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JordansBulls
06-15-2010, 11:27 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






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

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

king4day
06-15-2010, 11:33 PM
A tad early no?

I wonder if Perk is gonna play.

eyememine
06-15-2010, 11:40 PM
Damn that game is going to be crazy

VinceCarter
06-15-2010, 11:42 PM
This is the Lakers series to win now. Kobe...Game 7...home court.........

*Silver&Black*
06-15-2010, 11:44 PM
WWE charges for this type of fake soap opera. Lakers was going to win since day 1.

Draco
06-15-2010, 11:45 PM
KG needs to step it up big time for one more game.

kobe24>lebron23
06-15-2010, 11:47 PM
lakers will rule the basketball world once again on thursday (or atleast i hope)

go lakers!!!!!!!!!!!

Kakaroach
06-15-2010, 11:49 PM
As NBA fans we couldn't ask for more. Celtics-Lakers in Game 7. I really expect a better game.

DengelBerry
06-15-2010, 11:50 PM
not trying to stir anything up, but it looks like Perkins is done for in the finals. Some say torn acl

_KB24_
06-15-2010, 11:50 PM
This game is going to be just unbelievable. I hope we just massacre those god damn leprechauns. Make 08 a distant, distant memory and let the Big 3 have nightmares for the rest of their lives knowing that this is their possible last Finals appearance. Can't wait.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-15-2010, 11:52 PM
WWE charges for this type of fake soap opera. Lakers was going to win since day 1.

yeah Stern told celtics players to not show up for tonights game

:rolleyes:

bigsams50
06-15-2010, 11:54 PM
All this talk of NBA being rigged is ridiculous.

shep33
06-15-2010, 11:55 PM
not trying to stir anything up, but it looks like Perkins is done for in the finals. Some say torn acl

That's bad. I'm a Laker fan, and I was upset that Perkins got injured. The guy is a beast and just plays with his heart all the time. Sucks to see him go out like that (if he's done for game 7), cause I really want to see these teams go toe-to-toe with the best players on the court.

Wish Drew was healthy too, series woulda likely been over if he was 100%, but that's just the NBA injuries happen.

gerber
06-15-2010, 11:57 PM
lets go lakers.

*Silver&Black*
06-15-2010, 11:58 PM
All this talk of NBA being rigged is ridiculous.

Raise your hand if you actually didn't feel like there was going to be a game 7 100%. I have been saying Lakers winning game 7 since the Lakers/Suns, Celtics/Magic series.

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 12:01 AM
I think we all can say this has been amazing series and lived up to the hype.

With that being said, Game 6 was the game Celtics needed to win. They failed and lost their chance. All the momentum to the Lakers, crowd will be behind them for a Game 7 and Lakers have the best player on the court. I like their chances!!!!

It would be nice for the Lakers to win the championship on their home floor. Last time that happened was in 2000.

Becks2307
06-16-2010, 12:01 AM
stern gets his wish!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-16-2010, 12:06 AM
Raise your hand if you actually didn't feel like there was going to be a game 7 100%. I have been saying Lakers winning game 7 since the Lakers/Suns, Celtics/Magic series.

haven't seen you around before lol

JNA17
06-16-2010, 12:08 AM
lakers vs celtics, game 7, 2010 nba finals. Phil jackson's winning series after winning game 1 is on the line, celtics never losing with their big 3 is on the line, kobe bryant trying to go for his 5th ring. Talk about a history game.

Let's do it lakers, go for the repeat!!!!

*Silver&Black*
06-16-2010, 12:10 AM
haven't seen you around before lol

So. Haven't been on "market star here for money" threads kissing the ground they walk on. There just grown men playing basketball and they still need to flop like little girls.

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 12:12 AM
The ratings for this game will be off the charts

shep33
06-16-2010, 12:16 AM
Bucher says Perkins sprained 2 ligaments, but he's gonna try and go thursday... probably not a good idea

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 12:18 AM
Bucher says Perkins sprained 2 ligaments, but he's gonna try and go thursday... probably not a good idea

With 1 day of rest, no way he will be able to go. He might be hurting the team if he goes and try.

NYMetros
06-16-2010, 12:20 AM
Bucher says Perkins sprained 2 ligaments, but he's gonna try and go thursday... probably not a good idea

Feel bad for him. Guy works his butt off all year, doesn't care about stats, just wants to do his part to help the team win, and this happens. Pretty big blow to the Cs, not sure if they can win without him. The 1st half of this game was like volleyball for the Lakers. So many offensive rebounds.

You know what it means now though. SCALABRINE TIME! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KKeYXFFbhg) Oh yeah baby. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zzOfsTZEVg)

He's a bad man. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UUBC8NoQgA) Beast. (http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=8-GTZ6bJcm8&feature=related) ! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1lVaYcJ5bQ)

JordansBulls
06-16-2010, 12:22 AM
The ratings for this game will be off the charts

:nod:

goku
06-16-2010, 12:24 AM
i can see perkins playing hell its the last game of the season

Wrigheyes4MVP
06-16-2010, 12:26 AM
All this talk of NBA being rigged is ridiculous.

Its not rigged...but Tim Donahue did give the Lakers at least one championship.

Anyway...this game will be epic...Im rooting for the Celtics big time because I hate the Lakers...but I think the Lakers will win.

Actually...I really dont know who will win...thats why this is such a great game.

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 12:27 AM
i can see perkins playing hell its the last game of the season

But if he cannot move or run, he will be hurting the team rather than helping.

goku
06-16-2010, 12:31 AM
But if he cannot move or run, he will be hurting the team rather than helping.

they can play him like how yall play bynum in sperks

hugepatsfan
06-16-2010, 12:32 AM
I'm watching for Odom, Artest, Tony Allen, and Nate Robinson - I think they are all the type of players that might shrink in this type of game. Odom because he's soft and the others because they are the type to try and do to much. (TA overdribbles more than any human, Nate will probably try and take over despite not being good enough, Artest because he manages to have a negative impact on the Lakers most of the time because he KILLS their offense with his shot selection)

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 12:33 AM
they can play him like how yall play bynum in sperks

Who knows if he can. Who knows if he has the heart and is willing to give it his all with the chances of more damage. Time will tell.

goku
06-16-2010, 12:36 AM
Who knows if he can. Who knows if he has the heart and is willing to give it his all with the chances of more damage. Time will tell.

hes from texas his heart his is BIG :)

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 12:38 AM
hes from texas his heart his is BIG :)

then he'll give it a go

Young2Kinsler
06-16-2010, 12:44 AM
Brian Scal is gonna hit a buzzer beater to win game 7

Avenged
06-16-2010, 12:48 AM
This is what it's come down to.

An epic game 7 between the best rivalry in sports.

Hope it lives up to the hype. :cheers:

Ryan328
06-16-2010, 12:49 AM
Damn!! 74% say the Lakers will win tomorrow on an espn poll

hugepatsfan
06-16-2010, 12:51 AM
Who knows if he can. Who knows if he has the heart and is willing to give it his all with the chances of more damage. Time will tell.

Perk is not a superstar. But his heart is the last thing I would question. If his health will only allow him to play 20 seconds, he'll play 21 seconds on Thursday night. KG gets the publicity because of his (sometimes foolish) antics, but Perk is the real tough guy in Boston.

showtym24
06-16-2010, 12:59 AM
Perk is not a superstar. But his heart is the last thing I would question. If his health will only allow him to play 20 seconds, he'll play 21 seconds on Thursday night. KG gets the publicity because of his (sometimes foolish) antics, but Perk is the real tough guy in Boston.

Agree 110%. KG is all bark no bite. Perk is a different story. Cant stand him but he is tough.

showtym24
06-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Not that it means anything. But the last time both teams were in a game 7 were in the semis last year. We won big. They lost big.

hugepatsfan
06-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Agree 110%. KG is all bark no bite. Perk is a different story. Cant stand him but he is tough.

I don't know if I would go that far. I think the media sees his antics and mistakes intensity for toughness. Then when people see the failure, they exaggerate and call KG a p****. It's one of those things where someone is so overated by the media that fans underate the player out of "bitterness (not the right word but I can't think of a better one)."

showtym24
06-16-2010, 01:06 AM
Just my opinion. But ask anthony peeler. LOL

rayderfn213
06-16-2010, 01:28 AM
it's gonna be a wild game! i think the defensive intensity will be awesome and they will exchange buckets all nite. but in the mortal words of king leonides"LAKERS FANS PREPARE FOR GLORY!!":win:

Penetra8r
06-16-2010, 01:35 AM
Yeah that was tough to see Perkins get helped off the court. As a true fan of basketball, you just hate to see a player of his caliber taken out by injury. I hope all is well and something short of a miracle that he plays Thursday, just like a poster said on how Bynum plays in spurts... Go get em' Perkins.

I cant believe a $140 ticket is going for $600... I'm going game 7 baby!!!

Rams Fan
06-16-2010, 01:37 AM
Lakers baby

iggypop123
06-16-2010, 01:41 AM
perkins is going to go out there limping and so will bynum.

ko8e24
06-16-2010, 01:41 AM
Lakers 94

Celtics 91



Lakers Championship REPEAT!!!!! :clap:

boriquaabe
06-16-2010, 01:42 AM
This is what it's come down to.

An epic game 7 between the best rivalry in sports.

Hope it lives up to the hype. :cheers:

Please....

Avenged
06-16-2010, 01:49 AM
Please....

Very insightful of you, you've convinced me.

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 01:58 AM
Very insightful of you, you've convinced me.

Exactly. At least add something to the convo instead a one word phrase. This is gonna be epic and I wanna see those dirty bastards that is the Boston Celtics watch us celebrate. We have to make sure we keep Pierce out of the lane or make it hard, because he had some good drives in game 6. If Rondo is gonna take that many jumpshots, we should be alright.

Iron24th
06-16-2010, 02:03 AM
Welcome to Game 7 on our court.

We're not a lock for the title,but trust me,we'll be very hard to take.

The celts better play the game of their live or they'll be embarrassed once again.

iggypop123
06-16-2010, 02:06 AM
wonfjsijreaski or whatever, from yahoo sports is probably the best insider in the nba. he says perkins is out game 7. sprained mcl, pcl

http://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/16284360789

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 02:11 AM
Well him being out helps our chances of winning and with that, we have to attack Rasheed, because if we can get him off the floor early, we will see alot of Sheldon Williams.

_KB24_
06-16-2010, 02:27 AM
I don't think I will be able to watch if this game is decided in the last seconds. I mean, imagine the heartbreak of losing a championship in the final moments of a Game 7. Has that ever happened before in GAME 7?

Was Dennis Johnson's shot in Game 7?

ARMIN12NBA
06-16-2010, 02:37 AM
Fat Baby is way too confident.


“I can’t wait. I can’t wait to step up on the floor and win here in L.A." "I feel like a beast. To be honest with you, I feel like I can't be denied."-Fat Baby Davis (0 points in Game 6)

leftymo
06-16-2010, 02:40 AM
not trying to stir anything up, but it looks like Perkins is done for in the finals. Some say torn acl


I guess that puts the team on even ground for the first time in three years eh?

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 02:43 AM
Fat Baby is way too confident.

Did he say that before game 6?

iggypop123
06-16-2010, 03:07 AM
I don't think I will be able to watch if this game is decided in the last seconds. I mean, imagine the heartbreak of losing a championship in the final moments of a Game 7. Has that ever happened before in GAME 7?

Was Dennis Johnson's shot in Game 7?

that was game 4

Iron24th
06-16-2010, 03:11 AM
Fat Baby is way too confident.

Yeah the celts and their fans (many on PSD) thought it was already over.

:facepalm:

I hope for them,they learned their lesson.

ARMIN12NBA
06-16-2010, 03:18 AM
Did he say that before game 6?

After. :laugh:

boriquaabe
06-16-2010, 03:22 AM
Exactly. At least add something to the convo instead a one word phrase. This is gonna be epic and I wanna see those dirty bastards that is the Boston Celtics watch us celebrate. We have to make sure we keep Pierce out of the lane or make it hard, because he had some good drives in game 6. If Rondo is gonna take that many jumpshots, we should be alright.

Yankees-red sox.... you guys should know that.

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 03:24 AM
Yankees-red sox.... you guys should know that.

Very true, but they will never meet in the grandest stage of them all, but the Celtics and Lakers can and thats what makes it so great imo.

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 03:26 AM
After. :laugh:

HAHAHAHA!!! WTF? He's so stupid. he got his head so pumped up after that game its crazy. I dont think he understands why he hasnt gotten those same results. The Lakers have gameplanned for you Glen, therefore those easy buckets you got before isnt happening, because as soon as you run down the lane, you're getting bodies thrown at you. the only way you're getting those many points again, is if you hit outside jumpers.

boriquaabe
06-16-2010, 03:43 AM
Very true, but they will never meet in the grandest stage of them all, but the Celtics and Lakers can and thats what makes it so great imo.

But the Redsox and yankees play about 15 or so games a year every year not counting the playoffs.

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 03:50 AM
But the Redsox and yankees play about 15 or so games a year every year not counting the playoffs.

I fully understand where your coming from, but there's no bigger stage than when you're playing that team for the ship. The Sox vs Yansks rivalry is usually the only one that ill watch outside of my Braves, but I give the edge to the Celts and Lakers.

kblo247
06-16-2010, 04:03 AM
Fun Fact:

No visiting team has ever won a Game 7 in the NBA Finals since the 2-3-2 format went into effect

ko8e24
06-16-2010, 04:17 AM
Fun Fact:

No visiting team has ever won a Game 7 in the NBA Finals since the 2-3-2 format went into effect

Yup, '88 Lakers beat the Pistons, '94 Rockets beat the Knicks, and '05 Spurs beat the Pistons.

OA SLAY
06-16-2010, 04:36 AM
As disapointing as it is to say the Celtics got out coached and out played in every aspect of game 6. Not to discredit the Celtics or their efforts it will be hard to rebound after such a demoralizing loss. Will the C's show up for game 7? Thoughts and Predictions.....

bigmac8675
06-16-2010, 04:57 AM
Celtics by 10

OA SLAY
06-16-2010, 05:18 AM
im thinkin LA by 7. Kobe finals MVP. ****!

JoeSchroeduh
06-16-2010, 07:15 AM
Fun Fact:

No visiting team has ever won a Game 7 in the NBA Finals since the 2-3-2 format went into effect

Granted it's true... but it's also only a sample of 3 games.

X12Celtics3
06-16-2010, 07:56 AM
I'm a Celtics fan, and although I think they have a chance I'd say that its very unlikely that Boston takes game 7 in Los Angeles.

surf and turf
06-16-2010, 08:26 AM
The Celtics better run all game to have a chance without Perk. I can send them over a 4 out 1 in dribble drive motion offense that i run with my undersized AAU team....lol. They are in trouble. Wallace cant play Bynum. And they were already getting killed on the boards with Perk. During the Orlando series they showed bostons point diferrential with and without Perk. It was obsurd to the point where I thought it was a mistake. Wallace cat play Bynum. And Big Baby cant play PG. All that being said Boston wins by 6 with the big 3 scoring 80 combined points . No excuses. They are all healthy and only need 1 game. Time to earn one of those little boxses that hang uo at the Garden. If they pull this 1 off there should be no verticle lines seperating their numbers.

Dieselpi
06-16-2010, 09:21 AM
someone will win, and be champion.

Kobes a Killer
06-16-2010, 09:37 AM
surf and turf


The Celtics better run all game to have a chance without Perk. I can send them over a 4 out 1 in dribble drive motion offense that i run with my undersized AAU team....lol. They are in trouble. Wallace cant play Bynum. And they were already getting killed on the boards with Perk. During the Orlando series they showed bostons point diferrential with and without Perk. It was obsurd to the point where I thought it was a mistake. Wallace cat play Bynum. And Big Baby cant play PG. All that being said Boston wins by 6 with the big 3 scoring 80 combined points. No excuses. They are all healthy and only need 1 game. Time to earn one of those little boxses that hang uo at the Garden. If they pull this 1 off there should be no verticle lines seperating their numbers.


lol alright man, so two of them go off for 30 and one for 20...or one of them goes of for 40 and the other two 20 or wait wait wait one of them goes off for 60 and the other go off for ten each?? come on man they play well on seperate nights 97% of the time... just like i said before game six...lakers win game 6 by double digits and game 7 by 5-8 points, but now i'm starting to think they might win game 7 by double digits, they will for sure if they played as well as they did last night

Kobes a Killer
06-16-2010, 09:40 AM
Lakers by 10, they put boston in their place last night, lowest or second lowest point total in nba finals history. It will be a good game no doubt, but either LA stretches its lead past 10 points with free throws in the dying minutes, or its another 17+ point blowout i say

surf and turf
06-16-2010, 09:45 AM
surf and turf


The Celtics better run all game to have a chance without Perk. I can send them over a 4 out 1 in dribble drive motion offense that i run with my undersized AAU team....lol. They are in trouble. Wallace cant play Bynum. And they were already getting killed on the boards with Perk. During the Orlando series they showed bostons point diferrential with and without Perk. It was obsurd to the point where I thought it was a mistake. Wallace cat play Bynum. And Big Baby cant play PG. All that being said Boston wins by 6 with the big 3 scoring 80 combined points. No excuses. They are all healthy and only need 1 game. Time to earn one of those little boxses that hang uo at the Garden. If they pull this 1 off there should be no verticle lines seperating their numbers.


lol alright man, so two of them go off for 30 and one for 20...or one of them goes of for 40 and the other two 20 or wait wait wait one of them goes off for 60 and the other go off for ten each?? come on man they play well on seperate nights 97% of the time... just like i said before game six...lakers win game 6 by double digits and game 7 by 5-8 points, but now i'm starting to think they might win game 7 by double digits, they will for sure if they played as well as they did last night

I like the way 37-23-and 20 sounds. Pierce leading the way,,,AGAIN. There is more then enough talent in Boston to win another ring without Perk.

Iron24th
06-16-2010, 09:45 AM
L.A by 10,first I thought it'll be close,but if perk is doubtful,I see L.A finish them off badly.

JordansBulls
06-16-2010, 10:14 AM
Things we know in this series.

1.) The team that led after the 1st quarter in each game won the game.
2.) The team that won the rebounding total won the game in each game.

mikantsass
06-16-2010, 10:18 AM
This thread should be called "Laker fans pick the Lakers, Celtics fans pick the Celtics"

mikantsass
06-16-2010, 10:19 AM
Should I be confident that the series now depends on Sheed, Baby, and Sheldon/Scal?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-16-2010, 10:23 AM
Brian Scal is gonna hit a buzzer beater to win game 7

fear the veal!:hide:

king4day
06-16-2010, 10:25 AM
The only thing Boston has going for them is, momentum has meant nothing at all in this series.
They were housed in game one and came back to win game 2. Then they lost game three at home.

Perkins out will hurt them, but I'd like to see Sheed start. he defends very well and can actually shoot. It might hurt LA more if he starts since it'll force Bynum or Gasol out of the paint

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Celtics are in a tough situation without having Perk in the game. He is the anchor of that defense and is a huge blow if he isn't out there. That means KG would have to guard Bynum leaving Big Baby on Gasol. The Lakers bigs should exploit those matchups. The celtic bigs are prone to get into foul trouble so they need to be extra careful in picking up silly fouls.

td0tsfinest
06-16-2010, 10:46 AM
One thing I notice is Kobes stats in the finals are monstrous compared to the four stars of Boston.

Kobe Bryant: 29.5ppg (43%), 4.2apg, 6.8rpg.
Paul Pierce: 18.0ppg (45%), 3.2apg, 4.5rpg.
Kevin Garnett: 15.0ppg (49%), 3.2apg, 6.0rpg.
Rajon Rondo: 13.5ppg (45%), 7.2apg, 6.0rpg.
Ray Allen: 14.8ppg (39%), 1.7apg, 2.8rpg.

So, it makes you wonder, whether Kobe should win Finals MVP even if the Lakers lose?
It'll be only the second time in nba history.

Avenged
06-16-2010, 11:36 AM
One thing I notice is Kobes stats in the finals are monstrous compared to the four stars of Boston.

Kobe Bryant: 29.5ppg (43%), 4.2apg, 6.8rpg.
Paul Pierce: 18.0ppg (45%), 3.2apg, 4.5rpg.
Kevin Garnett: 15.0ppg (49%), 3.2apg, 6.0rpg.
Rajon Rondo: 13.5ppg (45%), 7.2apg, 6.0rpg.
Ray Allen: 14.8ppg (39%), 1.7apg, 2.8rpg.

So, it makes you wonder, whether Kobe should win Finals MVP even if the Lakers lose?
It'll be only the second time in nba history.

I had no idea Kobe was averaging that much in the Finals.

What that shows me is that the Celtics are playing together and everyone is getting a share of the load. They all seem to have a pretty balanced average.

For the Lakers, they don't have 3 player who can take over a game offensively other than Gasol.

I still don't think Kobe should get MVP if the Lakers lose but it isn't out of the question.

td0tsfinest
06-16-2010, 11:47 AM
I had no idea Kobe was averaging that much in the Finals.

What that shows me is that the Celtics are playing together and everyone is getting a share of the load. They all seem to have a pretty balanced average.

For the Lakers, they don't have 3 player who can take over a game offensively other than Gasol.

I still don't think Kobe should get MVP if the Lakers lose but it isn't out of the question.

I think thats where the problem lies with Boston. I really can't point at one guy and say he's been the difference maker. I think Pierce will win MVP if the Celtics win it but I think both Rondo and Garnett equally deserve it as well.

Tragedy
06-16-2010, 01:05 PM
I think the Lakers got this thing allllll wrapped up.

If, somehow though, the Celtics pull it out, it would really be a slap in the face to the entire Boston team to give the MVP to Kobe. I just don't think ANY player, no matter HOW good they were, should win the award if their team didn't win. That's just awful.

GSW Hoops
06-16-2010, 01:15 PM
Without Perkins, it'll be tough for Boston. Even if they keep it close until the 4th, their starters may be gassed.

still1ballin
06-16-2010, 01:57 PM
its gonna be epic

JordansBulls
06-16-2010, 02:08 PM
No matter what, refs are not going to side with either team in this. This is game 7 of the NBA Finals and too much is at stake.

mikantsass
06-16-2010, 02:30 PM
No matter what, refs are not going to side with either team in this. This is game 7 of the NBA Finals and too much is at stake.

I dont agree.... LA will get slightly favored because they are at home. It would be the same for the Celtics if the game was in Boston.

coloradobuff
06-16-2010, 02:58 PM
Sportsbook.com..Has Kobe -200 to win NBA Finals MVP...

Lakers are -340 moneyline..

Do yourself a favor and bet Kobe -200 to win MVP if you like Lakers to win..

Good luck.

JNA17
06-16-2010, 03:03 PM
sorry gambling is not my game.

JordansBulls
06-16-2010, 03:12 PM
Sportsbook.com..Has Kobe -200 to win NBA Finals MVP...

Lakers are -340 moneyline..

Do yourself a favor and bet Kobe -200 to win MVP if you like Lakers to win..

Good luck.

What does that mean?

You bet 200 bucks that Kobe is going to win the MVP?

clutchski
06-16-2010, 03:28 PM
I think it means for every $200 you bet, you win $100.

As opposed to +200, which would be for every $100 you bet, you win $200.

I think that's how it works.

Double_R
06-16-2010, 03:42 PM
sorry gambling is not my game.

THen why you talking....

Good looking out on the bet, thread starter

69centers
06-16-2010, 03:49 PM
Celtics by 10

No. Celtics by 14.

It will be the return of Shrek and Donkey.

leftymo
06-16-2010, 03:59 PM
No. Celtics by 14.

It will be the return of Shrek and Donkey.

shrek and donkey only play at home.

notice high flyer shannon, jordan, and the machine yesterday?

The Final Boss
06-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Perk is not a superstar. But his heart is the last thing I would question. If his health will only allow him to play 20 seconds, he'll play 21 seconds on Thursday night. KG gets the publicity because of his (sometimes foolish) antics, but Perk is the real tough guy in Boston.

I do question the hearts of the super stars, that Boston does have though.

tredigs
06-16-2010, 04:12 PM
shrek and donkey only play at home.

notice high flyer shannon, jordan, and the machine yesterday?

Far from true. And even farther from the truth with Perkins out (who just walked into Staples wearing crutches a few minutes ago), he may actually be starting.



I do question the hearts of the super stars, that Boston does have though.

Hah. I think you're unique in that regard. You question the HEART of Garnett, Ray Allen, Pierce and Rondo? WOW.

coloradobuff
06-16-2010, 04:18 PM
I think it means for every $200 you bet, you win $100.

As opposed to +200, which would be for every $100 you bet, you win $200.

I think that's how it works.


Exactly..Instead of laying -340 to win $100 on lakers which is the moneyline on game..lay the $200 on kobe to win mvp, b/c hes a lock to win it if lakers win..

braveniler58
06-16-2010, 04:19 PM
Even if the Lakers lose, as long as Kobe has a decent game, he's going to win the MVP.

Young2Kinsler
06-16-2010, 04:35 PM
Call me nuts, but give me Ray Allen with a big game and Celtics win...

KmB728
06-16-2010, 04:45 PM
Awful game 6, i dont think we can possibly play this bad two games in a row... to many vets to let that happen


Celtics by 5

pcrawley
06-16-2010, 04:46 PM
The Celtics have more depth in the front court than they did last season (isn't this why they signed Rasheed Wallace?), but none of those players offer the quality of defense and rebounding that Perkins can supply.

We saw tonight how unreliable 'Sheed is when he's taken out of his comfort zone (he finished with zero points, three rebounds and four fouls in 17 minutes of play), and Glen Davis and Shelden Williams are too short to contend for boards with Gasol and Andrew Bynum. That leaves KG to do the majority of the interior work on his own, and with his knees we know that isn't happening.

A hot shooting night on par with their performance in Game 5 will be their only saving grace at this point. Pierce, Allen and Rondo all need to emerge with superhero capes laced up tight. Otherwise Boston is as good as dead.

http://blogs.uscannenberg.org/neontommy/2010/06/lakers-blow-out-celtics-force.html

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-16-2010, 04:46 PM
Call me nuts, but give me Ray Allen with a big game and Celtics win...

8 in 3 quarters in 2 game, and we still led after 3 Qs.

That's just show's how good the lakers are!

clehmun
06-16-2010, 04:49 PM
don't think it's as bad as it sounds for the celtics.
it's gona be a close game though i think.

69centers
06-16-2010, 04:50 PM
shrek and donkey only play at home.

notice high flyer shannon, jordan, and the machine yesterday?

You're right, I forgot. Davis never hit a game winning shot in the playoffs in Orlando last year. What was I thinking imagining he could even play on the road. :cool:

Tony_Starks
06-16-2010, 05:24 PM
If LA does in fact pull it off would you consider that a choke job by Boston? I'd say so for the simple fact that you basically get 2 chances to win one game....

GSW Hoops
06-16-2010, 05:29 PM
No, especially when those final two games are on the road. If they were up 3-1, then yes it's a choke job.

JordansBulls
06-16-2010, 05:30 PM
If LA does in fact pull it off would you consider that a choke job by Boston? I'd say so for the simple fact that you basically get 2 chances to win one game....

3-1 yes.

3-2 no (unless you have another home game yourself)

bigsams50
06-16-2010, 05:30 PM
I dont think so. LA has the advantage of playing the last 2 games at home. It would be different if Boston was up 3-2 and going home to play the next 2.

DodgerBulls
06-16-2010, 05:30 PM
Somewhat, but nothing is guaranteed. Should the Lakers be considered "choked" if they lose the Finals because they lost 2 games in a row?

ko8e24
06-16-2010, 05:31 PM
No, because the way a 2-3-2 format is constructed, even when the road team is up 3-2, it can be a false sense of actually "leading" the sereis as opposed to "you did what you were supposed to do". With the way the format was constructed for the Finals, Celts did what they were supposed to do in coming back to LA up 3-2. LA is just the better team, and an elite home team.

KmB728
06-16-2010, 05:32 PM
No.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-16-2010, 05:32 PM
NO

3-1 would be a choke job like lakers in 2006

but 3-2 not especially in the road

ManRam
06-16-2010, 05:33 PM
Nope.

The Lakers had HCA ultimately. When that's the case, you're expected to win.

tredigs
06-16-2010, 05:34 PM
Of course not, they're playing the defending champions at home. If LA loses game 7 at home after tying it up last night (and now without the Celtics starting center), then many people will call that a choke. But personally, I wouldn't. These two teams are too evenly matched to call anything a choke at this point.

Tony_Starks
06-16-2010, 05:36 PM
I get the whole on the road deal but my thing is this: if you would have told Boston at the start of the season that they'll have 2 chances to win a championship they'd take it in a heartbeat.

If your good enough to make it to the finals you should be good enough to win 1 game in 2 tries.

n83417
06-16-2010, 05:39 PM
Nope. Like Kobe said, with a 2-3-2 series, Boston should be leading 3-2 after 5 games. And no, also because the Celtics were the underdog anyway. It is a number 1 in a strong conference, VS. A number 4 in a weak conference.

ARMIN12NBA
06-16-2010, 05:45 PM
A lot of Celtics fans are pretty high on Fat Baby for Game 7, but there are a lot of nerves in getting your first start in the Finals, let alone Game 7. Plus, it is tougher for role players to play great on the road. Not impossible, but tougher.

RaiderLakersA's
06-16-2010, 05:45 PM
No. I'd only consider it "choking" if Boston was up 3 - 0, were favorites to win, had home court advantage, and then lost the series in 4 straight games.

Klivlend
06-16-2010, 05:57 PM
No, cause their on the road

Tragedy
06-16-2010, 05:59 PM
No, and that would be extremely ignorant for anyone to say yes to this question.

1) The Celtics were going BACK to Staples Center.
2) NO ONE thought the Celtics could get past the Heat, Cavs, OR Orlando, let alone have a 3-2 advantage on the Lakers.
3) The Lakers are a great, great team.

Any other response, in my eyes, is pure ignorance.

Tragedy
06-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Call me nuts, but give me Ray Allen with a big game and Celtics win...
I've been feeling a big Ray game for a while now, and last night was a huge step in the right direction. Hopefully he can come out and show me something tomorrow.

I'm still not all that confident.

ko8e24
06-16-2010, 06:38 PM
Call me nuts, but give me Ray Allen with a big game and Celtics win...



Oh, I guess we're play ball in the playground then, and we're team captains. You got the first pick, and you selected Ray Allen. Well....now my turn..


I'm a go with my brotha, the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant.


/thread



Your pick!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-16-2010, 07:06 PM
I've been feeling a big Ray game for a while now, and last night was a huge step in the right direction. Hopefully he can come out and show me something tomorrow.

I'm still not all that confident.

I think theres a little chance that Allen has a crazy game, cause when Fish guards him he has no space what so ever.
Fisher is just terrific fighting through picks.Don't forget that Ray needs open looks to get his shots falling.He's no Kobe who can get himself going for shooting over 3 defenders.

So, I think it's not gonna happen anymore.

bigsams50
06-16-2010, 07:09 PM
^ Rays been gettin open looks, he just hasnt been able to knock them down

Montana_Rob
06-16-2010, 07:21 PM
No perkins is HUGE

Lakers win by 15

n83417
06-16-2010, 07:29 PM
Celtics in a BLOWOUT!!!!!!!!!!

weeman323
06-16-2010, 07:32 PM
Mbenga hits the game winning shot in quadruple overtime!

KmB728
06-16-2010, 07:42 PM
Sheed spreads the floor when he is in and hits a few big shots

Shrek and Donkey make big contributions

the big 3 play DECENT- one of which goes off hopefully Pierce of Ray

Rondo doesnt turn over the ball

Celtics rally together and win by 5

kblo247
06-16-2010, 07:57 PM
^ Rays been gettin open looks, he just hasnt been able to knock them down

You know you can say the same for Fisher who hasn't hit a 3 in this series after coming into the Finals with a career 45% average and 3rd all time in 3s made, right?

JordansBulls
06-16-2010, 08:04 PM
With Perkins it is an even ground. With Rasheed it is either he will really help the Celtics or really hurt them.

kblo247
06-16-2010, 08:05 PM
With Perkins it is an even ground. With Rasheed it is either he will really help the Celtics or really hurt them.

He and Lamar Odom are the poster boys for: What Could Be

Rams Fan
06-16-2010, 08:23 PM
Go la!

Avenged
06-16-2010, 08:24 PM
I think what it's going to come down to is the Lakers bench vs. the Celtics bench.

The starters will come to play, they're experienced veterans so they know what to expect.

boolish
06-16-2010, 08:35 PM
If LA does in fact pull it off would you consider that a choke job by Boston? I'd say so for the simple fact that you basically get 2 chances to win one game....

not at all. BOS has been over achieving in this series. they should get mad props for winning 3.

king4day
06-16-2010, 08:38 PM
I'll call it a choke only if LA fans consider the lakers losing game 7 a choke. Cuz it's an even playing field now. No excuse to lose game 7 at home.

Silly thread.

CowboysKB24
06-16-2010, 08:38 PM
No. Not when it comes to the Lakers and Celtics.

kblo247
06-16-2010, 08:38 PM
No because of 2-3-2

If it was 2-2-1-1-1 then it is possible

king4day
06-16-2010, 08:38 PM
No, and that would be extremely ignorant for anyone to say yes to this question.

1) The Celtics were going BACK to Staples Center.
2) NO ONE thought the Celtics could get past the Heat, Cavs, OR Orlando, let alone have a 3-2 advantage on the Lakers.
3) The Lakers are a great, great team.

Any other response, in my eyes, is pure ignorance.

This should be the thread closer right here. Couldn't have said it better myself.
I'm not even answering the poll because it doesn't matter how good or bad the team you're playing is, it's not unheard of to lose two in a row, let alone on the road.

Meth
06-16-2010, 08:43 PM
Nope.

NYMetros
06-16-2010, 08:49 PM
If this game comes down to the final two minutes and it's a 1 possession game I'm gonna be so excited. Let's just start the game now! :jumpy:

The Final Boss
06-16-2010, 08:58 PM
5 things we've learned from these Finals:

1. No Lebron James, again.
2. Kobe Bryant is still the best all around basketball player on this planet even though he has been playing the past 3 seasons at 60%.
3. Boston although very physical, cannot win without playing dirty.
4. The Lakers have established a dynasty after being in the Finals 3 straight seasons.
5. If Bynum was 100% this series would have been over in 5.

Meth
06-16-2010, 08:59 PM
I hope this goes to overtime, seriously. It makes it extremely intriguing and epic watching it play by play.. such like Lakers vs Kings 2002 . I wouldn't mind the refs making the game out of hand either.

n83417
06-16-2010, 09:03 PM
5 things we've learned from these Finals:

1. No Lebron James, again.
2. Kobe Bryant is still the best all around basketball player on this planet even though he has been playing the past 3 seasons at 60%.
3. Boston although very physical, cannot win without playing dirty.
4. The Lakers have established a dynasty after being in the Finals 3 straight seasons.
5. If Bynum was 100% this series would have been over in 5.

Bynum has not been 100% since high school. The way Phil Jackson keeps playing him into the ground, I would not be surprised if this kid has knee problems his entire career and is forced into early retirement.

ko8e24
06-16-2010, 09:10 PM
I don't know why, but I feel that Bynum goes crazy on the boards, blocking shots, and alley oops. He makes his presence felt in game 7 with a bum knee! Maybe Bynum in game 7 of 2010 finals pulls a kobe in game 4 of 2000 finals against the pacers. :)

A young player has to start the road to superstardom somewhere, why not in a title clincher on the biggest stage of 'em all.

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 09:26 PM
I don't know why, but I feel that Bynum goes crazy on the boards, blocking shots, and alley oops. He makes his presence felt in game 7 with a bum knee! Maybe Bynum in game 7 of 2010 finals pulls a kobe in game 4 of 2000 finals against the pacers. :)

A young player has to start the road to superstardom somewhere, why not in a title clincher on the biggest stage of 'em all.

I really hope so big dog. At least he knows his job and thats to protect that paint. he focus's on that and he will be dandy.

ko8e24
06-16-2010, 09:37 PM
I really hope so big dog. At least he knows his job and thats to protect that paint. he focus's on that and he will be dandy.

If I were Phil, to start the game, I'd put Pau on Rasheed and Bynum on KG. With the way Sheed likes to jack up 3's, I don't want Big Bynum to be running out to the perimeter everytime and putting more unnecessary pressure on that knee. I rather Bynum contest every KG turn around J, and Pau to take care of Sheed.

You agree?

The Final Boss
06-16-2010, 09:39 PM
Bynum has not been 100% since high school. The way Phil Jackson keeps playing him into the ground, I would not be surprised if this kid has knee problems his entire career and is forced into early retirement.

That's a very fair assessment. Hopefully early surgery and a summer of recovery/rehab time will have him back in the mix to begin the season.

n83417
06-16-2010, 09:42 PM
That's a very fair assessment. Hopefully early surgery and a summer of recovery/rehab time will have him back in the mix to begin the season.

I am not a Laker fan, but it would be sad to see this kid's career get messed up because of this. Every player is going to say "i'm fine, I can play" but the coach and management should be overlooking it, making sure they don't mess him up permanently.

The Final Boss
06-16-2010, 09:45 PM
I am not a Laker fan, but it would be sad to see this kid's career get messed up because of this. Every player is going to say "i'm fine, I can play" but the coach and management should be overlooking it, making sure they don't mess him up permanently.

Sometimes that "Warrior Mentality" can be detrimental.

n83417
06-16-2010, 09:47 PM
Sometimes that "Warrior Mentality" can be detrimental.

Definitely, he looked solid at first. He hasn't looked good since playing 68 minutes in games 2 and 3. Phil should have limited his minutes, maximizing his performance.

bigsams50
06-16-2010, 10:03 PM
5 things we've learned from these Finals:

1. No Lebron James, again.
2. Kobe Bryant is still the best all around basketball player on this planet even though he has been playing the past 3 seasons at 60%.
3. Boston although very physical, cannot win without playing dirty.
4. The Lakers have established a dynasty after being in the Finals 3 straight seasons.
5. If Bynum was 100% this series would have been over in 5.

:facepalm:

You cant be a dynasty by only making the finals, you gotta win the championships. So far LA only has 1 out of the 3, and after thursday it could be 2. And dont start the would've could've should've talk again. And how can boston not win without playing dirty?

robdizzle3
06-16-2010, 10:16 PM
If I were Phil, to start the game, I'd put Pau on Rasheed and Bynum on KG. With the way Sheed likes to jack up 3's, I don't want Big Bynum to be running out to the perimeter everytime and putting more unnecessary pressure on that knee. I rather Bynum contest every KG turn around J, and Pau to take care of Sheed.

You agree?

I agree. I think Bynum can really bother KG with his length contesting that close jumper. Bynum is gonna have to concentrate on KG's moves though, because he likes to jab step alot. Now that I think about it, I dont mind that Bynum would be on Sheed, because all he's gonna do is spot up and shoot, its not like he's gonna put the ball on the floor. Whats gonna make a difference though is Bynum getting past that Pick and Roll.

LegendX
06-16-2010, 10:41 PM
I am not a Laker fan, but it would be sad to see this kid's career get messed up because of this. Every player is going to say "i'm fine, I can play" but the coach and management should be overlooking it, making sure they don't mess him up permanently.

Yeah, but if I'm Bynum, I play, regardless. This could be my only chance to win a championship so I put it on the line. Detrimental to my career or not, I want to be a champion ... but that just my mentality.

Tragedy
06-17-2010, 03:13 AM
5 things we've learned from these Finals:

1. No Lebron James, again.
2. Kobe Bryant is still the best all around basketball player on this planet even though he has been playing the past 3 seasons at 60%.
3. Boston although very physical, cannot win without playing dirty.
4. The Lakers have established a dynasty after being in the Finals 3 straight seasons.
5. If Bynum was 100% this series would have been over in 5.
1) Agreed. Good.
2) No doubt about it. Kobe Bryant is flat out filthy. LeBron can't hold his jock, IMO.
3) Give me a break. That's like me saying the Lakers can't win without all the flops they've done this series. The Celtics have played physical but not dirty, and have won three games in this series. What a crock.
4) Maybe, not sure. 3 straight is great, 2 in 3 years is great. I think a 3rd title in another year or two would officially secure the "dynasty" tag.
5) LOL hahahaha.

Rams Fan
06-17-2010, 03:21 AM
1) Agreed. Good.
2) No doubt about it. Kobe Bryant is flat out filthy. LeBron can't hold his jock, IMO.
3) Give me a break. That's like me saying the Lakers can't win without all the flops they've done this series. The Celtics have played physical but not dirty, and have won three games in this series. What a crock.
4) Maybe, not sure. 3 straight is great, 2 in 3 years is great. I think a 3rd title in another year or two would officially secure the "dynasty" tag.
5) LOL hahahaha.

#2 ftw

Avenged
06-17-2010, 03:25 AM
Votes are pretty lopsided so far.

Can't wait for the start of this one.

_KB24_
06-17-2010, 05:01 AM
1) Agreed. Good.
2) No doubt about it. Kobe Bryant is flat out filthy. LeBron can't hold his jock, IMO.
3) Give me a break. That's like me saying the Lakers can't win without all the flops they've done this series. The Celtics have played physical but not dirty, and have won three games in this series. What a crock.
4) Maybe, not sure. 3 straight is great, 2 in 3 years is great. I think a 3rd title in another year or two would officially secure the "dynasty" tag.
5) LOL hahahaha.

This minus #5 ;)

robdizzle3
06-17-2010, 05:54 AM
1) Agreed. Good.
2) No doubt about it. Kobe Bryant is flat out filthy. LeBron can't hold his jock, IMO.
3) Give me a break. That's like me saying the Lakers can't win without all the flops they've done this series. The Celtics have played physical but not dirty, and have won three games in this series. What a crock.
4) Maybe, not sure. 3 straight is great, 2 in 3 years is great. I think a 3rd title in another year or two would officially secure the "dynasty" tag.
5) LOL hahahaha.

I dont agree with that. Pierce's trip on Gasol wasnt being Physical at all.

coloradobuff
06-17-2010, 07:02 AM
Even if the Lakers lose, as long as Kobe has a decent game, he's going to win the MVP.

Im not so sure about that..If Paul Pierce scores in upper 20s and Boston wins or Rondo pulls off triple double and Celts win, I think one of those 2 could win MVP

surf and turf
06-17-2010, 08:42 AM
If LA does in fact pull it off would you consider that a choke job by Boston? I'd say so for the simple fact that you basically get 2 chances to win one game....

It is not a choke because if Boston won game game it would have been their third victory in a row over the Lakers. They are not that much better then them. In a short series thats a sweep. And in a game 7 anything can happen. That and the fact that they lost their starting center and the heart and soul of their vaunted defense...it wouldnt be a choke.

Raidaz4Life
06-17-2010, 08:51 AM
I can honestly say I have NO idea who will win this game... like at all.



And I definitely like that feeling going into a game 7.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 08:54 AM
New Machine Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccKtAlqj9q4)

This is hilarious!:laugh:

IAmKira
06-17-2010, 09:09 AM
When was the last time a losing player gets a Finals MVP?

younggunn113
06-17-2010, 09:59 AM
When was the last time a losing player gets a Finals MVP?

The only time was in 1969, Jerry West did it. He had like 42/17/11 or something absurd in game 7.


EDIT: I lied 42/13/12

td0tsfinest
06-17-2010, 10:31 AM
Did you guys know when the Boston first got their team in 1946, their owner was consider several names instead of Celtics. They were Whirlwind, Olympics and get this, Unicorn seriously? Imagine if one of the most history team in all of basketball was named after a unicorn.

BoysBullsM'sFan
06-17-2010, 12:42 PM
Really hope the celtics pull it out can't stand the Lakers.

surf and turf
06-17-2010, 12:56 PM
Really hope the celtics pull it out can't stand the Lakers.

Then you will have to hear everyone cry about the refs again. Im not sure I can handle that. They set a new "cry baby" standard this year. How come the refs only do a good job when the Lakers win???lol

drama1386
06-17-2010, 01:22 PM
this game will be epic! it will go down as one of the best NBA games ever, IMO. both teams are gonna show up. the celtics won't allow what happened in game 6 to happen again and the lakers want to repeat. I believe it'll be a low scoring game with tremendous D played by both teams. although I would like the celtics to win, I'm gonna have to go with the lakers. kobe wins his 5th ring tonight.

ZioAx
06-17-2010, 01:28 PM
Then you will have to hear everyone cry about the refs again. Im not sure I can handle that. They set a new "cry baby" standard this year. How come the refs only do a good job when the Lakers win???lol

exactly, Celtics by 76 tonight

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 02:10 PM
New Machine Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccKtAlqj9q4)

This is hilarious!:laugh:

:laugh:

LMFAO!

BoysBullsM'sFan
06-17-2010, 02:31 PM
Then you will have to hear everyone cry about the refs again. Im not sure I can handle that. They set a new "cry baby" standard this year. How come the refs only do a good job when the Lakers win???lol

Lol If anything the refs have been horrible this whole series but whatever, If they let them play and stop calling this ticky tacky fouls there's no way the Celtics lose the Lakers.

surf and turf
06-17-2010, 02:42 PM
Lol If anything the refs have been horrible this whole series but whatever, If they let them play and stop calling this ticky tacky fouls there's no way the Celtics lose the Lakers.

I wouldnt say theres no way. But it just smells like the big 3 will step up in a huge way tonight. That will keep it close. If Boston shoots a decent fg% they will win. If not, the disadvantage on the boards will kill them.

KmB728
06-17-2010, 03:17 PM
:pray:

hugepatsfan
06-17-2010, 03:27 PM
I expect Sheed to play big tonight. Either that or he blows his lid and gets tossed. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say he gets 22 and 11 tonight. I think he will play 30 minutes tonight and turn back the clock just one time. I also expect Artest to get tossed in the 4th (2nd tech) because he won't be able to handle losing. He'll do something stupid.

still1ballin
06-17-2010, 04:21 PM
Can't wait!!!!!!!

King P
06-17-2010, 04:27 PM
Kobe has alot of pressure on him to lead LA to victory tonight. He even said this time around he feels this is a better team than in 08. And if LA loses, he's taking this to his grave. he will never get over it.

Besides, every title Kobe wins now adds to his resume and is more impressive/counts more than the 3 titles he won with the LA Dynasty 10 years ago.

drobe86
06-17-2010, 04:39 PM
I think the Celtics are the better team and should win tonight's game 7. The truth is Stern won't let it happen. I'm willing to bet there are many controversial calls tonight that favor the lakers. NBA refs suck as a whole, but tonight it should definately be brought to the forefront and something has to be done heading in to next season. If the refs let them play basketball. The Celtics win an epic low scoring game 89-86..... If not the Lakers will run away with this game by double digits.....

m26555
06-17-2010, 04:43 PM
Celtics win it 94-86.

I think Big Baby will have a huge game.

macc
06-17-2010, 04:44 PM
I think the Celtics are the better team and should win tonight's game 7. The truth is Stern won't let it happen. I'm willing to bet there are many controversial calls tonight that favor the lakers. NBA refs suck as a whole, but tonight it should definately be brought to the forefront and something has to be done heading in to next season. If the refs let them play basketball. The Celtics win an epic low scoring game 89-86..... If not the Lakers will run away with this game by double digits.....



Yes more of the Evil Sterns agenda. :facepalm:


If you really feel that way THEN DON'T WATCH.

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 04:46 PM
I think the Celtics are the better team and should win tonight's game 7. The truth is Stern won't let it happen. I'm willing to bet there are many controversial calls tonight that favor the lakers. NBA refs suck as a whole, but tonight it should definately be brought to the forefront and something has to be done heading in to next season. If the refs let them play basketball. The Celtics win an epic low scoring game 89-86..... If not the Lakers will run away with this game by double digits.....

:laugh:



Lakers as a team dominated all 4 qtrs of game 1, the first 3 qtrs of game 2, all 4 qtrs of game 3, the first 3 qtrs of game 4, and all 4 qtrs of game 6.

And plz, just because your Mavs got ousted in the 1st rd for the 3rd time in the last 4 yrs, doesn't mean you have to put the defending champs (and the team that WILL REPEAT) down by this whole refs and Stern conspiracy crap. :facepalm:

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Celtics win it 94-86.

I think Big Baby will have a huge game.

Lakers win it 97-88.

I think Derek Fisher hits clutch 3's in the 4th qtr. He hasn't hit a single 3 pointers in these NBA Finals, and he is overdue!

tredigs
06-17-2010, 04:53 PM
:laugh:



Lakers as a team dominated all 4 qtrs of game 1, the first 3 qtrs of game 2, all 4 qtrs of game 3, the first 3 qtrs of game 4, and all 4 qtrs of game 6.

And plz, just because your Mavs got ousted in the 1st rd for the 3rd time in the last 4 yrs, doesn't mean you have to put the defending champs (and the team that WILL REPEAT) down by this whole refs and Stern conspiracy crap. :facepalm:

Without looking up the box score (which would show otherwise from what you're saying) and just going off watching the games, that is highly BS.

But I agree that the "ref conspiracy via Stern" lines are pathetic and need to stop; although there's absolutely no doubt that the Lakers received some pretty favorable HCA calls in game 6. Regardless, like every other game so far, the better team that night won the game. The same will happen tonight.

Perkins out destroys the Celtics, so they're going to need a solid performance out of every single player. I hope this is a great game, regardless of who wins.

drobe86
06-17-2010, 04:54 PM
:laugh:



Lakers as a team dominated all 4 qtrs of game 1, the first 3 qtrs of game 2, all 4 qtrs of game 3, the first 3 qtrs of game 4, and all 4 qtrs of game 6.

And plz, just because your Mavs got ousted in the 1st rd for the 3rd time in the last 4 yrs, doesn't mean you have to put the defending champs (and the team that WILL REPEAT) down by this whole refs and Stern conspiracy crap. :facepalm:

Your ignorance shows. Here we are talking about game 7 of the nba finals and somehow you bring up the Mavs. Lakers Douchebaggery at it finest. As for the refs you and I both know when the lakers lose somehow the refs were horrible. Phil just cries, and low and behold the refs come out the next game calling the game the opposite way that they called the game before. If you or any lakers fans cannot see that then you just plain aren't watching, or you are a blind homer.

drobe86
06-17-2010, 04:56 PM
Yes more of the Evil Sterns agenda. :facepalm:


If you really feel that way THEN DON'T WATCH.

What exactly does that have to do with me not watching? I mean seriously man you're telling me that everytime the Celtics won, Phil didn't cry and then the refs come out the next game calling the game totally different? Please prove me wrong...

Tragedy
06-17-2010, 05:00 PM
The refs HAVE been bad this series..Just like ALWAYS. I don't think there's been a game where they TRULY favored the Celtics, but they've certainly given the Celtics some good calls. But, I've seen so many instances in which Pierce has gone to the hoop, gets smacked, and no call is made. I like physical play and I prefer it to the panzie league we have nowadays, but if it's a foul against the Celtics on the other end, it should be a foul on the other end for the Lakers, too.

It's a joke, but that's the NBA these days. I'm not sure the refs will do much today, though. Too much scrutiny to screw a team over. I still think the Lakers win, whether or not the refs are awful.

avrpatsfan
06-17-2010, 05:02 PM
David Stern has NO reason to let either team win. He did have a reason to make the series go to 7 games for sure but I think it will be a cleanly called game.

Avenged
06-17-2010, 05:03 PM
Why would Stern not "let" the Celtics win because they're playing the Lakers? :confused:

Both are big markets and are 2 of the most glorified franchises in the NBA.

Tragedy
06-17-2010, 05:05 PM
David Stern has NO reason to let either team win. He did have a reason to make the series go to 7 games for sure but I think it will be a cleanly called game.
This makes sense. He loves both teams, as they're HUGE market teams. I would think he only truly cares about getting at least 6 games out of a series this big.

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Without looking up the box score (which would show otherwise from what you're saying) and just going off watching the games, that is highly BS.

But I agree that the "ref conspiracy via Stern" lines are pathetic and need to stop; although there's absolutely no doubt that the Lakers received some pretty favorable HCA calls in game 6. Regardless, like every other game so far, the better team that night won the game. The same will happen tonight.

Perkins out destroys the Celtics, so they're going to need a solid performance out of every single player. I hope this is a great game, regardless of who wins.


I'd try to refute the fact that you called my post BS, but I'm too enamored by that sig of yours. :drool:

xabial
06-17-2010, 05:32 PM
I want Kobe and the Lakers to win. Kobe 5x NBA champion has a nice ring to it.

JordansBulls
06-17-2010, 05:33 PM
It is Game 7 of the series. Home team is always the favorite as they should be. Home teams are 13-3 in the finals game 7 which is they have won 81% of the time. For all other Game 7's as well I believe home teams are 84-21 for a record of 80%.

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 05:39 PM
It is Game 7 of the series. Home team is always the favorite as they should be. Home teams are 13-3 in the finals game 7 which is they have won 81% of the time. For all other Game 7's as well I believe home teams are 84-21 for a record of 80%.

Thanks for the stats JB!

m26555
06-17-2010, 05:41 PM
Lakers win it 97-88.

I think Derek Fisher hits clutch 3's in the 4th qtr. He hasn't hit a single 3 pointers in these NBA Finals, and he is overdue!
That's just unreal.

m26555
06-17-2010, 05:43 PM
Oh, and another stat to add to this whole mess: the winner of game two has won every series in these playoffs.

robdizzle3
06-17-2010, 05:50 PM
Celtics win it 94-86.

I think Big Baby will have a huge game.

I thin Baby has peaked in how many points he's gonna score. The only way he beats us tonight is if he hots from the outside.

m26555
06-17-2010, 05:52 PM
I thin Baby has peaked in how many points he's gonna score. The only way he beats us tonight is if he hots from the outside.
Well, I don't think a huge game from Baby necessarily involves him scoring a sizeable amount of points. If he crashes the boards, is physical as hell with the Lakers' bigs, and just scores some garbage points, it would be a huge lift for Boston and could very well end up being the difference in this game.

robdizzle3
06-17-2010, 06:03 PM
Well, I don't think a huge game from Baby necessarily involves him scoring a sizeable amount of points. If he crashes the boards, is physical as hell with the Lakers' bigs, and just scores some garbage points, it would be a huge lift for Boston and could very well end up being the difference in this game.

I see what you're saying and I can get with that. My fear is that the C's play better in spite of Perk being out and thats why I hope we attack them, because having KG or SHeed out for a considerable amount of time would be great. ATTACK SHEED!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rams Fan
06-17-2010, 06:14 PM
So what should i do if the lakers win tonight besides getting another infraction? ;)

GO Lakers!!!

Avenged
06-17-2010, 06:17 PM
Get yourself permabanned while your at it? :shrug:

ManRam
06-17-2010, 06:31 PM
I'm going out to watch the game tonight. I'm drinking half a beer for each made shot by Kobe or Gasol. That way, by the time the Lakers win, I will be drunk, and won't care.

;)

ItsTheLastAce
06-17-2010, 06:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHLMcp5v8m4&feature=related

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 06:34 PM
I'm going out to watch the game tonight. I'm drinking half a beer for each made shot by Kobe or Gasol. That way, by the time the Lakers win, I will be drunk, and won't care.

;)

:clap:

Drtino
06-17-2010, 06:34 PM
Even though I think the Lakers have a good chance of winning, don't be surprised if the Celtics beat them in their own court.

Celtics are not afraid of playing equally and in the same intensity, to just be able to get past you towards the last 3 to 4 minutes.

It'll be nice to watch these two teams go at it again and making their particular rivalry prolong for more decades to come.

Good luck to both teams.

Avenged
06-17-2010, 06:35 PM
I'm going out to watch the game tonight. I'm drinking half a beer for each made shot by Kobe or Gasol. That way, by the time the Lakers win, I will be drunk, and won't care.

;)

Your going to let the NBA forum riot with your absence. :p

ManRam
06-17-2010, 06:52 PM
Your going to let the NBA forum riot with your absence. :p

That's why we have 8 other NBA mods, let alone supermods and admins ;)

I'd probably unleash the banhammer if I were here anyway, so it's probably a good thing that I'm not here. ;)

I kid.

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 07:01 PM
2 Hours left!

:faint:

king4day
06-17-2010, 07:04 PM
I gotta admit. I'm looking more and more forward to this one.
I want Boston to win, but even if LA does, I just hope it's a good game. None of this 11-15 pt lead with teams then trading baskets. So it's within striking distance, but you never feel like the other team has a chance.

Good luck to both teams and their fans. The NBA season ends tonight.

king4day
06-17-2010, 07:06 PM
If Sheed gets a tech, is he ejected? Or can he still get two in this game.

RaiderLakersA's
06-17-2010, 07:13 PM
2 Hours left!

:faint:

I've been watching the clock all day. Finally feeling the anticipation of a hopefully GREAT game 7.

RaiderLakersA's
06-17-2010, 07:14 PM
If Sheed gets a tech, is he ejected? Or can he still get two in this game.

One and done.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 07:16 PM
I hope Lakers win by double digits!

otherwise I might have a heart attack!

Nirvanaskurdt
06-17-2010, 07:22 PM
I gotta admit. I'm looking more and more forward to this one.
I want Boston to win, but even if LA does, I just hope it's a good game. None of this 11-15 pt lead with teams then trading baskets. So it's within striking distance, but you never feel like the other team has a chance.

Good luck to both teams and their fans. The NBA season ends tonight.

The Season is over tonight :( Atleast we got baseball going on :D

I think the Lakers win tonight unless some freak injury for Gasol or Kobe happens or unless the Celtics play a perfect game.

Good luck to both teams tonight :)

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 07:26 PM
I hope Lakers win by double digits!

otherwise I might have a heart attack!

This.

LegendX
06-17-2010, 07:27 PM
:sigh: I'm not going to get to see the game until they show the replay when I get home .... looks like I'll have to block every single Celtics and Lakers fan so I don't find out who won.... :sigh:

LegendX
06-17-2010, 07:29 PM
I hope Lakers win by double digits!

otherwise I might have a heart attack!

Say what!? wouldn't you much rather a buzzer-beating shot from Kobe to win the game? Christ, all Celtics fans would have a heart attack and every Lakers fan would simultaneously cum and **** their pants.

Avenged
06-17-2010, 07:32 PM
Say what!? wouldn't you much rather a buzzer-beating shot from Kobe to win the game? Christ, all Celtics fans would have a heart attack and every Lakers fan would simultaneously cum and **** their pants.

It would break their hearts even more but a close game down the stretch would just rise my blood pressure with the suspense leading up to the final buzzer. :p

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 07:35 PM
I started the day very uncertain and in a bit of a panic mode. Then, as time has progressed and we are nearing tip-off, I can just smell that championship, I can just envision that purple and gold confetti dropping from the rafters of Staples Center, just like 10 yrs ago, when Kobe and Fish won the 1st of 3 consecutive NBA Titles in the year 2000.

:)

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 07:35 PM
One and done.

:facepalm:


If Sheed gets a tech, is he ejected? Or can he still get two in this game.

The rule is if you get 7 technicals you automatically miss the next game.But this is the final game of the playoffs, so theres no game to suspend him for.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 07:38 PM
Say what!? wouldn't you much rather a buzzer-beating shot from Kobe to win the game? Christ, all Celtics fans would have a heart attack and every Lakers fan would simultaneously cum and **** their pants.

No, cause then my stream obviously will lag on that moment lol

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 07:38 PM
I started the day very uncertain and in a bit of a panic mode. Then, as time has progressed and we are nearing tip-off, I can just smell that championship, I can just envision that purple and gold confetti dropping from the rafters of Staples Center, just like 10 yrs ago, when Kobe and Fish won the 1st of 3 consecutive NBA Titles in the year 2000.

:)

I'm the opposite, getting more nervous with every second

LegendX
06-17-2010, 07:41 PM
No, cause then my stream obviously will lag on that moment lol

Yeah, but thenthe moment goes down in history as one of the greatest shots ever (maybe) in arguably the greatest rivalry (and one of the most storied) in sports history.

m26555
06-17-2010, 07:42 PM
Yeah, but thenthe moment goes down in history as one of the greatest shots ever (maybe) in arguably the greatest rivalry (and one of the most storied) in sports history.
But then there's the possibility that he might not live to see that if he drops dead of a heart attack before Kobe nails the shot. :p

jkiddvc20
06-17-2010, 07:45 PM
Kobes hitting a buzzer beater tonight

Slimsim
06-17-2010, 07:46 PM
Am i the only one who hopes not to ever see the lakers and Celtics in a finals for a few decades ?

I mean there's 27 other teams i would like see fight for a chip.

LegendX
06-17-2010, 07:47 PM
But then there's the possibility that he might not live to see that if he drops dead of a heart attack before Kobe nails the shot. :p

Well **** him and his ****** little heart if it happens, I want to see a buzzer beater! Lol. :p


Kobes hitting a buzzer beater tonight

And as I said... Lakers fans will all, simultaneously cum and **** their pants while Celtics fans have heart attacks and cry.

LegendX
06-17-2010, 07:48 PM
Am i the only one who hopes not to ever see the lakers and Celtics in a finals for a few decades ?

I mean there's 27 other teams i would like see fight for a chip.

How's about the other 27 man the **** up, win the games and compete then?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 07:53 PM
Yeah, but thenthe moment goes down in history as one of the greatest shots ever (maybe) in arguably the greatest rivalry (and one of the most storied) in sports history.

But if Kobe misses...:rimshot::cry::facepalm::violin::down::ce nsored::ouch::sad2::sigh::o:(

LegendX
06-17-2010, 07:57 PM
But if Kobe misses...:rimshot::cry::facepalm::violin::down::ce nsored::ouch::sad2::sigh::o:(

How dare you even let that thought creep into your mind. Go wash your mouth out with battery acid. :pity: ... :p

NBAfan4life
06-17-2010, 07:57 PM
Am i the only one who hopes not to ever see the lakers and Celtics in a finals for a few decades ?

I mean there's 27 other teams i would like see fight for a chip.


I could care less about the Celtics but I hope to see the Lakers in the ship every year, at least a deep playoff run

RadiantShot
06-17-2010, 07:57 PM
Heart says Boston. Mind says LA.
I'm actually rooting for Boston now. Let's go.

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 07:57 PM
Lakers need an EFT game, Effort, Focus, and Teamwork!


Oh, and I cannot envision Kobe letting this slip away. Kobe Will Lead Us To The Promise Land!

ko8e24
06-17-2010, 08:00 PM
1 Hour!!!!!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
06-17-2010, 08:00 PM
Heart says Boston. Mind says LA.
I'm actually rooting for Boston now. Let's go.

you're really fast to change your mind:pity:









:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

ManRam
06-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Radi has just come to the light side, no biggie.


http://bostondirtdogs.boston.com/june10/BDD_PP_game7_bgbg.jpg

Gametime! Hopefully homeboy has a beastful game. He's gonna need to. :clap: :clap:

jetsforever
06-17-2010, 08:25 PM
Lets go Lakers. Cant wait for this one. I get to watch it on the good TV today so I doubt Im on the computer

gerber
06-17-2010, 08:32 PM
30 mins left, OH BOY im worried. lets go lakers.

LegendX
06-17-2010, 08:32 PM
In the end of his article Sekou Smith highlight perfectly what Game 7 is all about...


Itís all or nothing tonight.

Whatever the circumstance, no matter who is injured or what else is going on in the world, for 48 minutes (or more) tonight, these guys have a chance to write a Hollywood ending to a story you wonít soon forget.

http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2010/06/17/game-7-all-or-nothing/?ls=iref:nbahpt1

iggypop123
06-17-2010, 08:34 PM
Am i the only one who hopes not to ever see the lakers and Celtics in a finals for a few decades ?

I mean there's 27 other teams i would like see fight for a chip.

they should actually try. look at the suns. WCF and they are about to lose amare. teams just dont want it as much as the lakers and celtics. well cuban does but he just hasnt realized dirk cant be a #1, he is a perfect robin

iggypop123
06-17-2010, 08:35 PM
kobe and gasol will likely play 48 minutes today. if KG doesnt play more than 40 minutes kg is pathetic and doesnt deserve to be a champ. man up and suck it up.

Slimsim
06-17-2010, 08:37 PM
Scalabrine will drop 20 points and hit a game winning buzzer beater over Kobe Bryant.

Taking any sig bet right now lol.

LegendX
06-17-2010, 08:42 PM
Scalabrine will drop 20 points and hit a game winning buzzer beater over Kobe Bryant.

Taking any sig bet right now lol.

You lose by default.

black1605
06-17-2010, 08:45 PM
Lakers by 7

Slimsim
06-17-2010, 08:49 PM
My gut feeling tells me Lakers will win by 14 or more

RadiantShot
06-17-2010, 08:50 PM
I'm hoping for a nail-biter, but the TRUE winner of this series, will run away with it in the second half, and win by a margin of 8-12.

jrolfedrev
06-17-2010, 08:51 PM
magic finally picked the lakers...while barry still hatin'

m26555
06-17-2010, 08:51 PM
My gut feeling tells me Lakers will win by 14 or more
I will be absolutely stunned if either team wins this going away.