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JordansBulls
05-29-2010, 10:42 PM
( 1 ) LA Lakers (57-25) vs. ( 4 ) Boston Celtics (50-32)


LA Lakers will have the Homecourt Advantage


Series Tied 3-3 Series Breakdown



http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/Lakers.png Projected Starting Lineup

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PG - Derek Fisher
SG - Kobe Bryant
SF - Ron Artest
PF - Pau Gasol
C - Andrew Bynum





http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/Celtics.png Projected Starting Lineup

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PG - Rajon Rondo
SG - Ray Allen
SF - Paul Pierce
PF - Kevin Garnett
C - Kendrick Perkins



Who will win this NBA Finals for 2010?




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Draco
05-29-2010, 11:26 PM
Beat L.A.!!!

ManRam
05-29-2010, 11:27 PM
Here we go! The two best teams in the league. I'm worried that the Celtics are going to wear down a bit. They almost did verse us. I think LA pulls this one off; they are the better team. But I'll definitely be rooting for Boston.

Hopefully it's a classic!

asandhu23
05-29-2010, 11:28 PM
Now I don't know who I am going to root for... I hate both of these teams.

inkobewetrust
05-29-2010, 11:29 PM
Yaasssssssssssss! Kobe better glide into them finals!

LakersIn5
05-29-2010, 11:29 PM
just like last season.. LAKERSIN5.. but i want it lakers in 6 so it can be at home.. but still lakers in 5.. sasha vujacic finals mvp

ShakeN'Bake
05-29-2010, 11:30 PM
I do not want to wait until thursday....but god knows the Celtics need the rest.

Raidaz4Life
05-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Now I don't know who I am going to root for... I hate both of these teams.

Represent your brothers on the west coast!!:p


Lakers in 7!

Mc Lovin
05-29-2010, 11:30 PM
Celtics in 6. Maybe 5. Just like Orlando I think the Celtics match up very well against the Lakers. Two years ago when Boston won the title the Cavs gave the Celtics their toughest test during the playoffs and I think it's going to be the same thing this year. The Cavs match up well against the Celtics. Boston should win this one convincingly just like 08.

inkobewetrust
05-29-2010, 11:30 PM
LAKERS in 7

PC
05-29-2010, 11:31 PM
I think the Lakers take it in 6

emman03
05-29-2010, 11:31 PM
Beat l.a. Its green time celtics gets this one in six 3-2 they steal the game six in staples

bulldog2683
05-29-2010, 11:32 PM
I do not want to wait until thursday....but god knows the Celtics need the rest.

Yea they do, a lot of work these last two series against Cavs and Magic

KmB728
05-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Celtics in 6

i don't think Fisher can keep up with Rondo :shrug:

And if you put Kobe on him does Fisher guard Ray Ray?

RaptorsFanatic
05-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Like I predicted at the beginning of the year, Lakers will repeat.

Jenceman
05-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Lakers in a close six games.

RaptorsFanatic
05-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Celtics in 6

i don't think Fisher can keep up with Rondo :shrug:

And if you put Kobe on him does Fisher guard Ray Ray?

Kobe will not be guarding Rondo. He has other assignments on his mind. ;)

ShakeN'Bake
05-29-2010, 11:33 PM
Yea they do, a lot of work these last two series against Cavs and Magic

Dont forget the concussions.

JordansBulls
05-29-2010, 11:34 PM
I think this series is simple. If there is a split in games 1 and 2, then Boston will win this, if LA wins games 1 and 2, then LA will win this.

bigsams50
05-29-2010, 11:34 PM
Celtics in 6

DODGERS&LAKERS
05-29-2010, 11:35 PM
To make it equal to 2008. Perkins and Tony Allen should sit this series out. Then we'll see who is soft.

AntiG
05-29-2010, 11:35 PM
Celtics in 5 or 6, depending on how tired they get.

OG "Dee" LOCc
05-29-2010, 11:35 PM
LMFAO! Anyone else see Adam Morrison just chillin the background? lmfao

CB29
05-29-2010, 11:35 PM
this will be a very interesting series... they're way more evenly matched this time... its gonna be fun... lakers in 6

Raidaz4Life
05-29-2010, 11:36 PM
LMFAO! Anyone else see Adam Morrison just chillin the background? lmfao

He is such a bum :p

DengelBerry
05-29-2010, 11:36 PM
This will be a tough fight, but I am bias and I have my Lakers winning in 5.

iggypop123
05-29-2010, 11:36 PM
bynum looked alot better tonight. he is the key. even in his injured state, he lets the lakers put gasol on kg. thats huge. he isnt the hybrid sf pf guarding him, kg will rely on jumpshots. allen and pierce have regressed but sheed is lightyears ahead of pj brown. the key is they only have allen to guard kobe.
hopefully pierce stops faking injuries.

bigsams50
05-29-2010, 11:36 PM
To make it equal to 2008. Perkins and Tony Allen should sit this series out. Then we'll see who is soft.

:confused: I always thought this is what Lakers fans wanted. Both teams to be healthy.

RaptorsFanatic
05-29-2010, 11:36 PM
I think this series is simple. If there is a split in games 1 and 2, then Boston will win this, if LA wins games 1 and 2, then LA will win this.

Why you don't think Lakers can steal one in the Garden? I think so.

ShakeN'Bake
05-29-2010, 11:37 PM
To make it equal to 2008. Perkins and Tony Allen should sit this series out. Then we'll see who is soft.

Your still sore about that?

iggypop123
05-29-2010, 11:38 PM
:confused: I always thought this is what Lakers fans wanted. Both teams to be healthy.

lakers arent healthy

tr4shb0t
05-29-2010, 11:38 PM
You know Lakers are gonna be prepared every game because they remember 2 games ago. And they have home court. I'm going Lakers in 6.

Chacarron
05-29-2010, 11:38 PM
The Finals 2-3-2 format definitely gives an advantage to the team with HCA. With that said, Lakers in 6, stealing one of the 3 games at Boston.

bigsams50
05-29-2010, 11:39 PM
lakers arent healthy

Really? My fault, i thought they were healthy. Whose hurt?

JNA17
05-29-2010, 11:39 PM
i got the lakers getting their sweet revenge and beat the celtics in 6.

Let's do it! :clap:

ShakeN'Bake
05-29-2010, 11:40 PM
lakers arent healthy

neither are the Celtics

DODGERS&LAKERS
05-29-2010, 11:40 PM
Your still sore about that?

39 point @$$ whoopin sore.

ManRam
05-29-2010, 11:40 PM
The Finals 2-3-2 format definitely gives an advantage to the team with HCA. With that said, Lakers in 6, stealing one of the 3 games at Boston.

The most mind boggling thing in sports perhaps. It makes no sense why they change it from 2-2-2-1 to 2-3-2 in the Finals. None at all.

ShakeN'Bake
05-29-2010, 11:42 PM
The most mind boggling thing in sports perhaps. It makes no sense why they change it from 2-2-2-1 to 2-3-2 in the Finals. None at all.

Off topic but nice sig. Jozy is the man.

JNA17
05-29-2010, 11:43 PM
The most mind boggling thing in sports perhaps. It makes no sense why they change it from 2-2-2-1 to 2-3-2 in the Finals. None at all.

i actually forgot but when did they change it?

DODGERS&LAKERS
05-29-2010, 11:43 PM
:confused: I always thought this is what Lakers fans wanted. Both teams to be healthy.

Celtics or their fans had no problem hanging that banner. I wouldn't either.

Jenceman
05-29-2010, 11:43 PM
Well so the teams don't have to fly across the country every other day. If it was 2-2-1-1-1 then we'd have 2 or 3 days between games

JNA17
05-29-2010, 11:43 PM
Really? My fault, i thought they were healthy. Whose hurt?

andrew bynum

JNA17
05-29-2010, 11:44 PM
double post

iggypop123
05-29-2010, 11:44 PM
neither are the Celtics

he should have used healthy. celtics and lakers arent INJURED. thats the key. but hurt, the lakers certainly are as are the Celtics, but they are smaller bumps and bruises.

xBLAMEITON24x
05-29-2010, 11:44 PM
Lakers in 6

TheWatcher34
05-29-2010, 11:44 PM
while fans on PSD keep posting sucking on Kobe's dick..the C's quietly go on the road and beat LA.

P.S. Kobe is all time great IMO, but i so much hate how he WANTS to be MJ. it's written on his forehead.

JNA17
05-29-2010, 11:45 PM
Really? My fault, i thought they were healthy. Whose hurt?

andrew bynum and kobe, even though it never looks like it for him.

JNA17
05-29-2010, 11:45 PM
P.S. Kobe is all time great IMO, but i so much hate how he WANTS to be MJ. it's written on his forehead.

And i suppose you have evidence of this?

Montana_Rob
05-29-2010, 11:47 PM
revenge series!!! I HATE the C's

go lakers go

KmB728
05-29-2010, 11:47 PM
andrew bynum and kobe, even though it never looks like it for him.

Were a pretty banged up team too

2 concussions, Perk 1 tech from suspension, The vets are tired, and Rondo is taking hit after hit after hit

no excuses...whoever wins it wins it

Looking forward to a great series :clap:

asandhu23
05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
revenge series!!! I HATE the C's

go lakers go

hey montana, dude its San Francisco not San Fransisco

RaptorsFanatic
05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
while fans on PSD keep posting sucking on Kobe's dick..the C's quietly go on the road and beat LA.

P.S. Kobe is all time great IMO, but i so much hate how he WANTS to be MJ. it's written on his forehead.

Who are you?

Jenceman
05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
while fans on PSD keep posting sucking on Kobe's dick..the C's quietly go on the road and beat LA.

P.S. Kobe is all time great IMO, but i so much hate how he WANTS to be MJ. it's written on his forehead.

Right. Ambition is such a terrible thing. Why would anyone want to be the best?

Montana_Rob
05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
while fans on PSD keep posting sucking on Kobe's dick..the C's quietly go on the road and beat LA.

P.S. Kobe is all time great IMO, but i so much hate how he WANTS to be MJ. it's written on his forehead.

you usually want to be like the best, ya rere. Who do you suggest Kobe try and be like Pierce? HA pierce trys to be like Kobe

Raidaz4Life
05-29-2010, 11:48 PM
while fans on PSD keep posting sucking on Kobe's dick..the C's quietly go on the road and beat LA.

P.S. Kobe is all time great IMO, but i so much hate how he WANTS to be MJ. it's written on his forehead.

I disagree I think Kobe wants to be GREATER than MJ. I think he wants to do that whole "anything you can do I can do better". He has been in MJ's shadow his whole career and I think more than anything he wants to be remembered as Kobe Bryant. The greatest to ever step foot on a basketball court.

Montana_Rob
05-29-2010, 11:49 PM
hey montana, dude its San Francisco not San Fransisco

haha o wow. cant believe i did that

OG "Dee" LOCc
05-29-2010, 11:50 PM
I'm thinking lakers in 7

C's got it going but I think kobe will step up and deliver

today was just the beginning of a kobe rampage

bigsams50
05-29-2010, 11:50 PM
you usually want to be like the best, ya rere. Who do you suggest Kobe try and be like Pierce? HA pierce trys to be like Kobe

:eyebrow:

still1ballin
05-29-2010, 11:51 PM
I like Lakers in 6. I would like to see them win it on their home floor.

All homerism aside, I cannot see Lakers losing this series. When Lakers lost in 08, they came back with so much determination and hunger in 09 thinking it was going to be a rematch and it didn't happen but still won it all. Now they get to have a 2nd stint with the Celtics, Lakers are gonna turn it up a notch once more. Its personal. No way I can see Kobe losing agains the Celtics again.

Mc Lovin
05-29-2010, 11:51 PM
The Finals 2-3-2 format definitely gives an advantage to the team with HCA. With that said, Lakers in 6, stealing one of the 3 games at Boston.

The 2-3-2 format doesn't give the home team much of an advantage. I think it's more even that way than the 2-2-1-1-1 format. Regardless though the Celtics are a better road team than a home team and just beat the 2 teams with the best records in the NBA without homecourt so I don't think it matters to them one bit.

KB24PG16
05-29-2010, 11:54 PM
lets go!!!

Chacarron
05-29-2010, 11:54 PM
The 2-3-2 format doesn't give the home team much of an advantage. I think it's more even that way than the 2-2-1-1-1 format. Regardless though the Celtics are a better road team than a home team and just beat the 2 teams with the best records in the NBA without homecourt so I don't think it matters to them one bit.

Holding on to win 3 straight home games is a very tough task to do. I would like to know why you think the 2-3-2 format doesn't give the team with HCA the advantage.

still1ballin
05-29-2010, 11:55 PM
The most mind boggling thing in sports perhaps. It makes no sense why they change it from 2-2-2-1 to 2-3-2 in the Finals. None at all.

It reduces air travel. Boston and LA are opposite sides of the country

iggypop123
05-29-2010, 11:56 PM
The 2-3-2 format doesn't give the home team much of an advantage. I think it's more even that way than the 2-2-1-1-1 format. Regardless though the Celtics are a better road team than a home team and just beat the 2 teams with the best records in the NBA without homecourt so I don't think it matters to them one bit.

the reason its an advantage is its incredibly difficult to win 3 in a row versus a team even if its at home. it must be a horrible feeling knowing games 6 and 7 are on the road, thats why its tough. i think only the pistons won the 3 home games in that format, and they faced a crippled karl malone so it required those circumstances just to do it.

Chacarron
05-29-2010, 11:56 PM
the reason its an advantage is its incredibly difficult to win 3 in a row versus a team even if its at home. it must be a horrible feeling knowing games 6 and 7 are on the road, thats why its tough. i think only the pistons won the 3 home games in that format, and they faced a crippled karl malone so it required those circumstances just to do it.

Thank you.

Mc Lovin
05-29-2010, 11:58 PM
Holding on to win 3 straight home games is a very tough task to do. I would like to know why you think the 2-3-2 format doesn't give the team with HCA the advantage.

I think a little more fair because if the underdog steals one of the 1st 2 games than they are in total control even though your right. It is hard to win 3 in a row at home. I don't think home court is going to be much of a factor in this series because the C's just beat two teams without home court and the actually are the first team in NBA history to make the finals with a better road record than a home record.

KmB728
05-29-2010, 11:59 PM
I still dont know how you guys think Fisher can keep up with Rondo for 40+ minutes....

Montana_Rob
05-30-2010, 12:00 AM
Yes both teams will not be scared to play on the road. The C's are all vets and groomed to play on the road, while LA has been to the finals 3 years in a row now. Meaning there younger players have experienced this

Mc Lovin
05-30-2010, 12:00 AM
the reason its an advantage is its incredibly difficult to win 3 in a row versus a team even if its at home. it must be a horrible feeling knowing games 6 and 7 are on the road, thats why its tough. i think only the pistons won the 3 home games in that format, and they faced a crippled karl malone so it required those circumstances just to do it.

That Pistons team is very similar to this Celtics team but, like I said the Celtics are the only team ever to make the finals with a better road record than home record so I don't think it really matters.

Montana_Rob
05-30-2010, 12:01 AM
I still dont know how you guys think Fisher can keep up with Rondo for 40+ minutes....

dont allow rondo to drive giving by him a cushion to shoot the jumper. Thats what fish needs to do. He dosnt need to be in his face up tight the whole time

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:02 AM
I still dont know how you guys think Fisher can keep up with Rondo for 40+ minutes....

I don't think Fish will be guarding him that long. I bet they will split the duty.

69centers
05-30-2010, 12:02 AM
We're only making 1 trip to LA. So, Boston in 5, winning it all at home, after splitting the first two in LA.

Lakers have not had to play against size like our frontcourt all playoffs, nor have they faced as good a defensive team as us this playoffs.

How many 100 point games did they give up against Phoenix??

Celtics have held teams to 91.4 PPG this playoffs.

Lakers have held teams to 101.6 PPG this playoffs.

Do the Math.

Celtics in 5.

Defense wins championships. Individuals win games but teams win championships.

PatsSoxKnicks
05-30-2010, 12:03 AM
Celtics in 6 and this is one prediction that didn't require much thought. I'm positive the Celts win this series. The key will be Bynum but I doubt he stays on the court long enough to make a large enough impact. So I see a repeat of 08 again. That Laker defense is pretty bad when Bynum's not in there.

Lakersfan2483
05-30-2010, 12:05 AM
This is going to be a "CLASSIC" NBA Finals and of course I am picking the Lakers in 7 over Boston. Kobe, Fish and Pau remember what happened last time and realize they have a chance to avenge their 08 loss. This should be fun for all of the NBA fans of basketball.

This is a completely diff. Lakers' team then the 08 team. We don't have the weaknesses at the small forward spot like last time and we have more size up front. I can't wait to see Pierce vs Artest. Ron makes a huge difference for our team as does Bynum. Kobe is going to be great and he has the help around him to win this series.

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:05 AM
We're only making 1 trip to LA. So, Boston in 5, winning it all at home, after splitting the first two in LA.

Lakers have not had to play against size like our frontcourt all playoffs, nor have they faced as good a defensive team as us this playoffs.

How many 100 point games did they give up against Phoenix??

Celtics have held teams to 91.4 PPG this playoffs.

Lakers have held teams to 101.6 PPG this playoffs.

Do the Math.

Celtics in 5.

Defense wins championships. Individuals win games but teams win championships.

You're funny. You forget that Orlando sucks on offense if you don't double Howard and the Cavs are a one trick pony as well.

We actually had to defend a TEAM....muchless a team who was #1 in 3P% this year.

Comparing a team's defense against the Suns and the Magic/Cavs is just insane. The Suns are clearly the hardest of the three to defend....and it's not even close.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:06 AM
I still dont know how you guys think Fisher can keep up with Rondo for 40+ minutes....

think of the last two games of the lakers vs thunder series and apply it to this. There's your answer ;)

Mc Lovin
05-30-2010, 12:06 AM
I don't think Fish will be guarding him that long. I bet they will split the duty.

Yeah it's probably gonna be Kobe guarding Rondo which will give Ray Allen a major advantage. If Fisher guards Rondo that's a major advantage for Boston and if Kobe guards Rondo it's a major advantage for Ray Allen and I think that is going to be a major factor in this series.

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:06 AM
Celtics in 6 and this is one prediction that didn't require much thought. I'm positive the Celts win this series. The key will be Bynum but I doubt he stays on the court long enough to make a large enough impact. So I see a repeat of 08 again. That Laker defense is pretty bad when Bynum's not in there.

I know we dont have to do this, and its probably not in our best interest..but I wonder how long Pau would stick around the paint if we were to foul him hard constantly like we were doing to Dwight.

m26555
05-30-2010, 12:07 AM
Celtics in five.

AntiG
05-30-2010, 12:07 AM
you usually want to be like the best, ya rere. Who do you suggest Kobe try and be like Pierce? HA pierce trys to be like Kobe

The only time Pierce has ever tried to be like Kobe was when he raped the Lakers in 2008.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 12:07 AM
Celtics in 5.

Lakers are still soft. Love the Laker fans saying they're "hungry..want revenge blah blah"
You don't know what the **** they are thinking. The game is going to be won on the court. Team defense >

unwantedplayer
05-30-2010, 12:07 AM
IDK I have bad feelings about this series.

Lakers in 6, if not 7.

x_notorious
05-30-2010, 12:07 AM
Should be another classic. Lakers in 6. Even though I despise the Finals 2-3-2 format, home court is important and it's nice to know that games 6 & 7 will be in LA (if needed). Also, I think Kobe will guard Rondo, kinda like what they did against Westbrook.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:08 AM
loving the celtics in 5 posts. Keep it going guys i love it! :) :clap:

PatsSoxKnicks
05-30-2010, 12:08 AM
You're funny. You forget that Orlando sucks on offense if you don't double Howard and the Cavs are a one trick pony as well.

We actually had to defend a TEAM....muchless a team who was #1 in 3P% this year.

Comparing a team's defense against the Suns and the Magic/Cavs is just insane. The Suns are clearly the hardest of the three to defend....and it's not even close.

Whatever, your defense was still swiss cheese against the Suns. How about that possession (in a critical time) where Nash drove to the hoop for an uncontested layup? Or all those Dragic layups that were uncontested? That really looks like good defense doesn't it?

Unless Bynum is out there, your team is still not any good defensively, nothing like the Celts.

gcoll
05-30-2010, 12:08 AM
I know we dont have to do this, and its probably not in our best interest..but I wonder how long Pau would stick around the paint if we were to foul him hard constantly like we were doing to Dwight.

Not that long.

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:08 AM
This is going to be a "CLASSIC" NBA Finals and of course I picking the Lakers in 7 over Boston. Kobe, Fish and Pau remember what happened last time and realize they have a chance to avenge their 08 loss. This should be fun for all of the NBA fans of basketball.

This is a completely diff. Lakers' team then the 08 team. We don't have the weaknesses at the small forward spot like last time and we have more size up front. I can't wait to see Pierce vs Artest.

I remember there was a game back when Artest played with the Pacers that he pantsed Pierce on the court, I could not stop laughing.

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:09 AM
Yeah it's probably gonna be Kobe guarding Rondo which will give Ray Allen a major advantage. If Fisher guards Rondo that's a major advantage for Boston and if Kobe guards Rondo it's a major advantage for Ray Allen and I think that is going to be a major factor in this series.

Kobe will guard Rondo and it'll hurt Rondo bad.

Fisher usually does ok against Ray since he can keep up with him off screens.

If Kobe stops Rondo from making the easiest passes in the world, Ray, KG and PP have a lot tougher time scoring.....especially given Ray has a great defender in Fisher on him, PP has a great defender in Artest on him and KG has a very good defender in Gasol on him.

The last time these two met in the Finals, KG, PP and Ray could all kill you at the same time. This time, they rely over half the time on Rondo setting it up. Also, the Lakers defense is much better this time around because we have a dude big enough to body up on PP. As good as Ariza is on D, he was too skinny.

It's gonna be a very rough and tough series, but this time, we match up better than last. (Not saying LA will win, it's just a matchups thing.)

AsiandudePH
05-30-2010, 12:10 AM
Well, Artest could play prophet to what he said to Kobe after the Finals loss in '08 (too lazy to search for any link to it).

This is it. This is his moment. This is what he was signed for.

PatsSoxKnicks
05-30-2010, 12:11 AM
I know we dont have to do this, and its probably not in our best interest..but I wonder how long Pau would stick around the paint if we were to foul him hard constantly like we were doing to Dwight.

Not long I imagine. Did anyone notice that Pau was pushed around by Amare pretty easily? And no one exactly thinks of Amare as that physical, although he probably is. But still, there's been numerous times where I've seen Gasol guarding Amare and Amare just physically abused Gasol and Gasol took it like a wimp. He may have gotten tougher since 08 but he's not that much tougher.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:11 AM
This is going to be ugly.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
Well, Artest could play prophet to what he said to Kobe after the Finals loss in '08 (too lazy to search for any link to it).

This is it. This is his moment. This is what he was signed for.

true. Artest, you said your gonna help kobe win another ring? Here's your chance.

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
Whatever, your defense was still swiss cheese against the Suns. How about that possession (in a critical time) where Nash drove to the hoop for an uncontested layup? Or all those Dragic layups that were uncontested? That really looks like good defense doesn't it?

Unless Bynum is out there, your team is still not any good defensively, nothing like the Celts.

....and our offense is a juggernaut compared to Boston's.

What'll happen is who can get the most stops and scores in crunch time.

LA clearly has the advantage in crunch time scoring.

If you watch the end of games, LA really turns the D up as well, but Boston still has a slight edge.

I'll take our chances with Kobe shutting down Rondo just like he did Westbrook.

Jahari Kavi
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
Celtics in 5 or 6.....Ron should be able to slow down Pierce (which is huge), but Bynum being hurt will hurt......I don't see how they're stopping Rondo....Odom will have to have a good series, because the lakers bench is lacking.....don't know if it will be epic, but hopefully it will be good.....may the best team win.

Lakersfan2483
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
I can understand some of you Celtic fans picking your team to win, but come on now, the Lakers are only going to win 1 game? The lack of respect for LA continues and it's going to be even more satisfying when the Lakers win this time around.

Mc Lovin
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
Kobe will guard Rondo and it'll hurt Rondo bad.

Fisher usually does ok against Ray since he can keep up with him off screens.

If Kobe stops Rondo from making the easiest passes in the world, Ray, KG and PP have a lot tougher time scoring.....especially given Ray has a great defender in Fisher on him, PP has a great defender in Artest on him and KG has a very good defender in Gasol on him.

The last time these two met in the Finals, KG, PP and Ray could all kill you at the same time. This time, they rely over half the time on Rondo setting it up. Also, the Lakers defense is much better this time around because we have a dude big enough to body up on PP. As good as Ariza is on D, he was too skinny.

It's gonna be a very rough and tough series, but this time, we match up better than last. (Not saying LA will win, it's just a matchups thing.)

Fisher is a good defender but the way Ray Allen keeps moving and cutting all game long like Richard Hamilton does is going to absolutely kill Fisher. He's good at staying in front of guys but not chasing a guy like Ray Allen off screens all game long.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdlAS2GAwWw&feature=related

I hope Fisher gets torched

ilovemyangel
05-30-2010, 12:12 AM
I think HCA is not as impt as the mindset of both teams as both have clearly shown that they are capable of winning on the road, the C's are the more physical team. C's in 5.

Kakaroach
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
This is gonna such an awesome match-up. I'll have to think a little longer before making my decision though. The key match-ups in this series will definitely be Paul Pierce vs Ron Artest and Kevin Garnett vs Pau Gasol. I think whoever wins those 2 match-ups will win the series.

m26555
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
I can understand some of you Celtic fans picking your team to won, but come on now, the Lakers are only going to win 1 game? The lack of respect for LA continues and it's going to be even more satisfying when the Lakers win this time around.
I picked the Celtics in five and I'm neutral. It's about matchups. I see Boston being just as big of a mismatch for you guys as they were in 2008. I'm not saying the games won't be close, but I think the Celts take it in five.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
I can understand some of you Celtic fans picking your team to won, but come on now, the Lakers are only going to win 1 game? The lack of respect for LA continues and it's going to be even more satisfying when the Lakers win this time around.

dude why are you complaining? Feed that energy! I ****ing love it :laugh2:

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
I can understand some of you Celtic fans picking your team to won, but come on now, the Lakers are only going to win 1 game? The lack of respect for LA continues and it's going to be even more satisfying when the Lakers win this time around.

You're right they should be picking the Lakers to win, haha.

Jahari Kavi
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
....and our offense is a juggernaut compared to Boston's.

What'll happen is who can get the most stops and scores in crunch time.

LA clearly has the advantage in crunch time scoring.

If you watch the end of games, LA really turns the D up as well, but Boston still has a slight edge.

I'll take our chances with Kobe shutting down Rondo just like he did Westbrook.

kobe won't play that much against rondo, but there's a big difference between Ray Allen and Sefalosia (i know i'm spelling his name wrong)

x_notorious
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
Ron Artest vs. Paul Pierce match-up should be fun to watch. Pierce is a type of player that Artest can guard well. Not extremely quick/fast and is a jump shooter. In 2 games they played, Pierce didn't even score 20. I don't expect Artest to completely shut him down but to make it a living nightmare for Pierce just to get a shot off like what he did against Kevin Durant.

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:13 AM
Celtics in 5 or 6.....Ron should be able to slow down Pierce (which is huge), but Bynum being hurt will hurt......I don't see how they're stopping Rondo....Odom will have to have a good series, because the lakers bench is lacking.....don't know if it will be epic, but hopefully it will be good.....may the best team win.

Well, Bynum defending Perkins vs Amare/Frye/Lopez is a HUGE difference. He isn't gonna be going by Bynum and that is big. Plus, given Perkins is pretty awful offensively, that allows Bynum to roam a little bit on help D.

Kobe will stop Rondo....just like he did Westbrook. Russell was killing us and then Kobe got in front of him and it was all over.

iggypop123
05-30-2010, 12:14 AM
Not long I imagine. Did anyone notice that Pau was pushed around by Amare pretty easily? And no one exactly thinks of Amare as that physical, although he probably is. But still, there's been numerous times where I've seen Gasol guarding Amare and Amare just physically abused Gasol and Gasol took it like a wimp. He may have gotten tougher since 08 but he's not that much tougher.

the strategy with dwight is to foul him cause he cant make a damn FT. and hard cause his shoulders are amazing. with pau they dont want to do that cause he shoots around 77% from the line. makes no sense

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:14 AM
I can understand some of you Celtic fans picking your team to win, but come on now, the Lakers are only going to win 1 game? The lack of respect for LA continues and it's going to be even more satisfying when the Lakers win this time around.

Ya these 5 game predictions are a little out there. I got Celtics in 6 or 7

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 12:14 AM
I can understand some of you Celtic fans picking your team to won, but come on now, the Lakers are only going to win 1 game? The lack of respect for LA continues and it's going to be even more satisfying when the Lakers win this time around.

Stop ****ing crying about our predictions. My God, you're like the 5th Laker fan *****ing about how many games we're giving. You don't see any of us crying about fans thinking the Lakers will roll. I said Celtics in 5 a few days a go and your little crew jumped down my throat.

Everyone just pick the Lakers. You don't have a choice.

KmB728
05-30-2010, 12:14 AM
think of the last two games of the lakers vs thunder series and apply it to this. There's your answer ;)

Westbrook is great but he is no Rondo ;)

m26555
05-30-2010, 12:15 AM
dude why are you complaining? Feed that energy! I ****ing love it :laugh2:
What energy? You're not part of the Laker team. :laugh2:

king4day
05-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Boston has what Phoenix doesn't. A PG who can drive and score with ease. That along with pierce and KG will give the Lakers fits.

Should be a great series but I have Boston in 6.

still1ballin
05-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Artest matches up really well with Pierce. I hope Artest can hold him down to 42% shooting or below. Pierce will still get his, as long he has to work for it.

JordansBulls
05-30-2010, 12:15 AM
This is already 8 pages.
:speechless::speechless::speechless:

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:15 AM
Stop ****ing crying about our predictions. My God, you're like the 5th Laker fan *****ing about how many games we're giving. You don't see any of us crying about fans thinking the Lakers will roll.

Yeah, 8 pages in this thread in a spam of a half an hour has nothing to do with it ;)

KmB728
05-30-2010, 12:16 AM
the strategy with dwight is to foul him cause he cant make a damn FT. and hard cause his shoulders are amazing. with pau they dont want to do that cause he shoots around 77% from the line. makes no sense

I think he was saying he wants Pau to think twice about going in for a rebound and to hit him everytime with a good hard playoff foul

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:16 AM
What energy? You're not part of the Laker team. :laugh2:

fan energy. The louder the crowd, the better ;)

Lakersfan2483
05-30-2010, 12:16 AM
I can't wait until Thursday, this is going to be a harder series then some of you guys are predicting. The Lakers have a much better defensive team this time around and have a better than the 08 Lakers. This current group has a team full of champions just like Boston and are seasoned vets that understand how to win.

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:16 AM
I picked the Celtics in five and I'm neutral. It's about matchups. I see Boston being just as big of a mismatch for you guys as they were in 2008. I'm not saying the games won't be close, but I think the Celts take it in five.

Matchups....hahaha.

Boston Offense
Rondo < Kobe
Ray > Fisher
PP < Artest
KG < Gasol
Perkins < Bynum

LA Offense
Fisher < Rondo
Kobe >>> Allen
Artest < PP
Gasol > KG
Bynum > Perkins (His height is a proven factor over Perkins.)

Personally, I like LA's matchups better. Especially given you have nobody to defend Odom's size/speed combo and Farmar/Brown are both fast enough to keep up with Rondo.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:17 AM
Westbrook is great but he is no Rondo ;)

your right, westbrook is better ;).

JordansBulls
05-30-2010, 12:17 AM
Why you don't think Lakers can steal one in the Garden? I think so.

They can, but if Boston is up 3-2 they will win. I am saying that if LA goes up 2-0 they will more than likely get one in Boston to be up 3-2.

Lakersfan2483
05-30-2010, 12:17 AM
Stop ****ing crying about our predictions. My God, you're like the 5th Laker fan *****ing about how many games we're giving. You don't see any of us crying about fans thinking the Lakers will roll. I said Celtics in 5 a few days a go and your little crew jumped down my throat.

Everyone just pick the Lakers. You don't have a choice.

Calm down, internet tough guy. The series will be closer than you expect. LA in 7.

KmB728
05-30-2010, 12:18 AM
This is EXACTLY like 08

i remember all of the Laker fans saying how much better they were, and how the Celtics had no chance blah blah blah

i ****ing love it

ManRam
05-30-2010, 12:18 AM
Guys. Just a reminder... (there have already been a ton of reported posts). ZERO TOLERANCE.

http://www.prosportsdaily.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360844

Please keep things civil. It's an emotional time, but baiting/insulting and off-topic posting will not be tolerated.

Jahari Kavi
05-30-2010, 12:18 AM
let the trash talking begin *sits back and pops popcorn*

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Boston has what Phoenix doesn't. A PG who can drive and score with ease. That along with pierce and KG will give the Lakers fits.

Should be a great series but I have Boston in 6.

Nash drove and kicked all series. He could have easily been shooting layups instead. Plus, we didn't put Kobe on him like we did Westbrook and I can easily see us doing to Rondo as well. Plus, Artest locked down PP in both games this year and KG is a jump shooter. Gasol is taller and longer and will have a great chance of sticking his face and even blocking a few of them.

_KB24_
05-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Holy ****, when did this thread star? After the game right? 8 Pages already!!?? :speechless:

Lakers in 6 please. I really want to finally celebrate a championship at home.

bigsams50
05-30-2010, 12:19 AM
Y are Lakers fans complaining about people picking the C's in 5? Hell the poll at the top is dead even for 5

KmB728
05-30-2010, 12:19 AM
your right, westbrook is better ;).

:facepalm:

Thats a foolish comment even if you hate the Celtics

bigsams50
05-30-2010, 12:19 AM
What energy? You're not part of the Laker team. :laugh2:

:laugh:

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:20 AM
This is EXACTLY like 08

i remember all of the Laker fans saying how much better they were, and how the Celtics had no chance blah blah blah

i ****ing love it

Now we just need all of the analysts to pick the Lakers like the picked the Cavs and Magic.

KmB728
05-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Nash drove and kicked all series. He could have easily been shooting layups instead. Plus, we didn't put Kobe on him like we did Westbrook and I can easily see us doing to Rondo as well. Plus, Artest locked down PP in both games this year and KG is a jump shooter. Gasol is taller and longer and will have a great chance of sticking his face and even blocking a few of them.

Ahhh yes but if you put Kobe on Rondo who guards Ray Allen?

Fisher? :laugh:

bigsams50
05-30-2010, 12:22 AM
Matchups....hahaha.

Boston Offense
Rondo < Kobe
Ray > Fisher
PP < Artest
KG < Gasol
Perkins < Bynum

LA Offense
Fisher < Rondo
Kobe >>> Allen
Artest < PP
Gasol > KG
Bynum > Perkins (His height is a proven factor over Perkins.)

Personally, I like LA's matchups better. Especially given you have nobody to defend Odom's size/speed combo and Farmar/Brown are both fast enough to keep up with Rondo.

KG can guard Odom.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:22 AM
:facepalm:

Thats a foolish comment even if you hate the Celtics

hey man i did not even finish.......

at being faster and quicker :D.

Yes rondo is a better player and the top 3 PG in the league, but my point is, westbrook is faster and quicker then rondo, not even saying that with hate at all, that's just the fact. So with that in mind, the part were rondo will just torch easily, you are wrong.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:22 AM
As much as I want to I CAN'T TALK SMACK to Boston after the 08 debacle. Redemption must come first. Otherwise, personally I will STFU until then.

lakersrock
05-30-2010, 12:23 AM
Ahhh yes but if you put Kobe on Rondo who guards Ray Allen?

Fisher? :laugh:

What's funny? He defended James Harden just fine. Granted Allen is clearly better, but they both run around through screens and hit spot up jumpers. Fisher is fully capable of defending Allen if Kobe locks down Rondo, Artest locks down PP and Gasol locks down KG. At that point, what would Ray's advantage over Fisher really hurt?

king4day
05-30-2010, 12:23 AM
I can't wait until Thursday, this is going to be a harder series then some of you guys are predicting. The Lakers have a much better defensive team this time around and have a better than the 08 Lakers. This current group has a team full of champions just like Boston and are seasoned vets that understand how to win.

After the Suns series, I'm not sure you want to point out the Lakers D as their strong point.

JordansBulls
05-30-2010, 12:24 AM
One thing that will happen is that Perkins will miss a game for sure as he already has 6 technicals. One more and he gets suspended.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 12:24 AM
hey man i did not even finish.......

at being faster and quicker :D.

Yes rondo is a better player and the top 3 PG in the league, but my point is, westbrook is faster and quicker then rondo, not even saying that with hate at all, that's just the fact. So with that in mind, the part were rondo will just torch easily, you are wrong.

His passing will torch you though. Mix that with his quickness.

KmB728
05-30-2010, 12:25 AM
What's funny? He defended James Harden just fine. Granted Allen is clearly better, but they both run around through screens and hit spot up jumpers. Fisher is fully capable of defending Allen if Kobe locks down Rondo, Artest locks down PP and Gasol locks down KG. At that point, what would Ray's advantage over Fisher really hurt?

Thats exactly my point, Harden doesnt knock down 3's with the ease Allen does

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:25 AM
One thing that will happen is that Perkins will miss a game for sure as he already has 6 technicals. One more and he gets suspended.

Ya he seriously needs to learn how to keep his mouth shut.

Broke3113
05-30-2010, 12:28 AM
wow celtics fans are way overconfident alot of them sayin celtics in 5 you guys are gonna be real upset when u see whats going to happen

GspLAL
05-30-2010, 12:28 AM
His passing will torch you though. Mix that with his quickness.

Nash is a way better shooter and passer, what Rondo has is quickness I suppose.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:29 AM
His passing will torch you though. Mix that with his quickness.

except we just played the best passer in the league and won. Once again, that part of the argument is invalid.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:29 AM
Ya he seriously needs to learn how to keep his mouth shut.

Haha, if I was Coach Jackson I would put in Josh Powell and tell him to talk smack to Perkins about his mother or his baby's mother. ;)

showtym24
05-30-2010, 12:29 AM
Cant wait till thursday. Lakers in 6.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 12:29 AM
Nash is a way better shooter and passer, what Rondo has is quickness I suppose.

Shooter...yes

Passer...way better my ***

69centers
05-30-2010, 12:30 AM
You're funny. You forget that Orlando sucks on offense if you don't double Howard and the Cavs are a one trick pony as well.

We actually had to defend a TEAM....muchless a team who was #1 in 3P% this year.

Comparing a team's defense against the Suns and the Magic/Cavs is just insane. The Suns are clearly the hardest of the three to defend....and it's not even close.

The Suns may put up 110PPG in the regular season, and the Cavs and Magic only 102PPG, however the Suns gave up 105PPG, so it's no wonder you guys won, as their own defense is horrible.

Both the Cavs and Magic held opponents to 95PPG during the regular season, so the 8 points less their score per game than the Suns, is still outweighed by the 10 points less they allow the other team per game.

Overall, the Cavs and Magic were the best two teams in the NBA and we beat both in 6 games.

GspLAL
05-30-2010, 12:30 AM
Shooter...yes

Passer...way better my ***

Maybe not WAY better but he is better.

PrettyBoyJ
05-30-2010, 12:30 AM
This is gonna be a physical series.. I think the Lakers are more mature then 2 years ago.. Its gonna be tight but Lakers win it

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 12:30 AM
except we just played the best passer in the league and won. Once again, that part of the argument is invalid.

Who is Rondo passing to compared to Nash? Try again

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:32 AM
Haha, if I was Coach Jackson I would put in Josh Powell and tell him to talk smack to Perkins about his mother or his baby's mother. ;)

Haha dont worry the great white hope is going to step it up big this series so no big deal if we lose perk. I predict scal going off 20 5 5!

x_notorious
05-30-2010, 12:32 AM
After the Suns series, I'm not sure you want to point out the Lakers D as their strong point.

Any team in the league will have defensive struggles against the Suns. Even ask the Celtics, and they should know all about that from the regular season. Their offense is off the charts. Just about everyone can shoot the 3 ball and with a PG like Nash, scoring 105 a game would be underachieving.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:33 AM
Who is Rondo passing to compared to Nash? Try again

Ok i already said rondo is the 3rd best PG in the league, even ahead of nash but if you think rondo is even close as better as a passer then nash then there is no need in arguing.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:34 AM
Haha dont worry the great white hope is going to step it up big this series so no big deal if we lose perk. I predict scal going off 20 5 5!

Haha, "The Great White Hope" don't you mean "The Great White Dope."

JK, Karma don't bite me in the @rse.

JordansBulls
05-30-2010, 12:37 AM
Here are the picks.

http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2010/matchup/_/teams/celtics-lakers

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 12:38 AM
Great rivalry time!!! the X-factors- Bynum's knee and Lakers Bench.

Rams Fan
05-30-2010, 12:38 AM
Lakers in 7.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:39 AM
Here are the picks.

http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/2010/matchup/_/teams/celtics-lakers

Wow, six put of the ten so-called experts pick Lakers over Boston, I guess everyone's got amnesia.

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:40 AM
Wow, six of the so-called experts pick Lakers over Boston, I guess everyone's got amnesia.

either that or they remember that picking the lakers means lakers downfall.

ManRam
05-30-2010, 12:40 AM
LOL at Adande picking the Celtics. Trying to hide is Laker bias ;) I do love Adande though. He's a man.

The Lakers should get the majority of the picks, but I'm glad it's 6-4. That's about what it should be IMO.

Jahari Kavi
05-30-2010, 12:40 AM
As much as I want to I CAN'T TALK SMACK to Boston after the 08 debacle. Redemption must come first. Otherwise, personally I will STFU until then.

smartest post in this entire thread.

69centers
05-30-2010, 12:41 AM
Matchups....hahaha.

PP < Artest

You clearly haven't watched the Pierce/Artest battles over the years.


KG < Gasol

You clearly didn't watch the '08 Finals.


Perkins < Bynum

You're clearly didn't watch Perk against Howard in the last series. Howard is about 10x stronger and tougher to defend than Bynum could ever hope to be, even when 100% healthy.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:41 AM
either that or they remember that picking the lakers means lakers downfall.

I know! The Celtics love to be the underdogs. Well suck it Boston because we're the underdogs so stop trying to steal our mojo.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 12:41 AM
GOD I hate Boston, GO LAKERS!!!!

Good luck to both teams and hope no one gets hurt.... and needs a wheelchair

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 12:42 AM
smartest post in this entire thread.

Thank you, unfortunately it's true.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 12:45 AM
Thank you, unfortunately it's true.

that it is

ManRam
05-30-2010, 12:45 AM
You clearly haven't watched the Pierce/Artest battles over the years.

Agreed. Pierce is the far better player, and can score against Artest. But this series wont be won or lost bc of this matchup.



You clearly didn't watch the '08 Finals.

KG isn't the same KG. Gasol is the far superior player at this point in their careers. Gasol is the best offensive big in the game.



You're clearly didn't watch Perk against Howard in the last series. Howard is about 10x stronger and tougher to defend than Bynum could ever hope to be, even when 100% healthy.

Agreed again. Bynum can't even play more than half the game. He's been a complete non-factor in 90% of his playoff games in his young career.

redzone11
05-30-2010, 12:46 AM
Fisher's defense, Perkins tech situation, Bynum's knee, efficiency of the Lakers bench, and Sheed will all be keys to the series. But I think the Lakers will pull it out in 6, they are the more talented team and Kobe Bryant helps you out a bit too.

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:48 AM
GOD I hate Boston, GO LAKERS!!!!

Good luck to both teams and hope no one gets hurt.... and needs a wheelchair

Yup, lets see Kobe get stabbed 11 times in the face, neck and back, have lung surgery and come back and have one of his best statistical seasons.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 12:49 AM
I dont think it will be a blow out like last time. both teams are both totally different now

69centers
05-30-2010, 12:50 AM
Agreed. Pierce is the far better player, and can score against Artest. But this series wont be won or lost bc of this matchup.

KG isn't the same KG. Gasol is the far superior player at this point in their careers. Gasol is the best offensive big in the game.

Agreed again. Bynum can't even play more than half the game. He's been a complete non-factor in 90% of his playoff games in his young career.

However, Gasol is real soft when going up against aggressive players his size. KG may not be the force he was in '08 ATM, but one growl or two his way and Gasol will wimper right out of the game. :laugh2:

JNA17
05-30-2010, 12:50 AM
Yup, lets see Kobe get stabbed 11 times in the face, neck and back, have lung surgery and come back and have one of his best statistical seasons.

not to mention burn his fingers off and use cement on his legs.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 12:51 AM
I wonder if the Celtics will run a zone, and i wonder how effective Bynum will be

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 12:52 AM
not to mention burn his fingers off and use cement on his legs.

Look I understand Pierce was overreacting in that series but come on he deserves some respect from the stabbing incident alone.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 12:52 AM
Celtics in 5.... I really don't see how the Lakers can do anything differently than what they did against Boston in 08.

The lakers bigs are still soft and the celtics team D will frustrate Kobe.

Rondo will give fisher trouble.

Bynum will be a non-factor and Wallace and Garnett will stifle Gasol.

Odom,Bynum and Gasol are just way to soft for Garnett,Perkins,Wallace and Big baby.

Boston will use Allen,Pierce and T. Allen to harass Kobe on the perimeter.

Matchups matchups matchups.

Nothing has changed.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 12:52 AM
not to mention burn his fingers off and use cement on his legs.

that will only affect his jump shot. His fade-a-way will still be solid.

Iron24th
05-30-2010, 12:53 AM
Lakers in 6,it Will not be easy,but I think they'll Want this Finals more than The celts as they remember 08'.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 12:55 AM
Look I understand Pierce was overreacting in that series but come on he deserves some respect from the stabbing incident alone.

This series sets up perfectly for Paul Pierce. Once again he will be given no respect because Bryant gets all the hype. And trust me Paul takes it as an insult that this guy is galavanting in his town acting like he owns the place when we all know who is the real los angelino.... It's the truth. Inglewood bron and bred. The little prep from Devon Pa don't have a chance.

69centers
05-30-2010, 12:55 AM
Celtics in 5.... I really don't see how the Lakers can do anything differently than what they did against Boston in 08.

The lakers bigs are still soft and the celtics team D will frustrate Kobe.

Rondo will give fisher trouble.

Bynum will be a non-factor and Wallace and Garnett will stifle Gasol.

Odom,Bynum and Gasol are just way to soft for Garnett,Perkins,Wallace and Big baby.

Boston will use Allen,Pierce and T. Allen to harass Kobe on the perimeter.

Matchups matchups matchups.

Nothing has changed.

100%. Gasol is one of the best big guys in the game, but when going up against smaller players. Anyone his size, and stronger and more aggressive, and forget it -- Gasol just wimpers out of the way.

redzone11
05-30-2010, 12:55 AM
However, Gasol is real soft when going up against aggressive players his size. KG may not be the force he was in '08 ATM, but one growl or two his way and Gasol will wimper right out of the game. :laugh2:

And with Bynum playing only 18-20 minutes a game, Perk will probably be matched up with Pau a lot. And Perk is even bigger and more physical than KG, and will cause even more problems for Gasol.

It will be interesting to see Pau's play in the series, he was atrocious in 08. He has improved a lot, but he is still very soft.

lakerboy
05-30-2010, 12:57 AM
Lakers in 6.

LMAO at people making fun of Fish. It's a team game, team defense. Rondo will get by but we will have our players rotating. We will have our bigs inside.

We stood our ground against the best PGs in the NBA. Started with Westbrook, then Wiliams, then Nash. Now Rondo.

The Lakers win games 1 and 2, game 4 and 6. Pau Gasol will not be pushed around. Bynum will not be pushed around.

No need to argue with ya folks, we will never be on the same page. Let's just see the game.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 12:57 AM
100%. Gasol is one of the best big guys in the game, but when going up against smaller players. Anyone his size, and stronger and more aggressive, and forget it -- Gasol just wimpers out of the way.

In 08 I was telling my friends the celts were just way too tough down low for the lakers and they laughed...but really it wasn't even that close. Those boys shut it down. (knicks fan here but I have to be objective)

Iron24th
05-30-2010, 12:59 AM
Celtics in 5.... I really don't see how the Lakers can do anything differently than what they did against Boston in 08.

The lakers bigs are still soft and the celtics team D will frustrate Kobe.

Rondo will give fisher trouble.

Bynum will be a non-factor and Wallace and Garnett will stifle Gasol.

Odom,Bynum and Gasol are just way to soft for Garnett,Perkins,Wallace and Big baby.

Boston will use Allen,Pierce and T. Allen to harass Kobe on the perimeter.

Matchups matchups matchups.
Nothing has changed. I think you don't know a thing about matchups.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 12:59 AM
Lakers in 6.

LMAO at people making fun of Fish. It's a team game, team defense. Rondo will get by but we will have our players rotating. We will have our bigs inside.

We stood our ground against the best PGs in the NBA. Started with Westbrook, then Wiliams, then Nash. Now Rondo.

The Lakers win games 1 and 2, game 4 and 6. Pau Gasol will not be pushed around. Bynum will not be pushed around.

No need to argue with ya folks, we will never be on the same page. Let's just see the game.

Dude Westbrook got to the bucket anytime he wanted to. Nash can't get to the Hole but Dragic did. rondo is a finisher I don't know what you watch man seriously.

69centers
05-30-2010, 01:00 AM
Lakers in 6.

LMAO at people making fun of Fish. It's a team game, team defense. Rondo will get by but we will have our players rotating. We will have our bigs inside.

We stood our ground against the best PGs in the NBA. Started with Westbrook, then Wiliams, then Nash. Now Rondo.

The Lakers win games 1 and 2, game 4 and 6. Pau Gasol will not be pushed around. Bynum will not be pushed around.

No need to argue with ya folks, we will never be on the same page. Let's just see the game.

ROTFLMFAO!!!!! Yah, maybe when Nate Robinson is on him. :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 01:01 AM
I think you don't know a thing about matchups.

Agreed, Boston fan. Biased opinion. but we all have them.

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 01:01 AM
ROTFLMFAO!!!!! Yah, maybe when Nate Robinson is on him. :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

idk Nates pretty tough.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:02 AM
ROTFLMFAO!!!!! Yah, maybe when Nate Robinson is on him. :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

Seriuosly Little nate will not only rub his ish but probably could post him up.lol

ManRam
05-30-2010, 01:02 AM
I dislike Pau more than any player in the league...

But if Boston fans think he is as soft as they're making him out to be, they're in for a rude awakening.

lakerboy
05-30-2010, 01:02 AM
100%. Gasol is one of the best big guys in the game, but when going up against smaller players. Anyone his size, and stronger and more aggressive, and forget it -- Gasol just wimpers out of the way.

We'll see. Since that horrible summer in 08, he's manned up. We'll see how far he's gone. Last year, he held his ground against Howard. Now, it's different. We will see.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 01:02 AM
Agreed, Boston fan. Biased opinion. but we all have them.

He's a Knick fan

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:03 AM
kids from the innercity>>>>kids from spain.

Raph12
05-30-2010, 01:03 AM
Celts in 6

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:05 AM
We'll see. Since that horrible summer in 08, he's manned up. We'll see how far he's gone. Last year, he held his ground against Howard. Now, it's different. We will see.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks...

The cat hasn't changed a bit.

He's going from being dee'd up by Jeff green,Carlos Boozer and Amare. To being dee'd up by Kevin Garnett and Wallace two of the best low post defenders in the last 15 years...

ManRam
05-30-2010, 01:05 AM
kids from the innercity>>>>kids from spain.

Kendrick Perkins grew up in Beaumont, Texas and KG was raised in Mauldin, South Carolina.

Not really inner city.

Oh...and Pau grew up in Barcelona, a massive city.

69centers
05-30-2010, 01:08 AM
We'll see. Since that horrible summer in 08, he's manned up. We'll see how far he's gone. Last year, he held his ground against Howard. Now, it's different. We will see.

Gasol's gonna have a lot more manning up to do than you think to take on Sheed, Perk, KG, and Big Baby.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:09 AM
Kendrick Perkins grew up in Beaumont, Texas and KG was raised in Mauldin, South Carolina.

Not really inner city.

Oh...and Pau grew up in Barcelona, a massive city.

And where did Wallace grow up?

Have you been to Mauldin or Beaumont?

Ok let me restate myself with no political correctness:

african american kids>>>>Spanish eurpoeans.

For the sensitive please excuse me.

Young2Kinsler
05-30-2010, 01:09 AM
What a boring finals. No I don't give a **** the Mavs aren't there, they didn't deserve it, but this is just a boring matchup.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 01:10 AM
And where did Wallace grow up?

Have you been to Mauldin or Beaumont?

Ok let me restate myself with no political correctness:

african american kids>>>>Spanish eurpoeans.

For the sensitive please excuse me.

thats pretty racists saying black people are better at basketball then whites.

ManRam
05-30-2010, 01:11 AM
And where did Wallace grow up?

Have you been to Mauldin or Beaumont?

Ok let me restate myself with no political correctness:

American Black kids>>>>Spanish eurpoeans.

For the sensitive please excuse me.

It is incredibly insensitive...but that's fine. We'll see how it plays out.

You said "inner city". Beaumont and Mauldin probably aren't one of the first 200 cities that I'd think of in response to inner city.

Pau is a lot tougher than he gets credit score. I hope I'm wrong, but I think you'll be in for a rude awakening.

That is if Kobe and co. feel like getting him involved.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 01:11 AM
I think its funny how Lakers fans are saying they'll win because of "redemption."

The Celtics arent exactly playing uninspired just so you know. This is the last chance the big 3 have for a title and they know it. Good luck

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:11 AM
thats pretty racists saying black people are better at basketball then whites.

It's basketball.... And I'm comparing americans to europeans. Is this anything new.

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 01:11 AM
thats pretty racists saying black people are better at basketball then whites.

Im guessing you've never seen Scal play.

ZioAx
05-30-2010, 01:11 AM
What a boring finals. No I don't give a **** the Mavs aren't there, they didn't deserve it, but this is just a boring matchup.

This kid trolls any thread that has "Boston" in it

handbanana55
05-30-2010, 01:13 AM
I Like Turtles

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:14 AM
It is incredibly insensitive...but that's fine. We'll see how it plays out.

You said "inner city". Beaumont and Mauldin probably aren't one of the first 200 cities that I'd think of in response to inner city.

Pau is a lot tougher than he gets credit score. I hope I'm wrong, but I think you'll be in for a rude awakening.

That is if Kobe and co. feel like getting him involved.

Ok i restated myself. But how can you disagree. When we are debating physicality. I'll take the american kid from a poorer tougher background. why is this even an issue when you know what point I am making.

Don't get me wrong I love Gasol's game but going against KG,wallace,perkins and Baby is not good for him.

DengelBerry
05-30-2010, 01:14 AM
It's basketball.... And I'm comparing americans to europeans. Is this anything new.

No you didnt, you compared Black and white. thats pretty BS. It doesnt matter what skin color you are. your just a piece of **** for saying that.

lakerboy
05-30-2010, 01:15 AM
Gasol's gonna have a lot more manning up to do than you think to take on Sheed, Perk, KG, and Big Baby.

LMAO at Big Baby.

We will see.

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:16 AM
KG is about as tough mentally and physically as they come and Wallace can get in a dudes head in about 3 seconds. And Perkins would tap gasol out in under 30 seconds.....LOL

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:16 AM
No you didnt, you compared Black and white. thats pretty BS. It doesnt matter what skin color you are. your just a piece of **** for saying that.

I clearly stated it was about basketball.

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 01:17 AM
Thursday cannot come soon enough

boriquaabe
05-30-2010, 01:18 AM
Now if we were talking about Mchale or Bird or Laimbeer it would be different.

Tragedy
05-30-2010, 01:19 AM
Beat L.A.!!!
My feelings exactly.

I'd be SHOCKED if this series went any shorter than 6 games.

69centers
05-30-2010, 01:19 AM
LMAO at Big Baby.

We will see.

Big Baby could power flick Gasol into the 20th row of those dimly lit Staples center seats. :clap:

ilovemyangel
05-30-2010, 01:19 AM
C's has sent 3 nba first teamer home in wade, lebron and howard. let's send the last one remaining in the playoffs home as well!

wileyisTOFU
05-30-2010, 01:27 AM
voting very one sided so far..

ShakeN'Bake
05-30-2010, 01:29 AM
voting very one sided so far..

Most people on the East Coast are not awake.

Raph12
05-30-2010, 01:33 AM
C's has sent 3 nba first teamer home in wade, lebron and howard. let's send the last one remaining in the playoffs home as well!

Wade, Lebron, Dwight and Kobe, that's the Top 4 players in the league, IMO of course... If the Celts win this, it will be their most impressive championship run I can remember.

69centers
05-30-2010, 01:34 AM
voting very one sided so far..

There have always been a huge discrepancy between the number of PSD Laker fans and every other NBA team. More fans = more votes. The poll doesn't really tell you much, other than how confident each team's fans are in choosing whether it will be over in 4, 5, 6, or 7 games.

Duncan = Donkey
05-30-2010, 01:34 AM
man i hate both teams. but i hate the lakers more.

so go boston!!!

Avenged
05-30-2010, 01:37 AM
Yeah the voting doesn't really mean much. It's the Lakers vs. everyone else. I'm actually surprised Lakers are leading in votes.

borat
05-30-2010, 01:47 AM
Watch out, Kobe is on a mission.

Btw Boston fan, just keep one thing in mind. Win game one or the series is OVERRRRRRRRRRRR.

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 01:47 AM
been waiting for this matchup for 2 years . was so pissed when the lakers lost in 08 , i got on here and trashed the celtics fans and calling them bandwagoners , ive grown up alot in 2 years , that wont be happening this year , i got new found respect for boston for knocking out 2 of the most overrated players in basketball , dwight ive always thought he was overrated , bron cant win in the playoffs . looking foward to the matchup , im gonna be biased and say the lake show in a tough 6 game series , by the way im also 60 pounds lighter then i was 2 years ago , just though ill say that .

still1ballin
05-30-2010, 01:50 AM
Watch out, Kobe is on a mission.

Btw Boston fan, just keep one thing in mind. Win game one or the series is OVERRRRRRRRRRRR.

:laugh2:

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 01:52 AM
man i hate both teams. but i hate the lakers more.

so go boston!!!

is it because we sent you guys home , no jokes aside your team put up a good fight , if amare resigns and you guys add 1 more good player then yall will be title contenders next season .

Avenged
05-30-2010, 01:57 AM
Ron Artest vs. Paul Pierce is going to be huge.

I would normally say Rondo would just abuse Fisher, but Fisher has held his own in this postseason much to my surprise. He won't stop him by any means, but he'll do his part. Anyways, the Lakers could play great offensive when they need to and great defense when they need to as well. Bostons D is better of course, but lets not underestimate the Lakers D as well.

Iron24th
05-30-2010, 02:01 AM
You can't teach an old dog new tricks...

The cat hasn't changed a bit.

He's going from being dee'd up by Jeff green,Carlos Boozer and Amare. To being dee'd up by Kevin Garnett and Wallace two of the best low post defenders in the last 15 years...

Two of the best low post defenders the last 15 years??? LOOOL now I'm sure that you don't know what you're talking about.

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 02:09 AM
Haha, by tomorrow all Laker and Boston posters will be banned for baiting and there will just be non-Laker/Boston fans left in the PSD forums.

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:20 AM
i just hope pierce dont fake another injury .

tonyd3b54
05-30-2010, 02:21 AM
Two of the best low post defenders the last 15 years??? LOOOL now I'm sure that you don't know what you're talking about.
they were in their prime... not any more but theyre both still very good... also perkins is one of the best defensive bigs in the nba... the only CENTER id put in front of him is dwight as far as defense goes.

RadiantShot
05-30-2010, 02:21 AM
I'm going with the LA Lakers in 7 Games, in the rematch. I think at this point, Kobe's just too lethal, and if Pau gets going, there's no way Boston will be able to win this series. It should be a great one. I don't think it will go to anything less than 6 games.

ARMIN12NBA
05-30-2010, 02:22 AM
LOL @ the difference in Conference Championship presentations. The Lakers were like, DGAF. The Celtics had shirts, hats, and big ole smiles.

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:24 AM
by the way kobe has redemption also on sheed , remember he hasnt forgotten about the pistons beating us in 04 .

Avenged
05-30-2010, 02:25 AM
I love when Radiant picks the Lakers. :)

RadiantShot
05-30-2010, 02:27 AM
I love when Radiant picks the Lakers. :)

;)

Sadds The Gr8
05-30-2010, 02:27 AM
I picked the Celtics in 6. They've surprised me all playoffs and I always picked against them...except vs Miami.

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:30 AM
by the way did you hear what dfish said inside the nba , he said every time he hears detrot basketball he goes nuts , thought that was kinda funny .

ARMIN12NBA
05-30-2010, 02:31 AM
There is no way I can make an honest prediction for this series. I truly believe the Lakers are capable of beating the Celtics though and that this series will be very competitive.

B.JenningsMVP
05-30-2010, 02:32 AM
Fasssst forward to Thursday!!!!!! aha
Caaaaaaan't fuuckin waaaaaaait!!!!!!!!!!

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:32 AM
we never got our redemption against the hole piston team of 04 , we did get billups last year and this year we will get sheed .

B.JenningsMVP
05-30-2010, 02:32 AM
LA in 6!

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 02:33 AM
I love when Radiant picks the Lakers. :)

Yea, I remember a particular promise he made about picking the Lakers over Boston.

tonyd3b54
05-30-2010, 02:37 AM
Two of the best low post defenders the last 15 years??? LOOOL now I'm sure that you don't know what you're talking about.

In their primes they were not anymore... theyre still very good tho...

i got celtics in 6 mainly because of the celtics size. kg perk and wallace thats
7ft 253lbs 6'10'' 280lbs and 6'11'' 230lbs... and dont for get baby whos not as tall but still 6'8'' 290lbs.thats just way too much beef for gasol and bynum to handle

also i think alot of lakerfans are assuming pierce wont have much of an impact on this series. artest will make it tougher but pierce has still had good success against artest. look at these numbers updated last year in 19 career games vs artest.

PTS 22.9 -- FG% .443 -- 3P% .366 -- FTA 7.8 -- REB 6.3 -- AST 3.9 -- TOV 3.1

if fisher is on ray i fully expect ray to avg 18ppg this series, in 08 ray was the best player on the floor in the finals but pierce got the mvp because he played well too but did it through out the entire playoffs.

finally i think rondo will still have a good impact even if kobes on him... maybe not as big as has been but i still expect a good 14ppg with 9 or more assist

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:38 AM
Yea, I remember a particular promise he made about picking the Lakers over Boston.

what was the promise .

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 02:38 AM
what was the promise .

That if the Lakers win he'll wear a skirt.

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:39 AM
wtf , lol

USMCLaker
05-30-2010, 02:40 AM
wtf

JK, he said he would root for the Lakers instead of the Celtics if the Celtics eliminated the Magic.

lakersfan211
05-30-2010, 02:43 AM
oh ok , got me going their for a second .

tr4shb0t
05-30-2010, 02:48 AM
I still dont know how you guys think Fisher can keep up with Rondo for 40+ minutes....

Yea Rondo poses a matchup problem, but the Lakers don't have to guard him tightly. The bigs just need to keep him out of the paint and guard the other players so Rondo can't make plays. They will probably keep him out on the perimeter and force him to be a jump shooter. Let him run around all he wants.