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ManRam
04-17-2011, 09:12 AM
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New Orleans Hornets @ Los Angeles Lakers
Staples Center
Sunday, April 17
3:30 PM ET
National Channel: abc


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Staples Center

Projected Starting Line-Ups:


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Preview

Most telling stat: The Hornets ranked seventh in the league defensively, allowing just 100.7 points per 100 possessions. But in four meetings with the Lakers, they allowed 116.2. No team was more efficient against the Hornets this season. Pau Gasol (31-for-44) and Andrew Bynum (25-for-39) combined to shoot 67 percent in four games against New Orleans. - nba.com



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Never mind the rings. The Los Angeles Lakers would be a nightmare playoff matchup for the New Orleans Hornets even without the fame, fortune and back-to-back titles.

The Lakers swept the teams' four-game regular-season series with height and bulk, mercilessly outmuscling New Orleans in the paint. Seven-footers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum were far too much for the slimmer, sleeker Hornets to handle, even when New Orleans star David West was healthy.

Gasol and Bynum realize they've got to be big bullies when the series opens Sunday at Staples Center, or what's expected to be another long postseason run for the Lakers will be in early trouble.

"Our effort and focus is always to get it down low," Gasol said. "We start off everything from there. We try to do it on a consistent basis, even if it's not always there. Especially against New Orleans, we have to concentrate on our strengths. If we do that and we're successful, it will be a huge help down the road."

Los Angeles' size advantage was epitomized in an early possession during the clubs' meeting three weeks ago at Staples Center -- one that Emeka Okafor probably would love to forget.

With his back to the basket, Bynum did an imitation of the overgrown kid in a sixth-grade P.E. class, patiently backing down Okafor at least 8 feet -- starting outside the paint, until both players were under the basket -- before reaching up and calmly dunking.

"They're some big boys," agreed Okafor, who finally made the postseason after seven years in the league.

"It's like a fresh start," Okafor added. "You can think of those four (regular-season) games as warmups, because they don't really matter now. You have to play. Everybody's 0-0. Man up and match up."

The seventh-seeded Hornets realize this series appears to be a mismatch, yet they've thrived on exceeding expectations all season. Even after the franchise that's owned by the NBA lost West to a left knee injury last month, New Orleans still made the playoffs -- only to run into the second-seeded Lakers, most experts' picks to come out of the West for the fourth straight season.

"We may be the one that's probably outmatched more than any other series, but that's OK," New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. "We've been outmatched all year long."

No NBA team has been swept in a regular-season series longer than two games and then beaten that team in the postseason since 1998, when the then-Charlotte Hornets did it to Atlanta.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson is cautiously confident his club has its collective head together after a stumbling finish to the regular season. Los Angeles lost five straight before back-to-back wins last week, barely keeping the No. 2 seed ahead of Dallas.

The Lakers lately haven't resembled the club that went 17-1 after the All-Star break. Luckily for Jackson, it's finally time for the postseason -- the one thing in the world that can probably sustain his decorated club's attention.

"We've had a very up-and-down finish, there's no doubt," Jackson said. "The last 25 games don't make sense in a lot of ways. A great winning sequence of games, then losing five in a row. It's about the wear and tear of a season, obviously, just losing focus at some time."

Kobe Bryant has been uneasy with the Lakers' lapses in concentration, but he sounded confident Saturday in a renewed focus. The Lakers insist they aren't taking New Orleans for granted, studying film of their four victories and vowing to minimize the effectiveness of star point guard Chris Paul and the Hornets' younger legs.

"Teams definitely know the way to beat us is to get turnovers, get out in transition and run," said Bryant, who's likely to be checked by Trevor Ariza, the former Lakers forward and UCLA star.

Bynum expects to be fully healthy after he missed the final two regular-season games with a bone bruise in his troublesome right knee. Forward Matt Barnes also said he'll play after getting his surgically repaired right knee drained, but backup point guard Steve Blake is likely to be out for a bit longer with chicken pox.

While the Lakers have been to three straight NBA finals with largely the same core that will take the court Sunday, Hornets starters Okafor and Marco Belinelli and key reserve Jarrett Jack will all make their playoff debuts.

"I didn't imagine it would take this long," said Okafor, the former NCAA champion at UConn. "Being at Connecticut, the tournament was almost like a foregone conclusion. ... Then turn around and be drafted by an expansion team and almost be expected not to make the playoffs, and to finally get here, I want to make it last as long as possible."

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JordansBulls
04-17-2011, 09:21 AM
Should be a rout especially on national tv.

KnicksorBust
04-17-2011, 09:55 AM
Paul might keep them in it early but I agree with JB. Lakers by double digits.

X12Celtics3
04-17-2011, 09:58 AM
Lakers win this series with ease.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 10:14 AM
I think this is the biggest mis-match of any first round series.

Chris Paul is amazing. Period. This team has no business being in the playoffs, especially without West though. He dragged them into the playoffs, and it wasn't pretty.

Lakers should win easily.

KnicksorBust
04-17-2011, 10:53 AM
I think this is the biggest mis-match of any first round series.

Chris Paul is amazing. Period. This team has no business being in the playoffs, especially without West though. He dragged them into the playoffs, and it wasn't pretty.

Lakers should win easily.

It reminds me of Dwyane Wade with the Heat dragging bums like Q-Rich, Chalmers, and Beasley into the playoffs and then having to go down 4-1 to the Celtics last season. Paul might be able to single-handedly win 1 game but the Lakers caught a break getting to rest Bynum round 1.

koreancabbage
04-17-2011, 11:04 AM
It reminds me of Dwyane Wade with the Heat dragging bums like Q-Rich, Chalmers, and Beasley into the playoffs and then having to go down 4-1 to the Celtics last season. Paul might be able to single-handedly win 1 game but the Lakers caught a break getting to rest Bynum round 1.

mind you, when it comes to scoring, Chris Paul cannot touch D-Wade. I still think Paul should go to the Lakers when he has a chance lol

The only reason the Lakers are going to lose is due to the defense of Fisher. The guy sucks arse now, too old and slow. That's why if the Laker faced Westbrook of OKC, Fisher ain't going to slow him down.

SP17
04-17-2011, 11:48 AM
lakers will come out slow and bored..We always suck at playing on this type of schedule..
Hornets will have an early lead but Lakers will come back and win by double digits..

Chacarron
04-17-2011, 12:03 PM
**** me, I know Carl Landry will play out of his mind. Hopefully Gasol is ready for playoff defense! Lakers win.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 12:48 PM
This is a game in which the Lakers may play complacent and down to their opponents. Hopefully they're able to "flip the switch" at tipoff.

td0tsfinest
04-17-2011, 01:57 PM
Are all the Laker fans rockin' the same sig and avatar? or just you two ?^

Avenged
04-17-2011, 02:35 PM
Nah, everyone is wearing different ones, unfortunately.

Baller1
04-17-2011, 02:59 PM
Go Hornets!

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 03:04 PM
We'll win fo sho':cheer:

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 03:04 PM
Go Hornets!

Go Nuggets!:p

Minimal
04-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Voted Lakers, but gonna cheer for Hornets, big Chris Paul fan. Go Hornets!

JC_
04-17-2011, 03:34 PM
that was a lame foul call.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 03:37 PM
NO coming out of the gates strong.

CP3 has shown up.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 03:38 PM
Bynum :)

Avenged
04-17-2011, 03:40 PM
Fisheeeeeer. :dance:

ManRam
04-17-2011, 03:40 PM
And just like that...NO is done. Game over ;)

Chacarron
04-17-2011, 03:40 PM
The Fish that keeps on fishing.

Purple&Gold24
04-17-2011, 03:44 PM
Let's go.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-17-2011, 03:59 PM
Whats the score?

Avenged
04-17-2011, 04:02 PM
Lakers down 4.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:03 PM
Chris Paul is amazing. Period.

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:03 PM
Whats the score?

30-24. Hornets lead.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-17-2011, 04:05 PM
Nice game by CP3 so far.

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:05 PM
:laugh2: JVG

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:05 PM
That is garbage...

I think that rule needs to be fixed. That can't be continuation.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:05 PM
Down 10. .New Orleans tryin to pull a memphis. .

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:05 PM
I love JVG...

JCmasta
04-17-2011, 04:06 PM
Jarrett Jack did this crap all day against the mavs. That flail your your arms for FTs crap has no place in the NBA.

DoMeFavors
04-17-2011, 04:06 PM
WOW Jack...how could you miss 2 of 3...

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 04:07 PM
Still early lol.

Chacarron
04-17-2011, 04:07 PM
That's such a stupid rule, the swing-through foul.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:10 PM
Who is this Trey Johnson person?

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:11 PM
I'm amazed at this lead

Chacarron
04-17-2011, 04:12 PM
Trey played in the D-League last few seasons. Played college at Jackson St.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:12 PM
i'm amazed at this lead

7?

Q_bully
04-17-2011, 04:13 PM
"Trey johnson and Patrick Ewing Jr" I'm happy for them guys man. NEVER GIVE UP

Purple&Gold24
04-17-2011, 04:16 PM
We should be up

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:17 PM
And 1. . all day baby!

Minimal
04-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Chris Paul 8 Points 3 Rebounds 8 Assists and 2 steals and just 5 mins in 2nd quarter passed. Whatever you say, best point guard in NBA

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 04:18 PM
Chris Paul is back. Whats with all these PGs taking over games recently? Looks like drafting PGs first trend will continue.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:18 PM
CP3 come to lakers please. . CP3 and Dwight :drool:

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Terrible call

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:19 PM
CP3 come to lakers please. . CP3 and Dwight :drool:

Excessively greedy...

Q_bully
04-17-2011, 04:21 PM
Chris Paul 8 Points 3 Rebounds 8 Assists and 2 steals and just 5 mins in 2nd quarter passed. Whatever you say, best point guard in NBA

He's the best pure PG.

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Lol at the Lakers

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Wow. CP3 just picked his pocket so bad. That was pretty.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:22 PM
At least bynum showed up today.

DoMeFavors
04-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Chris Paul is owning this game

Q_bully
04-17-2011, 04:22 PM
Chris Paul is slow tho

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:23 PM
Wow what a lead

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:23 PM
What a pass. Jesus...he's dominating.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:23 PM
We're getting raped by their bigs. . IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:24 PM
LA should be ashamed of thierselves letting NO play them like this. CP3 at full strength or not, NO isn't even better than NJ.

gbpackers12
04-17-2011, 04:24 PM
Crazy pass by CP3.

Cano4prez
04-17-2011, 04:24 PM
All of this without David West too, but the Lakers will comeback.

210Don
04-17-2011, 04:24 PM
wow lakers lucky they got hornets the blazers woulda been so tuff even the grizz......
hornets cant keep this up lakers will win

tredigs
04-17-2011, 04:24 PM
Now that's a point guard. Jesus that dude can pass.

Hawkeye15
04-17-2011, 04:24 PM
What a freaking pass by Paul. Just watching him today so far should show you exactly WHY he is still the best PG in the game.

Sixerlover
04-17-2011, 04:25 PM
Which player has a worse supporting cast around him Chris Paul or Dwight Howard?

DoMeFavors
04-17-2011, 04:25 PM
If Lakers some how got 1st round elimination, major changes would happened. Phil would def be gone. A lot of the players would be gone to in a trade this summer.

j11430
04-17-2011, 04:26 PM
He's the best pure PG.

this. rose might be the best scoring pg but CP3 is much better at other stuff

BTW the one handed pass was nasty

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:26 PM
All of this without David West too, but the Lakers will comeback.

They made this tough on themselves. B/c now NO thinks they can beat them. Aaron Gray thinks he's Gasol out there.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Chris Paul is having his way thus far....Fisher should be on the bench often in this series...

DoMeFavors
04-17-2011, 04:26 PM
Which player has a worse supporting cast around him Chris Paul or Dwight Howard?

Jameer, Hedo, Jason Richardson, Bass, Reddick, Anderson, Arenas isnt that bad....

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 04:26 PM
LA should be ashamed of thierselves letting NO play them like this. CP3 at full strength or not, NO isn't even better than NJ.

lol its the 1st half:facepalm:

Sadds The Gr8
04-17-2011, 04:27 PM
holy **** what a pass

Q_bully
04-17-2011, 04:27 PM
Which player has a worse supporting cast around him Chris Paul or Dwight Howard?

Chris Paul, but he's a PG he suppose to make players around him better.

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:28 PM
Which player has a worse supporting cast around him Chris Paul or Dwight Howard?

Dwight Howard.

Chris Paul has a good team. They just are missing a legit scorer.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:28 PM
"It's very quiet"...

Great observation ;)

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Flippity FLOP.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Artest should've been T'd up there.

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:30 PM
Which player has a worse supporting cast around him Chris Paul or Dwight Howard?

Easily CP3.

JCmasta
04-17-2011, 04:30 PM
CP3 come to Dallas!

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:30 PM
lol its the 1st half:facepalm:

Adrenaline bro, I didn't say they'll win the series, but this game, could very much be a shocker. NO now thinks they can run w/ you.

Minimal
04-17-2011, 04:30 PM
Already 10 assists and 1st half ain't even over

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Pau Gasol looks like Jesus.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:31 PM
jesus christ stick a band-aid on that.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-17-2011, 04:31 PM
CP3 is the best overall PG in the NBA.

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Does anyone think the Hornets will actually win this game?

All these underdogs keep teasing us (except for Memphis who actually pulled it off).

td0tsfinest
04-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Reason for CP3 great play so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF9WQE8GA10&feature=player_embedded

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:32 PM
Benga looked like he bit him

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Reason for CP3 great play so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF9WQE8GA10&feature=player_embedded

Wow.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Chris Paul!


Wow...

What a shot!

Kobe hurt?

Crazy ending.

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Artest LOL!

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
WTF is going on?

NYK4L
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
buzzer beater!!!!

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
Bryant is hurt.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
WTH happened there

justinnum1
04-17-2011, 04:34 PM
damn

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Damn that stan's heart was beating hard there. :laugh2:

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
That can't be a serious injury...just looks like he hit his neck or something against that dude's knee.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
what a crazy end to the half wow

B'sCeltsPatsSox
04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Who hit that shot I wasn't paying attention?

gbpackers12
04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
Wow, he was acting like he broke his leg or something. I thought it was way worse then him bumping his head. :laugh2:

Nice shot Artest!

Slimsim
04-17-2011, 04:35 PM
only artest can make a shot like that

Hawkeye15
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
hope mamba is alright

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
No one in LA wants to be known as the fan that injured Kobe in the playoffs.

Cano4prez
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
Was the buzzer beater good? I didn't see it

Hawkeye15
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
That can't be a serious injury...just looks like he hit his neck or something against that dude's knee.

I have done that, hit my neckbone on something, and it just gets hot and stings for a few minutes.

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
Kobe makes a clutch shot, Paul makes a clutch shot, Artest hits a half court shot, Kobe is injured. Wow

Lakers + Giants
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
That was a lucky *** shot by artest. We are extremely fortunate to only be down 8. I also think kobe was faking that a little.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:36 PM
only artest can make a shot like that

Lucky shot.

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 04:37 PM
No one in LA wants to be known as the fan that injured Kobe in the playoffs.

They'd be the next Steve Bartman

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 04:37 PM
Wow that was a sick heave at the halftime buzzer....I can't believe it went in.

Slimsim
04-17-2011, 04:37 PM
That can't be a serious injury...just looks like he hit his neck or something against that dude's knee.

Anything to do with your neck is serious epically for athletes

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 04:37 PM
Kobe makes a clutch shot, Paul makes a clutch shot, Artest hits a half court shot, Kobe is injured. Wow

haha crazy:p

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:39 PM
Anything to do with your neck is serious epically for athletes

You're right, but it looks like he just got banged up. It didn't twist or anything. I think it's really just a bruise. It isn't a concussion, his neck isn't broke...he'll be fine.

There's no way, considering how he hit, that that's serious. I hope not at least.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 04:39 PM
Was the buzzer beater good? I didn't see it

Yeah, it was a sick line drive heave from around halfcourt...I didn't think it had any chance because it didn't have much arc on it..

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 04:40 PM
Anything to do with your neck is serious epically for athletes

He walked off, so I don't think it's a neck injury or a concussion...

Avenged
04-17-2011, 04:42 PM
So, apparently Mbenga has a steel chin which hurt Pau badly.. and that fan has a steel knee that hurt Kobe.. Kidding me?

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:43 PM
OT:MEM is for real people. I say it's over in 5. Manu missing this gm. it hurt them.

This game here, I think Lakers left the door wide open for NO to steal it. Not the series but homecourt advantage they let thier guard down.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 04:44 PM
umm so what happened? SOme fan injured kObe? I can't watch cuzza exams.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:44 PM
This T-Mobile commercial is beyond annoying...

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 04:46 PM
OT:MEM is for real people. I say it's over in 5. Manu missing this gm. it hurt them.

This game here, I think Lakers left the door wide open for NO to steal it. Not the series but homecourt advantage they let thier guard down.

lol dont get confused over 1 game

Q_bully
04-17-2011, 04:46 PM
Is it me or Chris Paul just look slower and slower each year. JKidd and Nash plays faster than him.

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:47 PM
If the Hornets win? Wow

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 04:48 PM
umm so what happened? SOme fan injured kObe? I can't watch cuzza exams.
Kobe faded away and fell out of bounds after taking a horrible jumper and hit the back of his head/neck on some dude's knee or the chair he was sitting in...


This T-Mobile commercial is beyond annoying...

And on non-stop...

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 04:48 PM
umm so what happened? SOme fan injured kObe? I can't watch cuzza exams.

after hitting a crazy fallaway, he slided with his neck/head against some fans knee

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:49 PM
If the Hornets win? Wow

Gm.1 right? b/c I think they can.

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 04:49 PM
Whenever a Phil Jackson-coached team wins game 1 of a series, they go on to win that series. :speechless:

DoJoTheSlasher
04-17-2011, 04:52 PM
I see Kobe scoring like 20 points this half. Bynum needs to get in the game as well.

Lakers will still win.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Wow im more shock that the Hornets are leading then i was the pacers against the bulls yesterday. Seems like CP3 once again is dominating without going crazy on the scoring

Sadds The Gr8
04-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Bryant is trying to pull a paul pierce

Avenged
04-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Kobe with a bruised neck.

MooseWithFleas
04-17-2011, 04:54 PM
Nice G-Funk music they are playing during this recap :laugh2:

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:54 PM
I see Kobe scoring like 20 points this half. Bynum needs to get in the game as well.

Lakers will still win.

I'll give him major props if that happens, b/c the way his neck hit that chair.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 04:56 PM
Kobe faded away and fell out of bounds after taking a horrible jumper and hit the back of his head/neck on some dude's knee or the chair he was sitting in...



after hitting a crazy fallaway, he slided with his neck/head against some fans knee

Wow that sucks.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:56 PM
So Bynum (strained knee), Kobe (neck pain), Gasol (cut face) Fisher (CP3)

Avenged
04-17-2011, 04:57 PM
Comeback! lets goooo

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 04:57 PM
That's why you always front the pass.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Ariza va Pau? lol and a flagrant foul? wow

Punk
04-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Lol They call a tech on nothing? WOW

Cano4prez
04-17-2011, 04:59 PM
How is that a flagrant

ManRam
04-17-2011, 04:59 PM
Wow. That's a huge call right there.

Trevor :facepalm:

Even so, that's a questionable call.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Thanks for that shove Ariza :)

Young2Kinsler
04-17-2011, 05:00 PM
What a soft ****ing call. Refs always make sure LA stays alive.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:00 PM
It's obviously the Hornets game plan is to punk Gasol.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:00 PM
Scratch that, that wasn't questionable, that was wrong.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Paul is just unreal.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Cp3 is the man

Cano4prez
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Cp3

gbpackers12
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Paul steals it and no one wants to guard him?

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Chris Paul, best PG in the league.

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
Chris Paul is pretty good. ACC represent.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
CP3 is taking this Laker killer thing serious.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
omg CP3 is doing everything.

Punk
04-17-2011, 05:01 PM
The Hornets are making another run

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:02 PM
hornets are just playing harder...lakers look bored

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:02 PM
Fisher's sick of seeing CP3 blow by him. Takes it to the hole himself.

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:02 PM
Chris Paul, best PG in the league.


hell naw #2

tredigs
04-17-2011, 05:02 PM
Chris Paul might be the best player in this series.

And Chris Paul is without a doubt a better point than D. Rose.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:03 PM
Once again people are mentioning Rose's performance. Incomparable imo, CP is doing much more and more efficiently too.

justinnum1
04-17-2011, 05:03 PM
hell naw #2

no, #1

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:04 PM
Chris Paul might be the best player in this series.

And Chris Paul is without a doubt a better point than D. Rose.

I still think Kobe beats him out...but it's close for sure.

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:04 PM
Holy crap. New Orleans wants this.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:04 PM
Even though hes not on the Rockets anymore, still love Landry

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:04 PM
I know people in LA are thinking, why do we have to see this guy?

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Chris Paul might be the best player in this series.

And Chris Paul is without a doubt a better point than D. Rose.

Better than Kobe? Well, the way things are developing, yes he is.

And he's better than Rose. No question.

gbpackers12
04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Nice pass. :laugh2:

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Where was that pass going.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
Damn the only bad pass

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
first mistake CP3 made there.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:05 PM
And LOL at the guy earlier who kept saying that Paul is slow...so not true. He looks real quick out there today.

tredigs
04-17-2011, 05:06 PM
Better than Kobe? Well, the way things are developing, yes he is.

And he's better than Rose. No question.

Not exactly comparable players, but his impact/dominance is arguably larger. Both sides of the table could make a convincing case.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Cp3 looks quicker then he was during the season.

Punk
04-17-2011, 05:07 PM
The Hornets are gonna be a tough out

Bullsfan22
04-17-2011, 05:08 PM
cp3 is destroying old man fisher lol

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:08 PM
Chris Paul might be the best player in this series.

And Chris Paul is without a doubt a better point than D. Rose.

Obsess much.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:09 PM
That montage really makes LA look so uninterested...wow.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:09 PM
When did Chris Paul stop wearing the huge knee brace this season? Every time I saw him play he had that thing on, but today he does not...

lakerboy
04-17-2011, 05:09 PM
OMG Pau Gasol.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
CP3 passing is a thing of beauty

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Cp3 looks quicker then he was during the season.

That's because he's playing against Derek Fisher...I assure you he is no faster than he was last week.

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Damn CP3 is so nasty hahaha he just casual dribbles to an assist.

m26555
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
What a shot!

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Kobeeeee best player in this series!

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
What a shot. He definitely wasn't fouled either.

gbpackers12
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
Great shot by Kobe!

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:10 PM
That was a ****ing stupid shot.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:11 PM
Kobeeeeee again.

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:11 PM
KObe is so ****ing cold blooded.

Bullsfan22
04-17-2011, 05:11 PM
kobe not gonna let the lakers lose...

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:11 PM
Come on... not this again.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
What a shot. He definitely wasn't fouled either.

He traveled...

tredigs
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Obsess much.

Responding to the post directly before mine? Calm down hero.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
CP3 will not take this. It's going down the wire before the end of this game.

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Kobeeeee best player in this series!


yeah he is. people are all over cp3 jock cuz he's having a good game Hornets are gonna get swept

210Don
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
i wish my spurs had the lakers heart....

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:12 PM
Where does CP3 end up next season? Any chance he stays with the Hornets? Will New Orleans even have a team? If he leaves NOLA, it would be fun to watch him play alongside Dwight.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 05:13 PM
Kobe is old, he sucks.

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:13 PM
i wish my spurs had the lakers heart....

don't worry spurs will win the next 4 games

-Kobe24-TJ19-
04-17-2011, 05:14 PM
i wish my spurs had the lakers heart....

lakers have no heart today, only kobe and fisher playing with heart...um like they always do

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:14 PM
Where does CP3 end up next season? Any chance he stays with the Hornets? Will New Orleans even have a team? If he leaves NOLA, it would be fun to watch him play alongside Dwight.

I don't think he's traded as long as the NBA owns that franchise....But I think it's obvious that he's going to depart once he becomes an UFA...

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:14 PM
don't worry spurs will win the next 4 games

That depends on when/how Ginobili shows up...

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:14 PM
Fast and Furious 5 is gonna be great. Vin Deisel + The Rock + Ludacris = best cast ever!

This should be a great finish. Great first two days so far.

210Don
04-17-2011, 05:15 PM
don't worry spurs will win the next 4 games
idk bout that im really scared right now.

lakers have no heart today, only kobe and fisher playing with heart...um like they always do

and kobe is enough i wish we had one player with that kinda heart.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:15 PM
This is what I hate. Teams start giving a tough test to the Lakers to prep them for the finals...

Bullsfan22
04-17-2011, 05:16 PM
I'm anxious to see how cp3 closes the game and takes the role of the best player on the team.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:16 PM
Fisher showing a lot of heart out there. CP3 is clearly way better than him, but he's out there battling and hustling.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:16 PM
and kobe is enough i wish we had one player with that kinda heart.

:speechless: Duncan.

Sadds The Gr8
04-17-2011, 05:16 PM
Ariza is sooooo bad on offense

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:17 PM
Fast and Furious 5 is gonna be great. Vin Deisel + The Rock + Ludacris = best cast ever!

This should be a great finish. Great first two days so far.

I didn't know they made a fourth one...But I keep seeing the previews for #5.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:17 PM
Tied. Finally.

m26555
04-17-2011, 05:17 PM
This is what I hate. Teams start giving a tough test to the Lakers to prep them for the finals...
I'm not sure if the Hornets are giving them a test or the Lakers are just disinterested like they always seem to be in the early rounds.

210Don
04-17-2011, 05:18 PM
:speechless: Duncan.

nah he doesnt even want the ball in crunch time anymore.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Hornets are just bricking shots

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:18 PM
Jason Smith. Miami Heat draft pick right there (was traded on draft day to Philly for the rights to Daequan Cook)

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:18 PM
I'm anxious to see how cp3 closes the game and takes the role of the best player on the team.

Only Carmelo shoots better when trailing by one or two points, or tied, in the final 24 seconds of regular-season and playoff games since 1996-97...

Dude is clutch.

http://www.nba.com/2011/news/features/john_schuhmann/01/27/hornets-chris-paul-clutch/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt1

Read that too.

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Ariza is sooooo bad on offense


his shooting % this season was one of the worst in history

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Jason Smith. Miami Heat draft pick right there (was traded on draft day to Philly for the rights to Daequan Cook)

The NO bench is so bad...And losing David West exploited that even more.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:20 PM
cp3.. :drool:

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:20 PM
lol poor fisher that crossover was sick

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
What a pass

Punk
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Wow Paul

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
Good game

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
NIce try Gasol.

Crackadalic
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
CP3 once again dominating without scoring.

Avenged
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
There's no stopping Chris Paul :laugh2: he's too good.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:21 PM
The best PG in the NBA is off the milkcarton

Gators123
04-17-2011, 05:22 PM
CP3 is a beast.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Willie Green! That was pretty.

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:22 PM
Good game

hell yea every game has been good so far except hawks-magic

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:22 PM
shannon brown is heating up

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
Shooting 3!!!!

tredigs
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
his shooting % this season was one of the worst in history

Well it sucks, but I'm sure there's a long list lower than 39.8%... including his FG% last year haha.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
I can't believe how good a role player Shannon Brown has become. When he was drafted by the Cavs he tried to dunk every time he got the ball -- from anywhere on the court....Now he has a great 3 pt stroke and a decent J. I bet the Bulls wish they would have kept him...

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
LOL Ron...

L.O.L.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
Does Jarrett Jack even get to play?

gbpackers12
04-17-2011, 05:23 PM
Hit a FT already.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Wow. Clanks them both.

FTs have been a great equalizer for LAL.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Dang...Willie Green needed to stroke that 3 ball...

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Ron Artest makes me mad. Always does stupid things, but never ends up hurting the team; almost helps the team sometimes.

TheRunKiller
04-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Does Jarrett Jack even get to play?

not when cp3 is playing this good

northsider
04-17-2011, 05:25 PM
CP3 is one of the best PG's I have ever watched.

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:25 PM
Does Jarrett Jack even get to play?

He got a little bit of run in the 1H....But I don't think he'll get as much PT as he did during the regular season because they need to keep Paul out there longer...

gotoHcarolina52
04-17-2011, 05:25 PM
The NO bench is so bad...And losing David West exploited that even more.

I know, man. It's crazy, they have the fourth worst bench in the league in points (27th overall) . To put that in perspective, the Knicks' bench is 16th. :speechless:

http://82games.com/benchstats.htm

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:27 PM
Ron Artest makes me mad. Always does stupid things, but never ends up hurting the team; almost helps the team sometimes.

He would have been crucified is he didn't make that ill-advised 3 last year....It was such a bad time to take the shot.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:28 PM
Does Jarrett Jack even get to play?

yes he can wipe Chris's swet.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:28 PM
He got a little bit of run in the 1H....But I don't think he'll get as much PT as he did during the regular season because they need to keep Paul out there longer...

Jack has been a complete joke. Cant believe he started...

IndiansFan337
04-17-2011, 05:28 PM
I know, man. It's crazy, they have the fourth worst bench in the league in points (27th overall) . To put that in perspective, the Knicks' bench is 16th. :speechless:

http://82games.com/benchstats.htm

And that includes Landry's bench stats....But now he's forced into starting.

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:28 PM
He would have been crucified is he didn't make that ill-advised 3 last year....It was such a bad time to take the shot.

Yeah that was the play that I remember. The guy just gets so lucky sometimes.

KniCks4LiFe
04-17-2011, 05:29 PM
They get anything from Jack in this game, it's CP3's game to win.

ManRam
04-17-2011, 05:30 PM
That was a real nice move by Jack...

Hornets aren't giving up. They're taking LA's punches well.

Punk
04-17-2011, 05:30 PM
Wow what a pass!

John Walls Era
04-17-2011, 05:30 PM
Of course the moment I diss Jack, he splits the D and makes a shot.