Bynum isn't the messiah that everyone thinks he is.

J-Relo
09-10-2008, 07:32 AM
Celtics in 6.

You guys have no answer for KG.

You're going to win this poll though, b/c of the huge ammount of Laker's fans in PSD.

yep...

Beno7500
09-10-2008, 06:21 PM
Boston in 6

prash
09-10-2008, 07:40 PM
these threads are pointless. LA wins it all cuz they have more fans than anybody else.. Meh.

ARMIN12NBA
09-10-2008, 10:53 PM
these threads are pointless. LA wins it all cuz they have more fans than anybody else.. Meh.

Did they win it last year? No. If I recall, they got bounced out of the first round. It isn't about fans. The Lakers are just as good of a team as Boston and either of them could win this year. PSD doesn't have the final say so don't act like it.

LA_Raiders
09-11-2008, 01:47 AM
LA in 5....

LA_Raiders
09-11-2008, 01:48 AM
these threads are pointless. LA wins it all cuz they have more fans than anybody else.. Meh.

Hell Yeah!!!

innovator
09-11-2008, 04:23 AM
Did they win it last year? No. If I recall, they got bounced out of the first round. It isn't about fans. The Lakers are just as good of a team as Boston and either of them could win this year. PSD doesn't have the final say so don't act like it.

2nd that!!!!! if the lakers only win because of their fans then why didnt the lakers win this poll every year??? like armin said the lakers didnnt win last season and they lost in the first round ten that means thats its not all about being a fan its about voting for who deserves it... lakers won 2 games vs. celtics in the foinals now add bynum and take off casel,posey then the lakers will be better and will be winning in 6

BillyHoyle35
09-11-2008, 11:55 PM
I'm sorry but i had to stop there, i am really not gonna respond at all, i might be a laker fan, but i mean...wtf? Think about what you just said, Perkins?

Championships:
Perkins 1, Bynum 0 :smoking:

JMan17
09-12-2008, 12:08 AM
Championships:
Perkins 1, Bynum 0 :smoking:

Bynum did not even play? and don't worry, by the next 5 or 6 years or so, here's how it will look.

perkins 1, Bynum 4.

BillyHoyle35
09-12-2008, 12:15 AM
Bynum did not even play? and don't worry, by the next 5 or 6 years or so, here's how it will look.

perkins 1, Bynum 4.

i guarentee it will not look like that. the league is too competitive for one team to dominate.

my point exactly, didnt play on a big stage, could be just like Lamar and disappear.

ee
09-12-2008, 12:26 AM
pau- cant stop kg

celtics in 7

Bynum will guard him....

And KG isn't as dominant in Bostons system coz the ball is spread 3 ways.....

Lakers in 6

JMan17
09-12-2008, 12:28 AM
i guarentee it will not look like that. the league is too competitive for one team to dominate.


any team can be that dominate, just look at the celtics back in the 60s, around 10 straight championships i think. It might be from a different time but winning that many in a row is still pretty crazy. And with one of the youngest teams in basketball right now with kobe, bynum, gasol, odom, we got a future, and we got a now :speechless:

BillyHoyle35
09-12-2008, 12:37 AM
any team can be that dominate, just look at the celtics back in the 60s, around 10 straight championships i think. It might be from a different time but winning that many in a row is still pretty crazy. And with one of the youngest teams in basketball right now with kobe, bynum, gasol, odom, we got a future, and we got a now :speechless:

yeh, the lakers do have a good now and a good future, but the league now contains so many more teams capable of winning it all (blazers, spurs, hornets, celtics, cavs to just name a few) unlike the 60's. I dont really see a team winning 4 of the next 6 in the next 10 years.

JMan17
09-12-2008, 12:45 AM
yeh, the lakers do have a good now and a good future, but the league now contains so many more teams capable of winning it all (blazers, spurs, hornets, celtics, cavs to just name a few) unlike the 60's. I dont really see a team winning 4 of the next 6 in the next 10 years.

spurs? a team full of old people? dude that team only has 1 year left or 2, then they will most likely rebuild or something because that team is really not getting any younger, same with the celtics, but they will be around for 2 or 3 years but now they lost posey and a team with 33 KG, 32 Ray, 31 Pierce, not really a team that's around for 10 years, cavs are done in 2010, book it. i agree with hornets and blazers though.

BillyHoyle35
09-12-2008, 12:59 AM
spurs? a team full of old people? dude that team only has 1 year left or 2, then they will most likely rebuild or something because that team is really not getting any younger, same with the celtics, but they will be around for 2 or 3 years but now they lost posey and a team with 33 KG, 32 Ray, 31 Pierce, not really a team that's around for 10 years, cavs are done in 2010, book it. i agree with hornets and blazers though.

still a year or 2 out of the next 6 though.

and you cant say where lebron will end up, but where ever he goes the team is a contender.

Jay22Redd
09-12-2008, 09:08 AM
Lakers in 6.

Kobe wont lose like that again. Especially with Bynum coming in.

airborne_06
09-12-2008, 07:51 PM
im a huge rockets fan.. boston in 6 but if rockets versus boston, rockets on 6..

there are many lakers fans in this forum... they will not be beaten..

GSW fan
09-12-2008, 08:12 PM
boston 5

GSW fan
09-12-2008, 08:12 PM
when can i get a sig

GSW fan
09-12-2008, 08:13 PM
i think now

rapswin98
09-12-2008, 09:55 PM
lakers in 7

ARMIN12NBA
09-13-2008, 05:56 PM
Championships:
Perkins 1, Bynum 0 :smoking:

So Perkins is better than Lebron? Perkins is better than Dwight Howard? Perkins is better than Chris Bosh?

:laugh2: Homer post of the day right there.

Anyways, Perkins averaged 7 and 6. Bynum averaged 13 and 10. No contest. Bynum is a much better player. Not to mention that Bynum averaged more assists, blocks, and gets less personal fouls and shoots a higher FG%.

fins08
09-13-2008, 06:02 PM
Celtics. This matchup won't happen IMO.

kimchi'sworld
09-13-2008, 10:33 PM
to me lakers have the edge.

celtics off-season: lost posey, got older, championship hunger is gone

lakers off-season: lost turiaf, still young but now experienced, got bynum

I would say lakers would have an edge an win in 7. but home-court is neccary, if celtics got home-court advantage, imma have to go w/ c's in 7.

overall though: whoever has home-court will win in 7.

I agree I believe the homecourt team will win if it comes down to these 2 teams. I think Boston will have a better record then L.a. and I don't believe the lakers will be better then houston

innovator
09-14-2008, 04:34 AM
im a huge rockets fan.. boston in 6 but if rockets versus boston, rockets on 6..

there are many lakers fans in this forum... they will not be beaten..

really? then why didnt fisher get voted for the top 10 PGs? why didnt odom get voted 1st in the the top 10 SFs? why didnt gasol get voted 1st in the top 10 PFs? why didnt bynum get voted 1st in the top 10 Cs?

horry1ur
09-14-2008, 04:55 AM
really? then why didnt fisher get voted for the top 10 PGs? why didnt odom get voted 1st in the the top 10 SFs? why didnt gasol get voted 1st in the top 10 PFs? why didnt bynum get voted 1st in the top 10 Cs?
Nice post and
airborne_06: owned much???

dre1990
09-15-2008, 12:00 AM
Celtics wouldnt make the finals the pistons would, but if they did i would chose LA in 5. with bynum and celtics loosing some importand peices form last year

dre1990
09-15-2008, 12:03 AM
really? then why didnt fisher get voted for the top 10 PGs? why didnt odom get voted 1st in the the top 10 SFs? why didnt gasol get voted 1st in the top 10 PFs? why didnt bynum get voted 1st in the top 10 Cs?

Why did Odom get 8 in SF that he didnt deserve? Why did Bynum get 4 in centers, one that he defently didnt deserve.( i am a laker fan)

Icebox922
09-15-2008, 10:26 AM
I'm not a laker fan .. but I seriously think that if the CELTICS AND LAKERS meet at next years finals. Itll be a diff story.

Lakers will win this time.

JMan17
09-15-2008, 12:13 PM
well lakers win, book it :D

97'bulls
09-16-2008, 04:03 PM
U guys are retards, the celts would still win

knicks1214
09-16-2008, 04:37 PM
Not with Bynum back...

IversonIsKrazy
09-16-2008, 11:44 PM
It would be dependant on whos got home-court. but still, these r tha off-season factors.

Celtics:
Loss of Posey
Aged
Loss eager to championship
Addition of CJ Miles

Lakers:
Return of Bynum
Most of them r at their peak
Loss of Turiaf
Addition of Sun Yue

ARMIN12NBA
09-17-2008, 01:36 AM
ESPN seems to agree with the PSD voters as well. Lakers win.

Nighthawk
09-17-2008, 10:23 AM
Lakers are not going to the playoffs.. I think losing in the Finals, the way they lost(pretty much getting blown out) will effect them big time. They tore through the whole playoffs and had laker fans actually thinking they could beat boston(:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:) I think Lakers make the playoffs(obviously). But they are not getting to the Finals. Spurs, Rockets, Hornets, and Mavs are championship caliber teams. In the East i dont see any other team as a contender besides Boston. Maybe Detroit, but there declining. Boston will repeat because they play some of the best defense, individually and team. And they have 3 number ones to get scoring from aswell as a bench hat is one of the best in the league.

JordansBulls
09-17-2008, 11:13 AM
Looks like the Lakers won the title here.

still1ballin
09-17-2008, 11:43 AM
Lakers are not going to the playoffs.. I think losing in the Finals, the way they lost(pretty much getting blown out) will effect them big time. They tore through the whole playoffs and had laker fans actually thinking they could beat boston(:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:) I think Lakers make the playoffs(obviously). But they are not getting to the Finals. Spurs, Rockets, Hornets, and Mavs are championship caliber teams. In the East i dont see any other team as a contender besides Boston. Maybe Detroit, but there declining. Boston will repeat because they play some of the best defense, individually and team. And they have 3 number ones to get scoring from aswell as a bench hat is one of the best in the league.

*Flava Flav* WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.....dude....that is probably the worst statement ever written on PSD.....mavs a championship contender? rockets? what have they proven? get out of the 1st round to be considered championship contenders........lay off the drugs man seriously!

Jah king
09-17-2008, 11:59 AM
Lakers in 6! Sweet revenge!

Lakers will be Champs next year over those POLE smokin homos

JOSETHEALLSTAR
09-18-2008, 12:31 AM
Boston in 6