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FaceDown91
05-31-2009, 02:17 PM
Seeing how Phil Jackson is 44-0 every time the lakers win game 1, the lakers win the series, will game 1 be the most important game of the series?

dsonLAL24
05-31-2009, 02:23 PM
yes... it will set the tone for the rest of the series. Lakers need to win every game at home.

GREATNESS ONE
05-31-2009, 02:52 PM
oh ya. We gotta win game 1

macc
05-31-2009, 02:52 PM
Every playoff game is important. None is more important than the next one. Phil Jackson might be 44-0 when winning the first game but that means nothing now. You have two different teams in a different era.

Boston was somthing like 32-0 when leading 3-2 and facing a game 7. We saw how much that worked out for them this year.

Blah Blah Blah
05-31-2009, 03:20 PM
Lakers have to win game 1. If not, they can win on the road and prolly will steal a game at least in orlando but rather than play behind in the series, im sure the Lakers have to win game 1.

S.J.Basketball
05-31-2009, 03:20 PM
Game 1 win = championship for the Lakers if they win. WOOOOOOOOOOOO WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

JordansBulls
05-31-2009, 03:24 PM
Game 1 is important when you have HCA. If you lose game 1 at home, you have a uphill battle. Also Orlando won games 1 in Boston and Cleveland, so them getting game 1 will be huge.

Blah Blah Blah
05-31-2009, 03:27 PM
Actually...honestly even if the Magic win game 1, I still think Laker will win the series. The Lakers won in Denver twice including the close out game. I think the Magic would have to win at least 2 for them to have a chance at winning the series.

MagicBucsSox
05-31-2009, 03:36 PM
dude them records dont mean s**t, we've been going against the grain all playoffs. down 3-2 to philly, 32-0 boston at home game 7's, cavs home record
whats one more

IversonIsKrazy
05-31-2009, 03:44 PM
Lakers NEED to win the 1st 2 home game, kuz the next 3 are @ ORL. The finals format makes it harder for the home-team to come back after losing one of the first 2 games.

JordansBulls
05-31-2009, 04:17 PM
Actually...honestly even if the Magic win game 1, I still think Laker will win the series. The Lakers won in Denver twice including the close out game. I think the Magic would have to win at least 2 for them to have a chance at winning the series.

They won in Houston once. Orlando has won twice on the road in the first two series as well including twice in Boston and upset the Cavs in game 1 in Cleveland.

Orlando is clearly better than Houston was even when the Rockets had Yao.

ggg
05-31-2009, 04:23 PM
game 1 and game 4. championship teams cannot afford to lose 3 in a row.

EX-TREME
05-31-2009, 05:08 PM
we need to win at least one game at staples center

Becks2307
05-31-2009, 05:23 PM
They won in Houston once. Orlando has won twice on the road in the first two series as well including twice in Boston and upset the Cavs in game 1 in Cleveland.

Orlando is clearly better than Houston was even when the Rockets had Yao.

Hell NO

Yao dominantes Howard whenever they play
Artest and Battier are the perfect counter to Lewis and Hedo
Brooks would run rings around Alston

_Sn1P3r_
05-31-2009, 05:33 PM
The first two games for the Lakers are very important. If Orlando manages to steal one, it's 3 straight in Orlando and that could be trouble for LA.

eBayGEEK
05-31-2009, 06:28 PM
Game 2 is just as important for lakers iguess


MAGIC IN 6 =]

Bruno
05-31-2009, 10:43 PM
Yes, especially in the 2-3-2 format when you're the home team. The Lakers were the best road team in the NBA this year, but winning that first one gives a huge edge.