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JordansBulls
06-13-2010, 11:12 PM
( 1 ) LA Lakers (57-25) vs. ( 4 ) Boston Celtics (50-32)


LA Lakers will have the Homecourt Advantage


Boston Leads Series 3-2 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






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

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/playoffs;_ylt=Am8f58mgy3SQcH7zDYaq5ru8vLYF

Jenceman
06-13-2010, 11:18 PM
Lakers will come out guns blazing, and send it to 7. Bench players play better at home, and there is no way the Lakers lose this one. Go ahead and quote me on it.

RaptorsFanatic
06-13-2010, 11:19 PM
Lakers in 7.

Quote me.

iggypop123
06-13-2010, 11:19 PM
fast thread. that said the most epic series in a while continues to a game 7. lets be frank im sure the lakers will get their calls.

*Superman*
06-13-2010, 11:20 PM
If the Lakers don't go to Game 7 I will be shocked. Big key. Kobe, no matter how mad he gets, has to get the team involved one way, or another.

KmB728
06-13-2010, 11:22 PM
Lakers in 7.

Quote me.

But i thought you were a Raptors Fantatic?

JWO35
06-13-2010, 11:23 PM
NBA Finals ends here....

gbpackers12
06-13-2010, 11:23 PM
Lakers force a game 7.

stawka
06-13-2010, 11:29 PM
Celtics make me happy

Rams Fan
06-13-2010, 11:30 PM
Lakers will force a game 7

B.JenningsMVP
06-13-2010, 11:36 PM
Lakers

ManRam
06-13-2010, 11:37 PM
I don't think Boston can win three in a row....but you never know.

lamar2006
06-13-2010, 11:38 PM
Lakers should win this one the ? is can they win the 7th game. this will be interesting I still believe we can take the series.

still1ballin
06-13-2010, 11:42 PM
Lakers just please win. I cannot stomach the Celtics hosting that trophy on our home floor.

JordansBulls
06-13-2010, 11:49 PM
I don't think Boston can win three in a row....but you never know.

Remember what I said before. Boston was down 2-1 to the Cavs after getting beat in game 3 at home and came back and won 3 in a row. And that was against the team with the best record in the league. They won 3 in a row against the team with the 2nd best record in the league as well in Orlando. Boston has all the momentum now, so I think they have a better shot in game 6 than in game 7.
Also this is the first time the Lakers have been down in a series this postseason. Let's see how they respond.

Mavrix
06-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Celts will finish them off.

*Superman*
06-13-2010, 11:50 PM
Lakers just please win. I cannot stomach the Celtics hosting that trophy on our home floor.

After reading this. I hope they do.

*remembers last year*

jim51990
06-13-2010, 11:51 PM
if its called fair the celtics finish it up

Jenceman
06-13-2010, 11:52 PM
True, but the Lakers have only lost 3 times in a row 1 time in the last 3 years......and all three of those were on the road.

Jenceman
06-13-2010, 11:52 PM
Celts will finish them off.

Coming out of your cave eh?

still1ballin
06-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Celts will finish them off.

Love to see your sig again

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Celts will finish them off.

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss

everything you have said is wrong

lakers will win, thank you mavrix :dance::dance2:

hugepatsfan
06-14-2010, 12:11 AM
I wonder how much of a difference 2 years and home court makes. Because LA layed down like pathetic losers in game 6 in BOS in 08.

m26555
06-14-2010, 12:11 AM
Boston closes it out.

m26555
06-14-2010, 12:12 AM
Okay; why is that post two posts above me still there?

EDIT: Never mind; it's gone.

still1ballin
06-14-2010, 12:16 AM
I wonder how much of a difference 2 years and home court makes. Because LA layed down like pathetic losers in game 6 in BOS in 08.

nvm its gone

Avenged
06-14-2010, 12:22 AM
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssss

everything you have said is wrong

lakers will win, thank you mavrix :dance::dance2:

Exactly what I thought.

:cheers:

td0tsfinest
06-14-2010, 12:25 AM
Push to the brink of elimination, can Pau Gasol (;)) and the Lakers put up a fight?
I think they will. This series is destined for 7 games. If it doesn't, it would just add to the mediocre nba playoffs we've had this year.

tdunk21
06-14-2010, 12:27 AM
celtics.......just because they have a better bench.....

jimbobjarree
06-14-2010, 12:27 AM
last game of the season

hugepatsfan
06-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Push to the brink of elimination, can Pau Gasol (;)) and the Lakers put up a fight?
I think they will. This series is destined for 7 games. If it doesn't, it would just add to the mediocre nba playoffs we've had this year.

That's the lingering question I have of LA from 08. People talked about there physical thoughness (or lack there of) from the 08 series. But the part that really was most disgusting to me was the lack of mental fortitude they showed in game 6.

td0tsfinest
06-14-2010, 12:31 AM
last game of the season

them be fighting words.

tangent12
06-14-2010, 12:36 AM
Lakers still win this series in 7.

jimbobjarree
06-14-2010, 01:01 AM
them be fighting words.

:box:

td0tsfinest
06-14-2010, 01:11 AM
:box:

:catfight:

still1ballin
06-14-2010, 01:12 AM
Odom, Bynum and Kobe look very confident heading back to LA for game 6

GSW Hoops
06-14-2010, 01:16 AM
Lakers still win this series in 7.

I agree.

bigsams50
06-14-2010, 01:20 AM
:catfight:

:laugh:

ko8e24
06-14-2010, 01:23 AM
Lakers 97

Celtics 81

_KB24_
06-14-2010, 01:25 AM
This has to be the biggest game for the Lakers in maybe 6 years. I cannot imagine what will happen if they lose to the Celtics a second straight time. Lets go LA!

GSW Hoops
06-14-2010, 01:25 AM
Lakers will force a game 7

If they don't, the refs certainly will.

bigsams50
06-14-2010, 01:26 AM
Kobe played his *** off and yet it still wasnt enough. I say Celtics win game 6 92-78, and celebrate on the Lakers home floor

Ryan328
06-14-2010, 01:29 AM
If Boston can win two in a row, so can LA

ko8e24
06-14-2010, 01:31 AM
Let's just say that the Lakers got their home loss in the playoffs out of the way when they lost game 2 @ LA.

Lakersho
06-14-2010, 01:46 AM
:laugh::laugh:
If they don't, the refs certainly will.

all about the $$$...

Lakersho
06-14-2010, 01:48 AM
If they don't, the refs certainly will.

:clap::clap:all about the $$$$

Mplsman
06-14-2010, 01:54 AM
This games gonna be sick!

fadedmario
06-14-2010, 01:59 AM
Kobe is not the problem, Lamar Odom is. Where has he been all series. He needs to step up.

Raidaz4Life
06-14-2010, 02:02 AM
I can honestly say I have absolutely no idea how this will play out. Both teams have shown stints of being near unstoppable and both teams have shown stints of looking lost and disinterested... which teams will show up Tuesday?

Iron24th
06-14-2010, 02:41 AM
Remember what I said before. Boston was down 2-1 to the Cavs after getting beat in game 3 at home and came back and won 3 in a row. And that was against the team with the best record in the league. They won 3 in a row against the team with the 2nd best record in the league as well in Orlando. Boston has all the momentum now, so I think they have a better shot in game 6 than in game 7.
Also this is the first time the Lakers have been down in a series this postseason. Let's see how they respond.

The Lakers are not cleveland or orlando,they are the defending champs,never underestimate the heart of a Champion.

The celts will have their better shot to take the series in game 6,if they lose,they're done for game 7,mark my words.

bigsams50
06-14-2010, 02:44 AM
The Lakers are not cleveland or orlando,they are the defending champs,never underestimate the heart of a Champion.

The celts will have their better shot to take the series in game 6,if they lose,they're done for game 7,mark my words.

I have yet to see any Laker show Heart not named Kobe or Bynum

Vee-Rex
06-14-2010, 02:48 AM
Celts are just a better team to me. Their players show up. KG, Pierce, Rondo, Sheed, Big Baby, Nate, Tony Allen.

Perkins defense has been great. Ray Ray is the only one that doesn't do anything although he solely won game 2.

Lakers? Only ones that play are Kobe, Pau, and Andrew. Odom, Fisher, Farmar, Artest are all bums. Fisher is clutch but there's no way he can continue to play as well as he have been playing. The lack of a bench will cause L.A. to lose in 7.

iggypop123
06-14-2010, 02:56 AM
this is mostly an evenly matched finals. sort of like Detroit san antoino. oh yeah that one went 7 too. i see that scenario s well. though i do think sheed will look to where fisher is on the court and never leave him open

BlueJayFanDan
06-14-2010, 03:03 AM
Hate both teams but praying for the Lakers to lose.

Iron24th
06-14-2010, 04:48 AM
Celts are just a better team to me. Their players show up. KG, Pierce, Rondo, Sheed, Big Baby, Nate, Tony Allen.

Perkins defense has been great. Ray Ray is the only one that doesn't do anything although he solely won game 2.

Lakers? Only ones that play are Kobe, Pau, and Andrew. Odom, Fisher, Farmar, Artest are all bums. Fisher is clutch but there's no way he can continue to play as well as he have been playing. The lack of a bench will cause L.A. to lose in 7.

They didn't show up the wohle series, KG? It took him 2 or 3 games before he show up. Pierce? He has disappeared in every games except last game.Big Baby? He has done nothing in Staples.Nate and Tony Allen? Please!

Rondo is the only one who is always dangerous for us,and I admit Rasheed has done a great job defensively.

But the others are very inconsistents,and fortunately for us,or the series would already be over.

Iron24th
06-14-2010, 04:53 AM
I have yet to see any Laker show Heart not named Kobe or Bynum

Except the last two games,last time I checked in this Finals,Fish and Pau showed hearts,the Finals are not won on two games,it's a 7 games series.

stawka
06-14-2010, 05:19 AM
:clap::clap:all about the $$$$

Ummm sorry to burst your bubble, but I'd like to get a couple of things off my chest...

1 - The reffing has been bad all series, but if anything, I'd say the Lakers got more calls their way
2 - If it was about the $$$, Stern would make the Lakers win game 6 and take game 7 at home -- contrary to what you think by "letting the Celtics win on the Lakers floor"

WTF is with your theories dude?

Bulls_fan90
06-14-2010, 05:49 AM
I keep wondering if this series would have gone any different had the Lakers kept Ariza. I know it's not over yet...Stern will win game 6 and take it to a deciding game 7.

Lil Rhody
06-14-2010, 06:18 AM
woot woot go celtics...... good luck lakers your gonna need it

Iron24th
06-14-2010, 06:46 AM
Kobe played his *** off and yet it still wasnt enough. I say Celtics win game 6 92-78, and celebrate on the Lakers home floor

I love Lakers haters like you who gives unrealistic predictions like this,just because they hate them,how the Lakers can score 8 less points on their homecourt when their worst scoring game in 2010 playoffs is 86pts on the road???

:facepalm:

The Intimidator
06-14-2010, 07:48 AM
Lakers 97

Celtics 81

It's extremely homeristic of you to think that the Celtics will lose by 16 points when they have a chance to close this thing out. Every game has been close with the exception of game 1, and this game will be no different.

JordansBulls
06-14-2010, 08:05 AM
I love Lakers haters like you who gives unrealistic predictions like this,just because they hate them,how the Lakers can score 8 less points on their homecourt when their worst scoring game in 2010 playoffs is 86pts on the road???

:facepalm:

Why is he a Lakers hater because he predicts the other team to win? He is one of the most unbiased posters on here.

ilovemyangel
06-14-2010, 08:14 AM
not a lakers hater, but a celtic fan. C's will wrap this up in game 6.

pats2009
06-14-2010, 08:47 AM
Regardless of what happens on tuesday, celtics will hold up their 18th trophy on l.a.'s floor and continue the dominance of l.a. in the finals. phil jackson will then be 47-1 after winning game one. after winning these finals this celtics team would have done what no one else will ever do again. beat the three best regular season teams in a row. cleveland, orlando, and l.a. the only way the celtics lose is if they call ticky-tack fouls and the celtics beat themselves. kobe is the best player, but boston is the definition of team. i just hope for california team fans sake they give them a good show and send it to seven. they dont have anything else to root for. great series though. quote me. the celtics will win!!!!!!!:clap:

jetsforever
06-14-2010, 09:27 AM
I dont think the Celtics will win this one. Lakers backs are against the wall. But the Celtics have been very impressive. Gotta hand it to them.

Lakers need to make their free throws. Artest ****ed up really bad missing two important free throws at the end.

Iron24th
06-14-2010, 09:27 AM
Why is he a Lakers hater because he predicts the other team to win? He is one of the most unbiased posters on here.

Why?


Lets go C's!!!

Theres nothing i'd love more than to see Kobe lose on his own home court.

Cause he says things like this,yeah unbiased :rolleyes:

Iron24th
06-14-2010, 09:30 AM
Regardless of what happens on tuesday, celtics will hold up their 18th trophy on l.a.'s floor and continue the dominance of l.a. in the finals. phil jackson will then be 47-1 after winning game one. after winning these finals this celtics team would have done what no one else will ever do again. beat the three best regular season teams in a row. cleveland, orlando, and l.a. the only way the celtics lose is if they call ticky-tack fouls and the celtics beat themselves. kobe is the best player, but boston is the definition of team. i just hope for california team fans sake they give them a good show and send it to seven. they dont have anything else to root for. great series though. quote me. the celtics will win!!!!!!!:clap:

You look very confident,I quote you in case you're wrong :eyebrow:

69centers
06-14-2010, 09:37 AM
Sugar Ray is going to go off in Game 6. He hasn't hit a 3 pointer since Game 2, and I doubt that streak goes any further.

Ray scores 27 points (five 3's) and C's hoist the trophy at Staples on Tuesday night.

tcav701
06-14-2010, 09:50 AM
it just looks like the lakers have too many liabilities right now...

i dont think anyone other than kobe even wants the ball

mikantsass
06-14-2010, 10:05 AM
I fully expect LA to return home and get all of the breaks/calls. The big question for me is what is going on with Bynum. If he cant play, then I like the Celtics to close it out. If he is effective then the Lakers will take game 6.

drobe86
06-14-2010, 10:30 AM
I look for more of Shrek and Donkey in this one. LA=overrated and always has been. Great job Celtics now go ahead and finish this things off and lets get the summer of Lebron going....

TheKing23
06-14-2010, 10:43 AM
The Lakers will continue to struggle with the Celtics toughness and superb bench play and the C's close this one out and claim their 18 championship on the Lakers home floor.

Perfect :D

AntiG
06-14-2010, 11:01 AM
http://i45.tinypic.com/2e3zpsk.jpg

:D

RipVW
06-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Does it seem like the Celtics defense has figured things out or, at the very least, that theyve tightened up significantly?

Going with the idea that it has, this game comes down to someone besides Kobe hitting outside shots because thats what the Celtics are giving them recently. I thought last night when Vujacic hit a three that the Lakers might get it going but the supporting shooters were relatively quiet. The Celtics needed someone to bridge the rough waters until one of their stars was on and in game 4, they got it.

This has really been a surprise. After game 3, it looked like it was a lock for the Lakers. But if the Celtics go on to win it, youd have to say that the turning point may have been Davis and Robinson stepping up.

_Supreme_
06-14-2010, 11:02 AM
I think the Lakers are in a very precarious position.

If Kobe feels he has to be the hero then that could backfire on them, and they could lose in a similar way as game 5, but if he chooses to be the team guy and things don't go well it could be too late before he decides to switch to hero Kobe.

Very hard to predict how game 6 will go. Both teams will treat this game like it is game 7 already.

GSW Hoops
06-14-2010, 02:07 PM
Lakers are a different team at home. I see LA taking at least game 6 and probably game 7.

Avenged
06-14-2010, 02:10 PM
I want to see an epic game 7, so the Lakers better win this one. :)

jimbobjarree
06-14-2010, 02:10 PM
This has to be the biggest game for the Lakers in maybe 6 years. I cannot imagine what will happen if they lose to the Celtics a second straight time. Lets go LA!

surely game 6 in 08 was just as big, same situation more or less

ManRam
06-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Well, looks like Lamar is battling flu-like symptoms.


There is, as they say, never a good time to get sick.

But not all sick days are created equal.

Especially when they occur during the NBA Finals. The Lakers' Lamar Odom started feeling unwell on Saturday and his flu symptoms didn't improve much in time for Game 5 on Sunday.

"I haven't been sick all season … now I'm sick in the Finals," said Odom after the Lakers' 92-86 loss to the Celtics here in Game 5. "Had to put my hard hat on just to get out of bed. It was tough.

"I'm not feeling good, but I'm not making any excuses. I've just got to be ready to play."

Odom played 26-plus minutes, scoring eight points and adding eight rebounds and had three turnovers. He checked into the game with 2:39 left in the opening quarter and picked up a foul just before the end of the quarter.

He lamented the way that particular play turned out, thinking it might have been a springboard toward better things.

"That was a tough call to call," he said. "The first time I got the ball, I thought I was by [Glen] Davis and then I didn't even see [ Paul] Pierce. I was in the air and it kind of slid under me. That would have got me going."

Of the Lakers reserves, Odom was easily the most productive, which is not saying much. In Game 5, Jordan Farmar was 0 for 4 and had one point in almost 14 minutes. Shannon Brown played 19 seconds, and Sasha Vujacic was two for five and had five points in 10-plus minutes.

Luke Walton was scoreless in seven-plus minutes of action.

Odom is still searching for a true breakout game in the Finals. His best showing, thus far, came in Game 3, in which he shot five for five, scoring 12 points and adding five rebounds.

Though sick, Odom did see something in the form of a get-well remedy, namely getting on a plane and returning home to Los Angeles. Game 6 is Tuesday night.

"We get to go home and I'll be in my own bed in my own house," he said. "And get to see my wife."

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers-web-20100615,0,1680739.story

Not what the Lakers need.

JordansBulls
06-14-2010, 02:15 PM
I cannot imagine what will happen if they lose to the Celtics a second straight time. Lets go LA!

Same thing that happened with other teams that lost in back to back years or 2 years apart in the finals.

JordansBulls
06-14-2010, 02:16 PM
Well, looks like Lamar is battling flu-like symptoms.



http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers-web-20100615,0,1680739.story

Not what the Lakers need.

He should be ok tomorrow.

Avenged
06-14-2010, 02:29 PM
Well, looks like Lamar is battling flu-like symptoms.



http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-lakers-web-20100615,0,1680739.story

Not what the Lakers need.

I don't want to make excuses but you said it perfectly, it's not what the Lakers needed.

It's not like he's contributing anyways so we probably won't notice.

Rivera
06-14-2010, 02:30 PM
Ray Allen is going through some **** to

hes dealing with his sons diabetes again

this is the 2nd time this is happen to Ray Ray and the first time was in the 08 finals

heres the story

For the second time in three years and the second time in as many appearances in the NBA finals, Ray Allen is dealing with a sickness to his diabetic son Walker.



"My son was in the hospital [Saturday]. He had a similar bout [during the 2008 finals] and he went hypoglycemic," Allen reported after Sunday night's Game 5 win over the Lakers. "It's just tough to deal with. With my son having diabetes, you just do everything you can, but his body just wasn't operating correctly. He wanted to fall to sleep and we couldn't let him fall asleep because he blood sugar was dropping into the 50s and 40s."



Allen was excused from the media availability on Saturday afternoon before rejoining the team for practice.



Two years ago, Allen's son, then 2 years old, had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment and Allen had to travel cross-country to spend time with him. On Saturday morning, Walker again became hypoglycemic and needed urgent medical care. Allen did not get much sleep on Friday night and Saturday but spent time with Walker, who is doing better.


http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/2124160/another-diabetic-scare-ray-allens-son

Wilson
06-14-2010, 02:34 PM
surely game 6 in 08 was just as big, same situation more or less

You could argue that game was bigger as well. I think it was much more daunting for the Lakers to go and have to win two in Boston than to win two in LA.

However this time we're trying to avoid a second loss to Boston in three years which makes it more important for us I think.


Lakers need to make their free throws. Artest ****ed up really bad missing two important free throws at the end.

It's fundamental things like that which have killed us in Boston, Kobe and Fish both missed free throws in the fourth quarter of game four as well. We were also beaten to way too many boards in the fourth quarter of that game.

In game six we really need to get Pau involved, and he himself has to make an effort to be aggressive on offense. He's smart enough to be able to draw some fouls, so he needs to try and get Kendrick Perkins and Rasheed Wallace off the court. Then he'll have Kevin Garnett guarding him, which works in our favour in the fourth quarter because of KG's age and knees. It might also open up some better opportunities for him and Kobe to work a two man game.

More than anything we just need to play and coach smart - make your FTs, don't force jump shots, work the ball inside, rotate the ball if nothing is immediately open, box out, and get key players a little bit of rest so they're not gassed in the last six minutes of the game. It's a tall order against a team like the Celtics but it is possible I think.

The Final Boss
06-14-2010, 07:19 PM
I still think Los Angeles is the superior team with a healthy Bynum. Injuries, yes, are part of the game but Bynum when contributing 25 minutes (with movement) a game is a huge factor on both ends. I still think Los Angeles isn't getting any respect defensively.

Avenged
06-14-2010, 07:24 PM
I still think Los Angeles is the superior team with a healthy Bynum. Injuries, yes, are part of the game but Bynum when contributing 25 minutes a game is a huge factor on both ends. I still think Los Angeles isn't getting any respect defensively.

He logged in I think 31 minutes in game 5 and was hardly a factor.

The Final Boss
06-14-2010, 07:29 PM
Celts are just a better team to me. Their players show up. KG, Pierce, Rondo, Sheed, Big Baby, Nate, Tony Allen.

Perkins defense has been great. Ray Ray is the only one that doesn't do anything although he solely won game 2.

Lakers? Only ones that play are Kobe, Pau, and Andrew. Odom, Fisher, Farmar, Artest are all bums. Fisher is clutch but there's no way he can continue to play as well as he have been playing. The lack of a bench will cause L.A. to lose in 7.

lol Garnett when not pulling, shoving, pushing, grabbing, elbowing and being a clown has only showed up for 2 games.

Pierce shows up in spurts.

Rondo has played well.

Sheed. lol

Davis has played decent when getting away with murder.

If Pau wasn't European he would get every call and would have been a top 3 vote getter for MVP .

The Final Boss
06-14-2010, 07:33 PM
He logged in I think 31 minutes in game 5 and was hardly a factor.

On one leg.

TheKing23
06-14-2010, 09:10 PM
On one leg.

What makes you think that his leg will magically get better two days later?

ManRam
06-14-2010, 09:16 PM
I still think Los Angeles is the superior team with a healthy Bynum. Injuries, yes, are part of the game but Bynum when contributing 25 minutes (with movement) a game is a huge factor on both ends. I still think Los Angeles isn't getting any respect defensively.

I think everyone acknowledges that they are a top 3-5 defensive team. I haven't heard anyone say otherwise.

It's just, I think Boston's defense has out shined at times, especially last night.

We'll never know if they are better with Bynum healthy this year. I'm at the point where that "excuse" (legit or not) is meaningless. It seems like he never is healthy, so why should we really play what-ifs with him?

shep33
06-14-2010, 09:45 PM
Ray Allen is going through some **** to

hes dealing with his sons diabetes again

this is the 2nd time this is happen to Ray Ray and the first time was in the 08 finals

heres the story

For the second time in three years and the second time in as many appearances in the NBA finals, Ray Allen is dealing with a sickness to his diabetic son Walker.



"My son was in the hospital [Saturday]. He had a similar bout [during the 2008 finals] and he went hypoglycemic," Allen reported after Sunday night's Game 5 win over the Lakers. "It's just tough to deal with. With my son having diabetes, you just do everything you can, but his body just wasn't operating correctly. He wanted to fall to sleep and we couldn't let him fall asleep because he blood sugar was dropping into the 50s and 40s."



Allen was excused from the media availability on Saturday afternoon before rejoining the team for practice.



Two years ago, Allen's son, then 2 years old, had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment and Allen had to travel cross-country to spend time with him. On Saturday morning, Walker again became hypoglycemic and needed urgent medical care. Allen did not get much sleep on Friday night and Saturday but spent time with Walker, who is doing better.


http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/2124160/another-diabetic-scare-ray-allens-son

Yeah I figured that was what was going on with him when he was excused from practice ( I still think he went though right?). Thats sad, people forget that basketball is just a game and winning 20 championships doesn't mean anything in comparison to the life of a child.

Hopefully his son is doing okay, wish Ray and his family the best.

robdizzle3
06-15-2010, 02:45 AM
I think everyone acknowledges that they are a top 3-5 defensive team. I haven't heard anyone say otherwise.

It's just, I think Boston's defense has out shined at times, especially last night.

We'll never know if they are better with Bynum healthy this year. I'm at the point where that "excuse" (legit or not) is meaningless. It seems like he never is healthy, so why should we really play what-ifs with him?

Though sad, I have to agree. It cant be an excuse, because like you said, when is he healthy? I just want him to protect the paint and grab boards. He will get touches, but he has to make sure, likie Odom and Bynum, they get on the glass, no matter on offense or defense, because thats when the easy buckets come and you take the other teams heart.

shep33
06-15-2010, 02:56 AM
This series is gonna end up a tie... 3-3 into 10 overtimes.

Only way to finish it is by going to Rule 23.59 (a): "In the Likelihood of a game 7, 10 overtime period... the game will conclude in a game of 'Bump' consisting of the worst shooter from each team. In the likelihood that they don't make a shot, they will complete an obstacle course consisting of fire pits, deadly spikes, the Immortals from the film 300, and a multiplication table "

JayW_1023
06-15-2010, 07:36 AM
Ever since KG has discovered Gasol can't stop him one on one this series has shifted in Bostons favor. Bostons offense looks good and their defense as well. The Lakers have been too inconsistent...and I don't see them winning two wins in a row against a hungry Boston team like this.

But a team that has Kobe is never counted out,

mikantsass
06-15-2010, 09:32 AM
As long as the Celtics play solid defense they will win. Bynum is hurt and Lamar has the Kardashian flu. Not good news for the LA Kobes.

I predict Kobe puts up 35 shots

Avenged
06-15-2010, 09:37 AM
Lamar Odom and Ron Artest both have to come through tonight. They have heavily received criticism for every loss their game and it has come down to the point where this is the Lakers final chance. The bench as a group has to also give us some productive minutes out there and I'm talking mainly about Lamar, Farmar, and Sasha.

I think controlling the Celtics bench is the major key in this. Their bench is playing with all time high in confidence and has been a major reason they'e won the last 2 games.

ilovemyangel
06-15-2010, 09:40 AM
if the lakers left kobe on an island like they did in game 5, celtics will take game 6. gasolin needs to play better for the lake show to have a chance. Game 5's score seems close primarily becoz of kobe's 3rd quarter onslaught and the C's turnovers. C's must step on the lakers' throat to bring home banner no. 18!! GO CELTICS GO!

Kobes a Killer
06-15-2010, 09:58 AM
Lakers win both games in LA you can bet the house on it, Ray is the only Celtic to have a decent night, LA wins by double digits, they also win by 5-8 points in game 7

ilovemyangel
06-15-2010, 10:11 AM
the celtics has been a very good road team, show it to us one more time!! go C's!

BOSTON617
06-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Lakers win both games in LA you can bet the house on it, Ray is the only Celtic to have a decent night, LA wins by double digits, they also win by 5-8 points in game 7

sig bet!!!!!!! :facepalm:

Iron24th
06-15-2010, 10:40 AM
sig bet!!!!!!! :facepalm:

Your sig shows that you already think the series over,be careful,even if you have 2 chances to bring the trophy,you should not count out an L.A team in front of his crowd.

BOSTON617
06-15-2010, 10:51 AM
Your sig shows that you already think the series over,be careful,even if you have 2 chances to bring the trophy,you should not count out an L.A team in front of his crowd.

i had this sig since the begining of the playoffs ? has nothing to do with l.a. at all....... im not saying l.a. is out im just saying that im confident we can take this one game

Super.
06-15-2010, 11:39 AM
i had this sig since the begining of the playoffs ? has nothing to do with l.a. at all....... im not saying l.a. is out im just saying that im confident we can take this one game

Ill vouch for him, he did

iggypop123
06-15-2010, 11:49 AM
scrubs play well at home. we maybe see a game in which a bench player or role player steps up and helps the lakers to a win.

Klivlend
06-15-2010, 12:12 PM
If Paul Pierce shoots like he did in Game 5, and Kobe stays in KoMe mode, it ends tonight

Raidaz4Life
06-15-2010, 12:14 PM
The Lakers have this one wrapped up. They played very well on the road in Boston and I see them definitely dominating at home.

RVN671
06-15-2010, 01:00 PM
Remember what I said before. Boston was down 2-1 to the Cavs after getting beat in game 3 at home and came back and won 3 in a row. And that was against the team with the best record in the league. They won 3 in a row against the team with the 2nd best record in the league as well in Orlando. Boston has all the momentum now, so I think they have a better shot in game 6 than in game 7.
Also this is the first time the Lakers have been down in a series this postseason. Let's see how they respond.


Explain why Boston is winless (0-8) in their last 8 road closeout games? 2008:

2008:
Went up 3-2 to Atlanta - lost game 6 in ATL
Went up 3-2 to Cleveland - lost game 6 in CLE

2009:
Went up 3-2 to Chicago - lost game 6 in CHI
Went up 3-2 to Orlando - lost game's 6 and 7 to lose the series

2010:
Could've closed out Miami for the sweep in Game 4 but couldn't do it.
Could've swept Orlando in Boston but lost Game 4 and Game 5 in Orlando.

JordansBulls
06-15-2010, 01:19 PM
Well I think for the Celtics they know this is more important for them because the Difference here is that the Lakers will be back at least another time. The Celtics you never know if they will stay healthy another year.

JordansBulls
06-15-2010, 01:20 PM
Explain why Boston is winless (0-8) in their last 8 road closeout games? 2008:

2008:
Went up 3-2 to Atlanta - lost game 6 in ATL
Went up 3-2 to Cleveland - lost game 6 in CLE

2009:
Went up 3-2 to Chicago - lost game 6 in CHI
Went up 3-2 to Orlando - lost game's 6 and 7 to lose the series

2010:
Could've closed out Miami for the sweep in Game 4 but couldn't do it.
Could've swept Orlando in Boston but lost Game 4 and Game 5 in Orlando.

Well in each case they always had the home game to fall back on.

Now they don't.

ManRam
06-15-2010, 01:45 PM
I just read an article (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Five-ways-for-the-Lakers-to-win-it-all-again?urn=nba,248538) about 5 things the Lakers need to do to win.

One of them said Kobe needs to score at least 40 points.

Does anyone else thing that's as laughable as I do. I mean, he's scored 40 once these playoffs (on the dot)...so they've won 13 games where he has scored fewer.

I still think their best chance is a more balanced attack. Sure, no one else showed up (I don't think it's as simple as that), but not matter what, Kobe has to have trust in his team. They have been great all year, and have gotten him where he is now. Taking 30 shots, and 20 of them being extremely contested isn't going to get it done. Balanced offense, and thus, a less predictable one (part of the reason the C's looked great on defense), is the key.

Maybe the author meant- "Kobe needs to be a better closer" if anything.

Quikdraw
06-15-2010, 02:19 PM
Why is the poll closed?

m26555
06-15-2010, 02:32 PM
I just read an article (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Five-ways-for-the-Lakers-to-win-it-all-again?urn=nba,248538) about 5 things the Lakers need to do to win.

One of them said Kobe needs to score at least 40 points.

Does anyone else thing that's as laughable as I do. I mean, he's scored 40 once these playoffs (on the dot)...so they've won 13 games where he has scored fewer.

I still think their best chance is a more balanced attack. Sure, no one else showed up (I don't think it's as simple as that), but not matter what, Kobe has to have trust in his team. They have been great all year, and have gotten him where he is now. Taking 30 shots, and 20 of them being extremely contested isn't going to get it done. Balanced offense, and thus, a less predictable one (part of the reason the C's looked great on defense), is the key.

Maybe the author meant- "Kobe needs to be a better closer" if anything.
Yeah I actually think that if Kobe scores 40, it's a bad sign for the Lakers, because that will most likely mean that they can't generate any offense elsewhere.

m26555
06-15-2010, 02:33 PM
The Lakers have this one wrapped up. They played very well on the road in Boston and I see them definitely dominating at home.
They did?

I also don't see how you "definitely" see them dominating at home considering they've already lost a home game in this series.

Bynum HAS to be a factor for the Lakers to win this series. If he isn't, they have almost no chance of beating Boston.

ilovemyangel
06-15-2010, 02:37 PM
^ agreed. lakers has played 2 home games thus far and has lost 1 of them. so i dunno how they are "definitely" gg to dominate their home court, but we'll find out soon enough. ;)

Wilson
06-15-2010, 02:48 PM
I just read an article (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Five-ways-for-the-Lakers-to-win-it-all-again?urn=nba,248538) about 5 things the Lakers need to do to win.

One of them said Kobe needs to score at least 40 points.

Does anyone else thing that's as laughable as I do. I mean, he's scored 40 once these playoffs (on the dot)...so they've won 13 games where he has scored fewer.

I still think their best chance is a more balanced attack. Sure, no one else showed up (I don't think it's as simple as that), but not matter what, Kobe has to have trust in his team. They have been great all year, and have gotten him where he is now. Taking 30 shots, and 20 of them being extremely contested isn't going to get it done. Balanced offense, and thus, a less predictable one (part of the reason the C's looked great on defense), is the key.

Maybe the author meant- "Kobe needs to be a better closer" if anything.

I completely agree. In particular, we need to get Pau Gasol involved early and often, and he himself needs to make a point of being aggressive. He should look for contact and try to get Perkins and Sheed in foul trouble, I don't think Kevin Garnett can keep up with him for a full game.

KmB728
06-15-2010, 02:52 PM
i think they end it tonight

Ryan328
06-15-2010, 02:54 PM
25-30 for Kobe is good....Gasol needs about 15-20, Bynum 10-15, Artest 10 ish....I'd like to see Odom along the 10-15 line, but I'll settle for 5-10....I'd like to see balanced scoring.

leftymo
06-15-2010, 02:56 PM
They did?

I also don't see how you "definitely" see them dominating at home considering they've already lost a home game in this series.

Bynum HAS to be a factor for the Lakers to win this series. If he isn't, they have almost no chance of beating Boston.


I thought they played well in two games. They led for pretty much the entire game in game 3. They led for 3 quarters in game 4 before Baby/Nate took over the 4th. In game 5 they played poorly and trailed throughout.

The Lakers have had 20 & 17 point leads in this series, Boston hasn't come close to that. LA played so bad in the last game and only lost by 6.

The calls will go LA's way tonight, so unless Ray Allen goes for 27 in a half, LA should take care of business tonight.

leftymo
06-15-2010, 03:00 PM
Whining about officials.

In this series only one coach has whined about officiating and sent tapes to the NBA. That was Doc Rivers, but let's not get crazy. Let's use the Wall Street Journal's assessment of whining about calls.

This was non-intentional foul calls in this series alone.

Lakers whine on 36% of calls
Celtics whine on 48% of calls

#1 whiner? Ray Allen who complains on 73% of calls.

Other notables...

Kobe 50%
Pau 50%
Perkins 63%
Sheed 65%

Boston needs to foul to win games, and today they'll be penalized for it.

JordansBulls
06-15-2010, 03:02 PM
Why is the poll closed?

It was up a day in a half.

BOSTON617
06-15-2010, 03:08 PM
Whining about officials.

In this series only one coach has whined about officiating and sent tapes to the NBA. That was Doc Rivers, but let's not get crazy. Let's use the Wall Street Journal's assessment of whining about calls.

This was non-intentional foul calls in this series alone.

Lakers whine on 36% of calls
Celtics whine on 48% of calls

#1 whiner? Ray Allen who complains on 73% of calls.

Other notables...

Kobe 50%
Pau 50%
Perkins 63%
Sheed 65%

Boston needs to foul to win games, and today they'll be penalized for it.

:facepalm:

RipVW
06-15-2010, 03:16 PM
Beware of this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPxOUDsO328

ManRam
06-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Whining about officials.

In this series only one coach has whined about officiating and sent tapes to the NBA. That was Doc Rivers, but let's not get crazy. Let's use the Wall Street Journal's assessment of whining about calls.

This was non-intentional foul calls in this series alone.

Lakers whine on 36% of calls
Celtics whine on 48% of calls

#1 whiner? Ray Allen who complains on 73% of calls.

Other notables...

Kobe 50%
Pau 50%
Perkins 63%
Sheed 65%

Boston needs to foul to win games, and today they'll be penalized for it.

I would like to see a link. I also want to know what constitutes whining. I mean, I'd say that players react negatively on at least 75-80% of calls on them. I also in no way shape or form believe Pau only whines on 50% of the calls on him.

I don't believe this at all. I also think it's dumb we're even discussing whining, and not basketball...but that's just me.

Avenged
06-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Since we're talking about whining in this epic thread.. :rolleyes:

For Boston I'm going to go with Rasheed Wallace.

For Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant.

;)

ManRam
06-15-2010, 03:21 PM
I did open the poll back up, I hadn't voted. I'll make sure it's closed by game time.

And I found the link for the WSJ whining thing (which I really question the results, but whatever).

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704324304575306850827634656.html

I don't for a second believe both team rates are below 50%. Players react physically, if not verbally, far more often than that.

m26555
06-15-2010, 04:00 PM
I thought they played well in two games. They led for pretty much the entire game in game 3. They led for 3 quarters in game 4 before Baby/Nate took over the 4th. In game 5 they played poorly and trailed throughout.

The Lakers have had 20 & 17 point leads in this series, Boston hasn't come close to that. LA played so bad in the last game and only lost by 6.

The calls will go LA's way tonight, so unless Ray Allen goes for 27 in a half, LA should take care of business tonight.
Boston has had 14 and 13-point leads in this series.

I also don't think the Lakers played all that well in game four. They were severely out-played in the second half outside of a short barrage of threes from Kobe.

Again, Bynum has to be a factor if the Lakers want to win another game in this series.

poleandreel
06-15-2010, 04:18 PM
Kobe Bryant's 34.4 field goal percentage in NBA Finals elimination games is the 3rd-lowest by a player with at least 50 attempts in such games in the shot clock era (since 1954-55), among the 38 players that qualify.

magichatnumber9
06-15-2010, 04:24 PM
Odom, Bynum and Kobe look very confident heading back to LA for game 6
No they look like a team falling apart. Kobe needs to learn to treat his teammates with more respect and quite giving them dirty looks. It;s pathetic.

still1ballin
06-15-2010, 04:25 PM
Please! Lakers! Just win!

still1ballin
06-15-2010, 04:27 PM
No they look like a team falling apart. Kobe needs to learn to treat his teammates with more respect and quite giving them dirty looks. It;s pathetic.

Its called being a leader. This is the finals. Win or go home. If you want to get your message across then you gonna have to be a straight up *****. You need to fire up the rest of the team, when they are playing soft and not showing up to the games.

Didn't Kevin Garnett make Big Baby cry once?

RipVW
06-15-2010, 04:28 PM
Kobe Bryant's 34.4 field goal percentage in NBA Finals elimination games is the 3rd-lowest by a player with at least 50 attempts in such games in the shot clock era (since 1954-55), among the 38 players that qualify.

Wow.

still1ballin
06-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Lets see if Boston bench comes and play tonight. They say the role players play better at home than the road and the superstars pick up the slack on the road.

JWO35
06-15-2010, 04:41 PM
I calling it, for the 1st time in NBA History...Two people will win the Finals MVP. Paul Pierce & Rajon Rondo will become Co-Finals MVP

JordansBulls
06-15-2010, 04:45 PM
Kobe Bryant's 34.4 field goal percentage in NBA Finals elimination games is the 3rd-lowest by a player with at least 50 attempts in such games in the shot clock era (since 1954-55), among the 38 players that qualify.

Where did you get that stat from?

KmB728
06-15-2010, 04:51 PM
:facepalm:

:laugh:

i loved how random the percentages were too


Cant wait for tip off, its going to be a great game!

poleandreel
06-15-2010, 04:54 PM
Where did you get that stat from?



on the espn.com lakers vs celtics preview page

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 04:55 PM
Wow.

lol 2 games:facepalm:

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 04:59 PM
:laugh:

i loved how random the percentages were too


Cant wait for tip off, its going to be a great game!

:confused:

KmB728
06-15-2010, 05:10 PM
:confused:


the guy who said ray allen complains on 73% of fouls and then listed about 5 more guys with percentages aswell

ARMIN12NBA
06-15-2010, 05:11 PM
the guy who said ray allen complains on 73% of fouls and then listed about 5 more guys with percentages aswell

It was from a Wall Street Journal article. . .

ManRam
06-15-2010, 05:14 PM
Where did you get that stat from?

I heard it somewhere today too.

That's a crazy stat. He hasn't been Mr. Closer this series, and evidently, he isn't in elimination games either. Hopefully for Laker fans, that changes soon.

robdizzle3
06-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Its called being a leader. This is the finals. Win or go home. If you want to get your message across then you gonna have to be a straight up *****. You need to fire up the rest of the team, when they are playing soft and not showing up to the games.

Didn't Kevin Garnett make Big Baby cry once?

Thank you. You try and be nice and comfort your players and you get blown out like in 08 in game 6. Hopefully tonight we're fired up to force a game 7.

poleandreel
06-15-2010, 05:42 PM
Kobe Bryant's 34.4 field goal percentage in NBA Finals elimination games is the 3rd-lowest by a player with at least 50 attempts in such games in the shot clock era (since 1954-55), among the 38 players that qualify.


and some how he is the best closer? lol at the people who compare him to Jordan.

Jays Claw
06-15-2010, 05:52 PM
The Lakers will take game six.

shep33
06-15-2010, 05:58 PM
Gonna be a good game I hope. Hopefully Bynum's leg doesn't fall off, and Odom's flu isn't too bad. No excuses for LA though, they gotta win on their home court.

Boston is gonna come out in either 2 modes today i think:

-1) try and finish it and go hard from the get go
-2) maybe a bit complacent after an emotional win

I think if Boston wants this series they gotta win it tonight, they don't want to play in Staples in game 7 with a quick turnaround on Thursday.

I got Lakers tonight

RipVW
06-15-2010, 06:03 PM
lol 2 games:facepalm:

Yeah, no big deal...I guess theyre not important.

poleandreel
06-15-2010, 06:06 PM
lol 2 games:facepalm:

yea 2 games in 08'

forget about 2004?

Rams Fan
06-15-2010, 06:25 PM
I will jack off if the Lakers win tonight

Please win!

Jays Claw
06-15-2010, 06:30 PM
I will jerk off if the Lakers win tonight.

Masturbation ain't healthy for you. :punish:

ko8e24
06-15-2010, 06:47 PM
and some how he is the best closer? lol at the people who compare him to Jordan.

Yea, because the 91 Lakers (w/o Worthy and w/ old Magic), 92 Blazers, 93 Suns, 96 Sonics, and 97 and 98 Jazz had the stifling and suffocating (w/ a little zone defense thrown in there) STELLAR TEAM DEFENSE that the '04 pistons and '08/2010 Celtics had.

:facepalm:

RipVW
06-15-2010, 07:19 PM
Well, it should be interesting to see what happens now that the Celtics have the Lakers' balls in one hand and a big butcher knife in the other.

JordansBulls
06-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Yea, because the 91 Lakers (w/o Worthy and w/ old Magic), 92 Blazers, 93 Suns, 96 Sonics, and 97 and 98 Jazz had the stifling and suffocating (w/ a little zone defense thrown in there) STELLAR TEAM DEFENSE that the '04 pistons and '08/2010 Celtics had.

:facepalm:

Wade averaged 33.2 ppg / 5.6 rpg / 6.8 apg on 56% FG against the Celtics defense.


Wade averaged 26.7 ppg / 5.2 rpg / 5.5 apg on 62% FG against the Pistons defense that won 64 games

SLY WILLIAMS
06-15-2010, 07:36 PM
Go Nate!!!!!!!!!!! :)

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 07:36 PM
I will jack off if the Lakers win tonight

Please win!

kobe will win one for you;)

USMCLaker
06-15-2010, 07:56 PM
No they look like a team falling apart. Kobe needs to learn to treat his teammates with more respect and quite giving them dirty looks. It;s pathetic.

Ironically, I agree with you. On the other hand I do believe that he has a reason to be upset with them when he shows up several hours before a game to prepare and lesser players don't. However, even if he has a reason to be upset, deal with it in a more effective manner than just scowling like an upset four year old.

Rams Fan
06-15-2010, 07:59 PM
Masturbation ain't healthy for you. :punish:

Why sure it is. It cleans everything.

Nighthawk
06-15-2010, 08:05 PM
Im either going nuts tonight witnessing history or ******** bricks heading into thursday.

I keep hearing this L.A is falling apart talk but i dont buy it. Kobe Bryant is coming to play. I expect Pau Gasol to bring his A game. Question is can the Laker bench and Artest get things going and actually become a factor. Celtics go 8 or 9 deep with guys who contribute in one way or another. L.A stands around and watches Kobe play. That cant happen if the Lakers want to force a game 7. I hope theres no game 7. Lets end this in 6 and go ape **** on the Lakers own court in front of their fans.

LETS GO CELTICS

CowboysKB24
06-15-2010, 08:11 PM
Lakers have to win tonight or the series is over.

soundjunkies2
06-15-2010, 08:14 PM
If Boston actually does find a way and win in LA there would be a riot. They have riots when the Lakers win, imagine what it will be like if Boston wins the Championship in LA.

But i don't expect any of that to happen since LA is winning in 7. :D

E.O.21
06-15-2010, 08:16 PM
IT ALL ENDS TODAY :cool:

ko8e24
06-15-2010, 08:16 PM
Wade averaged 33.2 ppg / 5.6 rpg / 6.8 apg on 56% FG against the Celtics defense.


Wade averaged 26.7 ppg / 5.2 rpg / 5.5 apg on 62% FG against the Pistons defense that won 64 games


Wade's Miami heat lost in 5 games, and that 33.2 ppg is an inflated number because he went off for 40+ in game 3. 5 games is a small sample size, and that too early on in the playoffs, when you're not at all tired as opposed to when you've already played 18 or so games, and are then in the NBA Finals.

In that regard JB, logic failed.


And against Detroit, that yr of 2006 (proof was the finals, hell, he even attempted more free throws in his finals than MJ attempted free throws in his finasl against the lakers in '91), Wade was getting free throws like none other, so every missed Wade shot from 13 ft down was being called a foul (aka, missed shot from the stat sheet negated). That yr, Wade was receiving the majority of the calls, so his FG misses would be washed away with every foul call, thus, that ridiculous 62% you posted.

USMCLaker
06-15-2010, 08:17 PM
If Boston actually does find a way and win in LA there would be a riot. They have riots when the Lakers win, imagine what it will be like if Boston wins the Championship in LA.

But i don't expect any of that to happen since LA is winning in 7. :D

I don't remember having a riot in 08.

E.O.21
06-15-2010, 08:18 PM
If Boston actually does find a way and win in LA there would be a riot. They have riots when the Lakers win, imagine what it will be like if Boston wins the Championship in LA.

But i don't expect any of that to happen since LA is winning in 7. :D

We saw what they did in that christmas game. If boston is able to pull it off today or in game 7, something will happen

soundjunkies2
06-15-2010, 08:20 PM
I don't remember having a riot in 08.

Boston also didn't win in LA.. I'm just saying, don't be surprised if there is one. Or at the very least a couple cars set on fire.

ko8e24
06-15-2010, 08:20 PM
We saw what they did in that christmas game. If boston is able to pull it off today or in game 7, something will happen

But they won't, so you don't have to worry about it.

USMCLaker
06-15-2010, 08:20 PM
Boston also didn't win in LA.. I'm just saying, don't be surprised if there is one. Or at the very least a couple cars set on fire.

Not really something to be proud of.

soundjunkies2
06-15-2010, 08:22 PM
Not really something to be proud of.

I never said it was. Just pointing out things could get out of control.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 08:23 PM
Lakers have to win tonight or the series is over.

no **** lol

USMCLaker
06-15-2010, 08:24 PM
I just hope the riot is on the court from the Lakers playing like they give a damn with the exception of Kobe who always plays like that.

jackdawson
06-15-2010, 08:24 PM
Lakers will lose if Kobe goes off. Mark it down. Only way Lakers win if Gasol plays well.

Nighthawk
06-15-2010, 08:27 PM
Lakers will lose if Kobe goes off. Mark it down. Only way Lakers win if Gasol plays well.

BINGO...and i think without Bynum being full strength it makes Pau less effective. On both ends of the floor. Celtics need to be able take the Lakers first punch and not let them get out to a big lead early. Building should be rocking and rowdy. We'll see

USMCLaker
06-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Lakers will lose if Kobe goes off. Mark it down. Only way Lakers win if Gasol plays well.

I think it has to do more with them moving without the ball. Personally, I think that is why they lost the last two games their offense becomes stagnate. Moving the ball around does nothing for you if other players aren't working without the ball.

Also, playing smarter D.

NYMetros
06-15-2010, 08:31 PM
Vegas still has LA as heavy favorites, right? I think it's like 6 or 7 points. Interesting since most people that aren't Lakers fans think the Cs wrap it up tonight

USMCLaker
06-15-2010, 08:34 PM
30 minutes from tipoff.

still1ballin
06-15-2010, 08:38 PM
I hope tonight ends with a good note

Ryan328
06-15-2010, 08:39 PM
Im ready to go

td0tsfinest
06-15-2010, 08:58 PM
What could possibly be the last game of the season is just moments way from tip off.

I really don't care who wins, I just want some entraining basketball.

ManRam
06-15-2010, 08:58 PM
Game time!

This should be awesome.

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:01 PM
That was an awful singing of the anthem :laugh:

i couldnt do better, but cmon!

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:02 PM
That was an awful singing of the anthem :laugh:

i couldnt do better, but cmon!

I like Christina, but she tried too hard to be unique. I didn't like it either. You can't deny her voice is incredible.


I've decided: Celtics by 7. Pierce has another big game, locks up his second Finals MVP.

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:03 PM
I like Christina, but she tried too hard to be unique. I didn't like it either. You can't deny her voice is incredible.


I've decided: Celtics by 7. Pierce has another big game, locks up his second Finals MVP.

I agree with everything in this post :clap:

shes great, that was just strange in so many ways

td0tsfinest
06-15-2010, 09:05 PM
I like Christina, but she tried too hard to be unique. I didn't like it either. You can't deny her voice is incredible.


I've decided: Celtics by 7. Pierce has another big game, locks up his second Finals MVP.

There was an interesting article I read about the chance of Kobe winning MVP even if they lose. I don't think it'll happen but it would be interesting if it did.

BTW, was it Christina Augleira that was singing? I just tuned in right now.

Agar81
06-15-2010, 09:06 PM
yeah it was

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:07 PM
prediction: Ray Allen goes off like he did in game 2

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Great first two possessions for Boston. A bad shot, and a great transition basket.

tcav701
06-15-2010, 09:09 PM
ray lookin smooth

tcav701
06-15-2010, 09:09 PM
and the fish is floppin lol

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:09 PM
iffy call...not terrible

Ryan328
06-15-2010, 09:09 PM
Kobe driving

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 09:10 PM
fisher flops a lot and I mean a lot

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:11 PM
He made one!

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:11 PM
Finally artest

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:11 PM
Foul

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:12 PM
The Laker defense has shown up.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 09:12 PM
a lot of energy by lakers

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:13 PM
And 1 baby!

Draco
06-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Nice, and 1

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Great pass from Rondo.

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Wow no help side

tcav701
06-15-2010, 09:13 PM
ray is gonna have a BIG game

but i like the way the Lakers are comming out with energy they look like a new team

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:14 PM
Hellcrooner must be loving that play :laugh:

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:14 PM
Ray hits a 3!

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:14 PM
Ray Ray

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:14 PM
Good sign for the Celtics there! RAY RAY!

Draco
06-15-2010, 09:15 PM
horrible, Rondo should have taken the shot.

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:15 PM
I totally had no idea I had my 15,000 post. Too excited for this game.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 09:16 PM
**** 2nd on fisher

td0tsfinest
06-15-2010, 09:16 PM
I totally had no idea I had my 15,000 post. Too excited for this game.

congrats man. :clap:

iggypop123
06-15-2010, 09:16 PM
flop. the teacher is now the master

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 09:16 PM
ohno brown is in

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:16 PM
Yobe

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Curious move to bring in Brown...

Kobe's been getting better shots. That one was a little tough, but before that, he had been getting in the paint. They are so much better when he is attacking.

Pau is an animal.

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:17 PM
Perk is hurt. He pointed to his knee right away.

Classy to boo him though :shrug:

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:17 PM
They are booing Perk when he is hurt are you ****ing kidding me?

iggypop123
06-15-2010, 09:18 PM
perkins had a real delayed reaction. it must not be serious

Slimsim
06-15-2010, 09:18 PM
Perkins is done.

X12Celtics3
06-15-2010, 09:19 PM
...I hope Perkins is all right. If not, the C's have a big problem...

iggypop123
06-15-2010, 09:19 PM
Curious move to bring in Brown...

Kobe's been getting better shots. That one was a little tough, but before that, he had been getting in the paint. They are so much better when he is attacking.

Pau is an animal.

looks like the lakers are running, but it also helps they are getting stops. but by running rondo ends up on kobe destroying the celtics matchups

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 09:20 PM
already 3 blocks by LA

hustle is the key

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:20 PM
perkins had a real delayed reaction. it must not be serious

Are you kidding? He grimaced right away and favored it on his way down. He immediately pointed to his knee to the bench.

I have a gut feeling he's done for the night. That looked bad.

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:20 PM
Shots fired! Rookie blue. Weak.

iggypop123
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
that looks worse than just bumping knees

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
He's done.

Time for Big Baby and Sheed to step up.

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Perk is done


its alright though Sheed opens up the floor more on offense, he has more of a shot

gbpackers12
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Doesn't look good for Perkins.

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Garnett at C bigbaby at Pf try it

iggypop123
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
Are you kidding? He grimaced right away and favored it on his way down. He immediately pointed to his knee to the bench.

I have a gut feeling he's done for the night. That looked bad.

live i thouht he bumped knees, hence my reaction. those usually last 2 minutes

Ryan328
06-15-2010, 09:21 PM
lets go

Ryan328
06-15-2010, 09:22 PM
keep it up

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:22 PM
Nice buck kg

tcav701
06-15-2010, 09:23 PM
kobe should be illegal lol

Agar81
06-15-2010, 09:23 PM
gasol stop flopping

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Thats a late call, are you kidding me?


they didnt call it until Gasol screamed

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:24 PM
La pullin' away

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:25 PM
JVG flaw: those Jordan and that LeBron games- they won.


This is the apocalypse. Ron is making shots!!!

gbpackers12
06-15-2010, 09:25 PM
Artest looking much better tonight.

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:25 PM
Artest came to play today

KmB728
06-15-2010, 09:26 PM
i swear to god someone has to kill Pau Gasol, he is the biggest actor in the ****ing world

nothing pisses me off more than seeing him draw "fouls"

Agar81
06-15-2010, 09:26 PM
:facepalm: that's not a foul. not even CLOSE

Ryan328
06-15-2010, 09:27 PM
Ron came to play

tcav701
06-15-2010, 09:27 PM
pau looks like a world cup player tonight lol

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:28 PM
Lakers controling this pace so far

Avenged
06-15-2010, 09:28 PM
Looks like the real Lakers showed up, now all they have to do is sustain it for the whole game.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 09:28 PM
And the oscar goes to...:D

kblo247
06-15-2010, 09:28 PM
They are booing Perk when he is hurt are you ****ing kidding me?

Weren't Boston fans cheering when Bynum's knee got worse.

****, Perk because this is war and there is no time for sympathy

Slimsim
06-15-2010, 09:29 PM
this is going to be one of those games were if boston bench doesn't step up they will lose. LA isn't going to miss any shots tonight and refs are going to favor the calls for them.

Mplsman
06-15-2010, 09:30 PM
Good d by Tony Allen

gbpackers12
06-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Pretty awful time for a turnover, Pierce.

ManRam
06-15-2010, 09:31 PM
Ron traveled and pushed off...LOL.

gbpackers12
06-15-2010, 09:32 PM
:facepalm: Gasol.