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Shalmibball
05-05-2011, 01:30 AM
Really would be a sad way to go out. But you have to be happy for the guys on Dallas if they can close it out. I have Dallas in 5.

JordansBulls
05-05-2011, 01:34 AM
Dallas will have to win this series at home, they aren't winning game 5 and 7 in LA. They have already won 2 in LA.

DaBear
05-05-2011, 01:36 AM
If Dallas takes game 3, I think it's all but over.

bholly
05-05-2011, 01:37 AM
lol, real courageous prediction, after the mavs are already up 2-0.

and why are all your posts these ****** fan blogs? are you the one writing them?

Shalmibball
05-05-2011, 01:40 AM
lol, real courageous prediction, after the mavs are already up 2-0.

and why are all your posts these ****** fan blogs? are you the one writing them?

Betting against the Champs....

iggypop123
05-05-2011, 01:41 AM
this is gonna get locked

FriedTofuz
05-05-2011, 01:42 AM
I Think the lakers still have a little bit of life in them. They poorly defended the 3pt shot and couldnt make three pointers. That will change in game 3. Seriously, why is there a thread as soon as a team loses?

Wade>You
05-05-2011, 01:42 AM
Nice blog.

The Lakers have been down 0-2 before. And the Mavs have been up 2-0 before. Can't count either out.

SportsFanatic10
05-05-2011, 01:43 AM
don't think they'll go without a fight but yeah hard to see them coming back now. gonna say mavs in 6 at this point.

jimbobjarree
05-05-2011, 01:44 AM
isn't it great

dnewguy
05-05-2011, 01:44 AM
Mavs in 4.

Sadds The Gr8
05-05-2011, 01:44 AM
lol i knew a thread like this was gonna be made

Robbw241
05-05-2011, 01:44 AM
Mavs in 3

AIRMAR72
05-05-2011, 01:45 AM
i said it first, YESSS da lakers are finish NOW get your broomstick READY mavs FAN dallas bench players are solid some of those guys could start for other teams

redsox0717
05-05-2011, 01:45 AM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

Chi StateOfMind
05-05-2011, 01:46 AM
It's not over unless Dallas wins Game 3.

Shalmibball
05-05-2011, 01:46 AM
Nice blog.

The Lakers have been down 0-2 before. And the Mavs have been up 2-0 before. Can't count either out.

Im sure you know but can Kobe pull a D.wade win the series... take four straight

jimbobjarree
05-05-2011, 01:49 AM
Mavs in 3

this

FriedTofuz
05-05-2011, 01:51 AM
It's not over unless Dallas wins Game 3.
You need 4 wins to win the series, its not over unless dallas wins two more games.


Mavs in 4.

The lakers wont let a sweep happend


Mavs in 3

I didnt know you need 3 wins to win a series ;)

Robbw241
05-05-2011, 01:52 AM
I didnt know you need 3 wins to win a series ;)

Should probably do your HW then.

Jahari Kavi
05-05-2011, 01:53 AM
I do...never thought id be saying that this round...they just look old like boston

Baller1
05-05-2011, 01:53 AM
They're done.

JordansBulls
05-05-2011, 01:54 AM
Nice blog.

The Lakers have been down 0-2 before. And the Mavs have been up 2-0 before. Can't count either out.

Being down 2-0 at home is totally different from being down 2-0 on the road like they were against SA in 2004.

GrandDaddyPurp
05-05-2011, 01:54 AM
Me.

CityofTreez
05-05-2011, 01:55 AM
Yeah. Put a Cork in em.....

Chi StateOfMind
05-05-2011, 01:56 AM
[QUOTE=FriedTofuz;17788592]You need 4 wins to win the series, its not over unless dallas wins two more


I mean if Dallas goes up 3-0 the series is over.

Chi StateOfMind
05-05-2011, 01:58 AM
double post

Switch
05-05-2011, 02:00 AM
This series is far from over.

Iron24th
05-05-2011, 02:04 AM
They're done.

and YOU are done soon,memphis,dallas or L.A if they survive will kill your two guys-team.

Jahari Kavi
05-05-2011, 02:05 AM
This laker team has never been in this position...u could see seeds of doubt on their faces I the fourth like Boston in game 4 of '08

Jahari Kavi
05-05-2011, 02:06 AM
don't have collective toughness to bounce back

John Walls Era
05-05-2011, 02:13 AM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

More so lakers. They lost 2 games @ HOME.

MTar786
05-05-2011, 02:13 AM
no one woud have said dallas wins 2 in la. i think the only way la wns is if they win both in dallas. theres no way dallas wins in LA in game 5 or 7. dallas either sweeps or wns in 6. i dont see a sweep. so either dallas n 6 or LA in 7. but if la loses eithe rgm 3 or 4 then dallas wns in 6.. btw jack nicholson is getting old. hes a savvy vet.. durable too.. hasnt missed a game in like 15 years.. i say we trade him for dwight

buch88
05-05-2011, 02:19 AM
the lakers are not done by any means and that's a fact. i sure hope they lose though!

Supreme LA
05-05-2011, 02:39 AM
I think the Lakers are done but I hope I'm wrong. It wasn't because of the fact that they lost but how they loss. I have never seen them make so many mistakes on both sides of the ball. The Mavs continue to get WIDE open looks with their ball movement and Barea penetration. The Lakers are always one step behind on defense, while turning the ball over like crazy on the other end.

It's been almost unbearable to watch. Gasol looks pathetic and Kobe appears to have tired legs. I don't know what else to say. I'm almost heartbroken :(

duane v
05-05-2011, 02:41 AM
Me thinks the Lakers are done too:(

Lim
05-05-2011, 02:48 AM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

only 14 teams have come back from 0-2 out of 245 tries in NBA history, aka 5.7% chance of winning

kobebabe
05-05-2011, 02:53 AM
Want to believe they r not done. However, chances of winning r very slim. But we can win nodoubt

Tony_Starks
05-05-2011, 03:06 AM
Lakers will be fine. They play best when their backs are against the wall. It'll probably have to go seven games now but if anyone can do it the Lakers can.

TheRunKiller
05-05-2011, 03:10 AM
are the lakers done? we'll know after game 3

sunsfan88
05-05-2011, 03:22 AM
Lakers are done.

They cant defend a PG that can penetrate and defend a very skilled big man at the same time.

If the Hornets had even a decent second option to CP3 they would have beat LA.

Anilyzer
05-05-2011, 03:46 AM
Lakers still have a very good chance. If they win the next game then suddenly all the pressure is back on Dallas to win game 4. And if the Lakers win game 4 suddenly the story is "why is Dallas falling apart?"

But yeah... Lakers are up against the wall now and have to win or go home essentially.

Jewelz0376
05-05-2011, 03:49 AM
If there was any team that history would show the lakers could come back on it would be the Mavs...with that said though I think this is a different Mavs team than past years... I guess we'll find out in game 3....

Anilyzer
05-05-2011, 03:51 AM
One thing I will say... is that this can really wake up the Lakers. Remember this is a Laker team on a 3-peat quest, so you know they have heart.

They may have been taking the Mavs lightly. All that goes out the window now... the Lakers will be on full desperation life or death mode.

So yeah... they'll be awake for the next game... so we'll see what happens.

I think they got a decent shot in the series, still. The only thing that would REALLY make it unwinable is if the referees call one of the games heavily in favor of Dallas, because it's a Dallas home game or whatever, homecourt advantage, etc.

Anilyzer
05-05-2011, 03:54 AM
Yeah... Lakers are looking wobbly no doubt. The lineup that seemed invincible after the All Star game suddenly looks older and tireder and out of sync, shooting bad... yeah who knows. Obviously they could very possibly be finished in this series now.

championships
05-05-2011, 04:32 AM
Still have a ways to go in this series.

Lakers have to win game 3 first then take it from there. Lakers are a good road team

Are they done? No Can't say that just quite yet

Antipod
05-05-2011, 04:46 AM
If LAL takes the next game...the 4th one could be like a game 7 from the Finals !

ilovemyangel
05-05-2011, 06:15 AM
I dun think the Lakers are done until they really are. They probably just need to take it one game at a time and go from there, much like my Celtics. GO! Rooting for a Celtics-Lakers rematch! Seems a bit far-fetched it is though.

Shortys4711
05-05-2011, 07:28 AM
Hope so!! Will be good to only see the Lakers and Celtics for a few more games this season. LOL. J/K. But seriously would be good to see someone different in the finals.

RapOZo
05-05-2011, 07:52 AM
:confused: done??
lol
y'all be wild'in and zhit
2 bad games, dead azz, and already mad speculations like if ya ni99as work at wall street
lakers will be back to a 6-7 games series

hotpotato1092
05-05-2011, 08:16 AM
No way the Lakers are done, Stern's gonna bring out his anti Mavs dream team of Crawford, Bavetta and Salvatore for the rest of this series.

gsgs49
05-05-2011, 08:19 AM
only 14 teams have come back from 0-2 out of 245 tries in NBA history, aka 5.7% chance of winning

And only 4 teams in the history have come back after losing the first 2 games at home.

magichatnumber9
05-05-2011, 08:21 AM
I like the Lakers prospect of a come back more then the Celtics.

jezzyman05
05-05-2011, 08:26 AM
I Think the lakers still have a little bit of life in them. They poorly defended the 3pt shot and couldnt make three pointers. That will change in game 3. Seriously, why is there a thread as soon as a team loses?

They did it with San Antonio, so why not LA Lakers

mzgrizz
05-05-2011, 08:27 AM
NEVER count the Lakers out

Margie
05-05-2011, 08:38 AM
I think the Lakers play better on the road less fan pressure plus team become more focus on the game. When they are focused the pay more attention to detail.

midwestmadman
05-05-2011, 08:40 AM
They'll still makea series out of it, but I'd say it's a long shot to say they will come back to win two and Dallas and both their home games. What good is thier home court psycologically right now, they lost a 16 pt lead and then got flat out destroyed at home in game two. Let's not forget that Artest will probably be suspended for game three. It is probable that the Lakers go down 3-0, then they'd have to win 4 staight two of which woul dbe played in the big D. You know what I have sold myself now, the Lakers are done, see you Phil, thanks for the Bulls championships and the "zen-like" memories.

justinnum1
05-05-2011, 08:52 AM
they are not done, but they are in a lot of trouble. no 3peat this year.

eugene
05-05-2011, 08:55 AM
Seems like the Titans are falling down...
Spurs, Celtics, Lakers....


I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

PhillyFaninLA
05-05-2011, 09:11 AM
The Champs are the always the favorite in all sports until they are officially eliminated IMO, and besides last year the Flyers where down 3 - 0 in the series to the Bruins and down 3 - 0 in game 7 after winning the previous 3 games and rallied to win.

The Lakers as much as I'd love to see them lose have as much talent as anyone in the league and if they get there head out of the butt they can come back.

Me and Mr. T
05-05-2011, 09:14 AM
I def don't think this series is over, but if the Lakers play like they did last night then they'll def lose. You can't keep letting Blake shoot three's. The guy might make one once in a while, but he shot WAY too much from behing the arc last night. 0-5? Almost all of them were wide open with nobody covering him. That's not the reason they lost last night though. They just looked completely flat. It looks like they've gotten away from their usual game plan. Gasol also had a terrible game and if they're going to win this series he REALLY needs to step up. The fans were booing him at one point and rightfully so. He was terrible.

midwestmadman
05-05-2011, 09:15 AM
^^^ You're right eugene, there is a changing of the guard in the NBA this playoff season. Memphis is looking like a future power, who would have ever said that! OKC is solid, Dallas is back to being Dallas, Chicago is relevent again, and the the Heat is tough even though no one wants them to win outside of Miami (they aren't a real team they were chemically man made like the incredible hulk except the Hulk was awesome and the Heat just complain and suck).

mustaine
05-05-2011, 09:15 AM
The Lakers are reminding me so much of the 2004 Lakers team that lost to Detroit in the finals. They lack energy and the passion, they could still win it all but need to play with some kid of urgency.

If they loose, look for changes... they want Dwight and with their history of capturing great players without trouble, I'm not betting against them getting Howard in the summer.

midwestmadman
05-05-2011, 09:16 AM
the champs are the always the favorite in all sports until they are officially eliminated imo, and besides last year the flyers where down 3 - 0 in the series to the bruins and down 3 - 0 in game 7 after winning the previous 3 games and rallied to win.

The lakers as much as i'd love to see them lose have as much talent as anyone in the league and if they get there head out of the butt they can come back.

no hockey.......euro-trash.

PhillyFaninLA
05-05-2011, 09:23 AM
no hockey.......euro-trash.

So this is how you respond to a valid point. Secondly I'm not European nor Canadian (since I mention Canada shortly), and wouldn't saying Canadian-trash make more sense in response to hockey.

In case your not just baiting or trolling which I think is highly unlikely my point was simple.....rallies happen and you are the champs until your beat.

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 09:33 AM
lakers are done. this series goes 5...... maybe

Mile High Champ
05-05-2011, 09:38 AM
Mavs have this, Gasol looks just average in the post season. I don't know what has happened to his confidence and his overall game but I don't see how the Lakers come out of this series on top.

ULT WARRIOR408
05-05-2011, 09:41 AM
Mavs got this by either game 4 or 6.

Tanakid777
05-05-2011, 09:44 AM
If there was any team that history would show the lakers could come back on it would be the Mavs...with that said though I think this is a different Mavs team than past years... I guess we'll find out in game 3....

We'll find out in game 4

Tanakid777
05-05-2011, 09:46 AM
^^^ You're right eugene, there is a changing of the guard in the NBA this playoff season. Memphis is looking like a future power, who would have ever said that! OKC is solid, Dallas is back to being Dallas, Chicago is relevent again, and the the Heat is tough even though no one wants them to win outside of Miami (they aren't a real team they were chemically man made like the incredible hulk except the Hulk was awesome and the Heat just complain and suck).

I certainly hope not

Tanakid777
05-05-2011, 09:47 AM
I def don't think this series is over, but if the Lakers play like they did last night then they'll def lose. You can't keep letting Blake shoot three's. The guy might make one once in a while, but he shot WAY too much from behing the arc last night. 0-5? Almost all of them were wide open with nobody covering him. That's not the reason they lost last night though. They just looked completely flat. It looks like they've gotten away from their usual game plan. Gasol also had a terrible game and if they're going to win this series he REALLY needs to step up. The fans were booing him at one point and rightfully so. He was terrible.

Him and DeShawn caught the Antoine Walker disease last night

Missing56&33
05-05-2011, 09:54 AM
I think the Lakers will bounce back and win the series in game 7.

JUMPMANxAIRS
05-05-2011, 10:04 AM
I dont think Dallas being up 2-0 is a fluke. Even with all the disappointment they have endured during past playoffs, I think they can make the finals

SP17
05-05-2011, 10:10 AM
It really depends on what happens on Game 3..If lakers lose that game I think its over for LA but if they win it momentum shift and mavs also have the pressure to win on game 4 since if they dont it goes back 2-2 on LA and HCA is back with the lakers.

WeBallin
05-05-2011, 10:23 AM
As i said in a thread yesterday after game 1, who was in the most trouble, an i said the Lakers, they just look so flat to me, an not interested, similar to the 2004 lakers when Shaq an Kobe reached there boilin point, enough of that back to game, The Mavs bench is so well propotion, an i just think its to much for the Lakers, yeah Kobe may well them to a game or two, but that will eventually be it....

Giantwarrior
05-05-2011, 10:43 AM
being down 0-2 is a bad position to be in. but if any team can do it its a Veteran team like the Lakers or Celtics.

Giantwarrior
05-05-2011, 10:47 AM
The jury is still out on the Mavs. I still find it hard for that team to close it out. series is still far from over. stranger things have happened.

Remember when the lakers were up 3-1 on the suns 5 years ago?

Jarvo
05-05-2011, 11:10 AM
They. Are. Done.

Im really sick of seeing the lakers & celtics in the finals, They'll be back nxt year maybe.

Gibby23
05-05-2011, 11:12 AM
We are done.

LakersIn5
05-05-2011, 11:19 AM
i predicted lakers to win the mavs series in 6. and i still go with it.

Hawkeye15
05-05-2011, 11:25 AM
Its the Lakers. I won't bet against them until the buzzer is over on their 4th loss and they are leaving the arena.

And didn't the Mavs lead 2-0 in the 2006 Finals? Just saying.......

Trace
05-05-2011, 11:32 AM
Nice blog.

The Lakers have been down 0-2 before. And the Mavs have been up 2-0 before. Can't count either out.

Lakers are 2-12 when down 0-2. So it's not a great place to be in. Even Jax is worried.

The problem is that Dallas can match the Lakers in height but they also have a big that can stretch their defense, making one of their bigs come out of the paint whether it be Bynum, Gasol, Odom, Artest etc. This is a big hit against them when it comes to rebounding etc

AIMelo=KillaDUO
05-05-2011, 11:33 AM
I'm happier then anybody that the Laker's are two games away from elimination. But... I'm not gonna know it's over until Dallas wins there 4th game. I'm still waiting for the Dallas-Implosion. I hope this years different.

PHX2daDEATH
05-05-2011, 11:34 AM
Not out of it until friday is over...Phil is going to 'flog' them today, they just need to find that fire..maybe some foul language and name calling will do them good..Mavs need not let off the gas at home, Lakers need to ditch Gasol somewhere if he doesn't come out full force, I think Chandler has him figured out tho.... Orlando would be dumb to take him for Howard without asking for Odom or Bynum too.

Double_R
05-05-2011, 11:35 AM
Its the Lakers. I won't bet against them until the buzzer is over on their 4th loss and they are leaving the arena.

And didn't the Mavs lead 2-0 in the 2006 Finals? Just saying.......

I'm with you on the top part, but the bottome part: there are only 2 players(i think) still left from that team. Also, I doubt Kobe and the refs get the same amount of free throws as the entire Mavs team and then they allow Kobe to seal it on 2 ft with no time left to win by 1 pt. Wade 21-25 ft, entire Mavs team 21-25 ft, Wade 2 of 2 with 1 second left, game 5 score 101-100. The Lakers are going to have to win it, not have Dallas "lose" it.

http://www.82games.com/game5refs.htm

scroll to the bottom and read the last foul. Very Dubious."announcing at the time: Hubie "now that was an incredible situation, mainly because he was able to keep his dribble…he almost goes down all right and now as he splits through he gets caught on the leg of Devin Harris"…Breen "they call the foul on Nowitzki"... Hubie "oh boy…ha ha ha ha! (loud laughter)." Potential off foul into terry, palming...touch foul called by Bennett at 3pt line, Joey underneath no call..." got to love 82 games

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Its the Lakers. I won't bet against them until the buzzer is over on their 4th loss and they are leaving the arena.

And didn't the Mavs lead 2-0 in the 2006 Finals? Just saying.......

correct me if im wrong but didnt dallas have HCA in the 06 finals? if no i apoligize but im pretty sure they did.

Jaji
05-05-2011, 11:54 AM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

I think like 14 teams out of 200+ have done it. I know the Rockets did it twice during their back to back title runs of the mid 90's. Both were against Phoenix lol. Then Charles Barkley left the Suns to join the Rockets. Yet he calls LeBron a ring chaser :rolleyes:. I don't remember LeBron blowing back to back 2-0 leads to the Heat before joining them.

Jaji
05-05-2011, 11:59 AM
2 home losses is devastating. The Lakers are done. They have no answer for Dirk. And he takes away their biggest advantage. The Lakers strength is no longer Kobe, its their front court. Bynum/Gasol/Odom/Artest = best front court in the NBA. But Dirk makes LAL have to take Bynum or Gasol out because neither of them can step outside and do anything with Dirk. Advantage Dallas.

The Lakers also have no answer for JJ Barea. He's penetrating at will. Advantage Dallas.

Hawkeye15
05-05-2011, 12:03 PM
I'm with you on the top part, but the bottome part: there are only 2 players(i think) still left from that team. Also, I doubt Kobe and the refs get the same amount of free throws as the entire Mavs team and then they allow Kobe to seal it on 2 ft with no time left to win by 1 pt. Wade 21-25 ft, entire Mavs team 21-25 ft, Wade 2 of 2 with 1 second left, game 5 score 101-100. The Lakers are going to have to win it, not have Dallas "lose" it.

http://www.82games.com/game5refs.htm

scroll to the bottom and read the last foul. Very Dubious."announcing at the time: Hubie "now that was an incredible situation, mainly because he was able to keep his dribble…he almost goes down all right and now as he splits through he gets caught on the leg of Devin Harris"…Breen "they call the foul on Nowitzki"... Hubie "oh boy…ha ha ha ha! (loud laughter)." Potential off foul into terry, palming...touch foul called by Bennett at 3pt line, Joey underneath no call..." got to love 82 games

I understand they are a different team, personel. I only used them because not only was it recent, and because it is indeed the same team, with the same star, and the same owner.
Basically, it can happen in any sport. Is coming back from 0-2 rare, especially when you now have to play the next two on the road? Oh yeah, its very difficult. But this isn't any team trying to do it, its the two time champion. And we all collectively await a Mavs meltdown every year in the playoffs. All that being said, the Mavs obviously have a very strong shot of closing this series out.

Hawkeye15
05-05-2011, 12:04 PM
correct me if im wrong but didnt dallas have HCA in the 06 finals? if no i apoligize but im pretty sure they did.

yes, Dallas had HCA

Hawkeye15
05-05-2011, 12:05 PM
I think like 14 teams out of 200+ have done it. I know the Rockets did it twice during their back to back title runs of the mid 90's. Both were against Phoenix lol. Then Charles Barkley left the Suns to join the Rockets. Yet he calls LeBron a ring chaser :rolleyes:. I don't remember LeBron blowing back to back 2-0 leads to the Heat before joining them.

I have thought about that too. Ironic, no?

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 12:14 PM
yes, Dallas had HCA

i point that out cuz u were comparing the 06 finals heat being down 0-2 to the lakers being down 0-2. but i think HCA makes them harder to compare. i personally feel if dallas won these last 2 games at home, the lakers would still be very much in this. but they lost 2 at home. its over for LA imo

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-05-2011, 12:15 PM
And only 4 teams in the history have come back after losing the first 2 games at home.

I'm on a sig:jumpy:

PurpleJesus28
05-05-2011, 12:16 PM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

i think the lakers are in more trouble than the celtics. at least the celtics can still go home and even the series at 2-2. its gonna be a hell of a lot tougher for the lakers to go into dallas and take 2 their after being down 2. dallas is playing with a hell of alotta confidence right now and rightfully so.

lakers need to do something with their high pick and roll defense, barrea was DESTROYING them with that at the end of the game last night, got to the hole with ease nearly every play for a 3-4 min span.

not counting the lakers out because they definitely still have the team to be able to pull it out, they just need to put it all together. going 2-100 from 3 point land doesn't help either. even if the mavs win, i dont think its a sweep, i think they close it out in 6.

Avenged
05-05-2011, 12:19 PM
They are not "done".

It's been 1 year, relax guys. Just because a team doesn't make the Finals, doesn't mean they're done. You can't make it all the time.

ohreally
05-05-2011, 12:21 PM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

The Celtics are in trouble. The Lakers are in SERIOUS trouble. Celtics have yet to play a home game. It's hard to see this Dallas team losing four of five games when three of them are at home.

Hangtime
05-05-2011, 12:24 PM
I honestly believed the Lakers would win game 2. They proved me wrong. It's a tall order to come back and win two on the road after looking utterly pathetic at home. The Lakers right now just look tired. They look like a team that has played three straight years well into June. Oh wait......they have. The only glimmer of hope is the fact they are playing the choke artist Mavericks but I have a feeling the Lake Show has been cancelled.

BlondeBomber41
05-05-2011, 12:25 PM
Him and DeShawn caught the Antoine Walker disease last night

Stevenson went 3-6 from three in the game, not too shabby. :)

MrfadeawayJB
05-05-2011, 12:32 PM
I have a strange gut feeling that LA will win game 3 easily, and then win a very close game 4. I hope i'm wrong, but just a gut feeling

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 12:33 PM
They are not "done".

It's been 1 year, relax guys. Just because a team doesn't make the Finals, doesn't mean they're done. You can't make it all the time.

i think the question was refrencing this years playoffs

Avenged
05-05-2011, 12:36 PM
i think the question was refrencing this years playoffs

If that's the case, then yeah, most likely.

The Lakers still have a chance, a small one though just based on how the Mavs have done in the past in the postseason.

But other than that, this season for the Lakers is closing out fast. We'll see come game 3.

ohreally
05-05-2011, 01:04 PM
I have a strange gut feeling that LA will win game 3 easily, and then win a very close game 4. I hope i'm wrong, but just a gut feeling

I can't see a sweep, so yeah, I expect the Lakers to win one of the two at Dallas, maybe even by a blowout, but champs or not I think it's tough to beat a solid team two in a row on their home court. Dallas has just done that, but nothing about the way the Lakers have been playing of late makes you think that they could come back to slap a retaliation. The Lakers were taking Dallas seriously. If not completely going in, definitely after game 1. Now they have travel and a game on Friday, so they don't have a lot of time to both settle themselves and figure it out, not to mention that they likely will be without Artest.

Can't count the Lakers out of course, but they have a very steep hill to climb and I'm not sure Pau even knows where the hill is.

Tony_Starks
05-05-2011, 01:17 PM
One thing I will say... is that this can really wake up the Lakers. Remember this is a Laker team on a 3-peat quest, so you know they have heart.

They may have been taking the Mavs lightly. All that goes out the window now... the Lakers will be on full desperation life or death mode.

So yeah... they'll be awake for the next game... so we'll see what happens.

I think they got a decent shot in the series, still. The only thing that would REALLY make it unwinable is if the referees call one of the games heavily in favor of Dallas, because it's a Dallas home game or whatever, homecourt advantage, etc.



To be honest the Lakers haven't really looked awake the whole playoffs. Its almost as if they need some adversity for them to finally say "ok we REALLY have to play hard now."

That being said I think we're about to see some championship play and a epic comeback from the Lakers.....

gsgs49
05-05-2011, 01:25 PM
I'm on a sig:jumpy:

haha you deserve it my man,you said that the lakers will sweep in every thread even in the mavs forum.

still1ballin
05-05-2011, 01:33 PM
I just hope Dallas has one more choke in them!

enserio
05-05-2011, 01:43 PM
I'm gonna say my team is pretty damn close to being done this year. The ball they're playing now compared to just two months ago is appalling. Dallas played relentlessly in Game 1 to come back from a 16 point deficit, only to deftly handle us in Game 2. Not only is the team playing horrible (how many poor shot attempts did you see?), but I also believe we're being outcoached.

This makes for a bad situation on the homefront for me, since the wifey is a Mavs fan.

Sergio1984
05-05-2011, 01:46 PM
Honestly after losing both games at home I believe they are done. They haven't looked like their dominant selves like in other years. If they don't take both games in Dallas then they are def done in 6.

todu82
05-05-2011, 01:48 PM
I think they are, maybe if they where heading back home down 2 you would give them a chance but they're down 2 going on the road against a team like the Mavs. So yeah they're done for this year more than likely.

DMasta718
05-05-2011, 01:49 PM
I'll wait until game 3 to see if they're done or not.

Eagles4Lyfe
05-05-2011, 01:51 PM
How has this guy not been in trouble for spamming. Its clear he's trying to get more viewers for a random blog on a random site.

still1ballin
05-05-2011, 01:53 PM
If any team could come back and win this series, its certainly the Lakers.

Tony_Starks
05-05-2011, 01:59 PM
People do realize this is literally a shot away from being 1-1 right? I mean Lakers are in a hole don't get me wrong but its not like Dallas dominated both games.

Had Phil not inexplicably benched Kobe in the 4th for 6 minutes when he was clearly on fire game one would've been a blowout.....

Forte22
05-05-2011, 02:07 PM
I dont really follow basketball too much (except for the occasional Bulls game)....but this I know, as long as LA has Kobe they aint totally done.

THE MTL
05-05-2011, 02:09 PM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble

I think they are pretty low especially if you take being down 0-2 in a second-round playoff series.

I would say that Lakers LOST two at home! And the Celtics lost two on the road!

Tanakid777
05-05-2011, 02:14 PM
We were up two-zero on an inferior Blazer team and they tied it up. Just sayin. I know they were going back home, but they weren't the Lakers either. Call me when we've won 4 games.

benzni
05-05-2011, 02:16 PM
not over yet, but its one game away from being over

nolin
05-05-2011, 02:30 PM
not over yet, but its one game away from being over

2 games. best of 7 not 5.

ohreally
05-05-2011, 02:40 PM
The Lakers expended A LOT of energy in closing out the year in order to maintain home court advantage in a series against the Mavs or OKC. Boston all but coasted into the playoffs figuring that being as healthy as possible for the real season was a whole lot better for them than home court, since they figured a healthy squad could easily take at least one game on the road no matter who they played.

Boston could still be right; remains to be seen. Lakers lost home court in the first game, which means the energy they exerted into the final game of the season got them nothing but worn out. Since they fought so hard for home court, they obviously knew, or at least believed, that game 2 was indeed a MUST win, and they lost.

Dire straits.

They will obviously be pumped beyond belief for game 3 and will give it their all. But for whatever reason, they haven't been getting their usual results. They have to mentally and physically beat up at this point. And Pau most of all, on the mental front. I think Kobe's "correction" on Bynum's statement pretty much pointed the finger most directly at Pau, and Pau surely knows it.

Squad13
05-05-2011, 02:43 PM
If Dallas takes game 3, I think it's all but over.

What a bold statement :facepalm:

jezzyman05
05-05-2011, 02:46 PM
I never count Kobe out, I said in other posts that Kobe can torch any team at any time and you never count out the Lakers as long as Kobe plays for them....


I give credit to the Mavericks they are playing great Basketball.

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-05-2011, 02:48 PM
only 14 teams have come back from 0-2 out of 245 tries in NBA history, aka 5.7% chance of winning

How many of those teams were down 2-0 from losing two home games?

That makes a huge difference.

Squad13
05-05-2011, 02:48 PM
Pretty pathetic games for the Lakers. Essentially gave game 1 away and were awful last game. They could come back, but they need to play alot better than they have, obviously

Jaji
05-05-2011, 02:53 PM
How many of those teams were down 2-0 from losing two home games?

That makes a huge difference.

Dallas just did it a few years ago against Houston. Lost 2 games at home, then won 4 of 5 to take the series.

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-05-2011, 02:54 PM
Game 3 has to be a must win game for LA.

I can't see LA coming back from down 3-0 agains this Mavs team.

They really need to win both games in Dallas, but game 3 is a must.

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 02:56 PM
lakers are DONE! its a wrap. stick a fork in it! my guess is that dallas is going to win atleast 1 of the next 2 (since their both in dallas) that means the lakers would need 2 in dallas AND 2 at home. and clearly the lakers cant even beat them at home. let alone win 2 there AND 2 in dallas. maybe next year

E.O.21
05-05-2011, 03:02 PM
Its over. They are getting beat by a deeper team, simple as that

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-05-2011, 03:06 PM
For the record, I predicted Dallas to win in 6...and I'm not even a Mavs fan.

My reasoning was that Dallas is one of the few teams that has the size to match up with LA and they are the much deeper team. Also, I claimed that Dallas is the hotter team right now, and this will pay off for them early in the series.

I'm lookin like a genious right now lol.

But still, if LA can win game 3, they will be right back in this series.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-05-2011, 03:24 PM
Lakers will win da title fo' sho

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-05-2011, 03:30 PM
I find it amazing how some Lakers fans show no respect for Pau Gasol.

I know he is playing pretty bad right now, but the guy did help them win 2 championships in a row.

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 03:32 PM
^^fo shoooo

Tony_Starks
05-05-2011, 03:48 PM
Oh how they pray and pray for a Laker downfall. I guess its understandable for the outsiders since we've dominated the league for years. But if your a Laker fan and your in panic mode right now or downing Gasol I have to question your loyalty. Although it is nervous time the Lakers are one of the best road teams in the league and we still got the best player in the game.

Whats really funny is that all these people putting the Lakers in the casket will be the same ones predicting them to win the title once they dispatch of the Mavs.......

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-05-2011, 03:51 PM
I find it amazing how some Lakers fans show no respect for Pau Gasol.

I know he is playing pretty bad right now, but the guy did help them win 2 championships in a row.

I'm a lakers fan not gasol fan.

Wrigheyes4MVP
05-05-2011, 03:55 PM
I'm a lakers fan not gasol fan.

He still helped you win back to back championships.

Before the Lakers traded for Pau...they were a mediocre team.

Since then, they have made it to the finals 3 years in a row, and he played a huge roll in helping them win the last 2.

If you are a Lakers fan, it is pretty pathetic for you to throw Pau under the bus like you are.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
05-05-2011, 03:57 PM
He still helped you win back to back championships.

Before the Lakers traded for Pau...they were a mediocre team.

Since then, they have made it to the finals 3 years in a row, and he played a huge roll in helping them win the last 2.

If you are a Lakers fan, it is pretty pathetic for you to throw Pau under the bus like you are.

its just depressing see him play on a level like he's playing now:(

mikealike305
05-05-2011, 04:03 PM
Oh how they pray and pray for a Laker downfall. I guess its understandable for the outsiders since we've dominated the league for years. But if your a Laker fan and your in panic mode right now or downing Gasol I have to question your loyalty. Although it is nervous time the Lakers are one of the best road teams in the league and we still got the best player in the game.

Whats really funny is that all these people putting the Lakers in the casket will be the same ones predicting them to win the title once they dispatch of the Mavs.......

IF they dispatch of the mavs.......
and IF that happens, i STILL dont see them making it to the finals

heyman321
05-05-2011, 05:03 PM
How was it Gasol's fault the Lakers lost? I really have a hard time understanding this. 13-10 on 5-12 shooting that's not realy even bad. The blame should be put on Lamar Odom's terrible night, Barnes who is just cashing cheques from every team he journeys to, and the rest of that worthless bench. And Steve Blake...LMAO he's a shell of his former self in the Portland days.

mballa22191
05-05-2011, 05:41 PM
Lakers better get it together and fast. But they are good on the road so well see

leftymo
05-05-2011, 05:47 PM
I think its over. I believe in the history of the NBA. Teams that lose the first two games at home, just don't turn it on and win 4/5 with 3 games on the road. It just doesn't happen.

Lakers had a good run. Nobody can take that away from them. They will be back next year.

3 straight finals is tough to do, 4 straight has only been done twice in the last 40 years.

This series is over, but LA will be back.

Last western conference team to make 3 straight finals? Lakers 08-10. Before that? Lakers 00-02. Before that? Lakers 1987-89. Before that? Lakers 82-85.

still1ballin
05-05-2011, 05:59 PM
He still helped you win back to back championships.

Before the Lakers traded for Pau...they were a mediocre team.

Since then, they have made it to the finals 3 years in a row, and he played a huge roll in helping them win the last 2.

If you are a Lakers fan, it is pretty pathetic for you to throw Pau under the bus like you are.

Wrong. Lakers were in first place in the West until Andrew Bynum went down. After that Lakers traded for Pau and battled for first to the very last game of the season with New Orleans.

Sadds The Gr8
05-05-2011, 06:42 PM
Lakers are done.

m26555
05-05-2011, 07:01 PM
Just like the Celtics, you can NEVER count the Lakers out, and, once again, like the Celtics, I still think they win their series.

JWO35
05-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Its over like rover...

Lakerhead4ever
05-05-2011, 08:29 PM
lakers arent done until THEY say their done. i give a lot of credit to dallas, but they know the lakers are struggling. and if they start clicking as a unit dallas will be in trouble. thats why dirk is not getting over joyous like the mavs fans.

but Credit the mavs. they are playing top notch

FriedTofuz
05-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Lakers have struggled, but they are far from Done. Key players just havent been clicking and it has hurt the teams play. Once pau gasol regains his form and plays like himself, the lakers will produce and win games. Even if it doesnt work out this year, the lakers still have options to consider moving forward. They have pieces that can be used to improve their roaster.

DaBear
05-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Lakers are done.

I've decided I'm going to block you. I can't stand your sig.

Sadds The Gr8
05-05-2011, 09:54 PM
I've decided I'm going to block you. I can't stand your sig.

:laugh2:

SportsAndrew25
05-06-2011, 01:10 AM
This is a team that has won titles before and have dealt with issues like this. I still believe they can comeback and win.

mbarajas138
05-06-2011, 01:52 AM
Lakers in 7

sp1derm00
05-06-2011, 03:08 AM
It would be an epic story, straight out of a Hollywood studio if both LA and Boston make it back from down 0-2 and meet in the Finals. The NBA's two most storied franchises.

mballa22191
05-06-2011, 10:10 AM
safe to say tonight is must watch..

midwestmadman
05-06-2011, 10:47 AM
So this is how you respond to a valid point. Secondly I'm not European nor Canadian (since I mention Canada shortly), and wouldn't saying Canadian-trash make more sense in response to hockey.

In case your not just baiting or trolling which I think is highly unlikely my point was simple.....rallies happen and you are the champs until your beat.

It's not a valid point, you are comparing apple and oranges! Two different sports and one happens to be "euro-trash". You want to talk hockey go fool around on a Red Wings forum!

TheRunKiller
05-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Lakers aint done til Mavs win 4 games

BkOriginalOne
05-06-2011, 11:02 AM
If they win one at home then they can win the series.

SteBO
05-06-2011, 11:41 AM
Lakers aint done til Mavs win 4 games

This.

king4day
05-06-2011, 12:36 PM
http://*************/2011/05/lakers-are-done/

Really would be a sad way to go out. But you have to be happy for the guys on Dallas if they can close it out. I have Dallas in 5.

I'm thinking only LA fans agree here but no one else will shed a tear.
The league is improving. Newer teams are improving.

oak2455
05-06-2011, 12:50 PM
I think the Lakers win a close one tonight as Kobe said just win one... at a time:D

Gibby23
05-06-2011, 12:52 PM
I'm thinking only LA fans agree here but no one else will shed a tear.
The league is improving. Newer teams are improving.

It's not sad. The lakers are always going to be a good team, if they have to rebuild some after this year, they will still win another championship before about 27 other teams. I told Suns fans back in 2006 that the Lakers would win another ring before the Suns even reach the finals, and back then we had a team with Smush, Kwame, and Walton starting. It was true. The lakers don't go away for long.

Lancelot
05-06-2011, 01:11 PM
I'll defer to andrew bynum

Tony_Starks
05-06-2011, 01:58 PM
Kobe said after game two that he was sure everyone was going to say "they're done" and all that so it is what it is. After a couple of wins in Dallas watch how all that switches up. You know what they say, "first they love you then they hate you then they love you again!"

leftymo
05-06-2011, 02:02 PM
I'd like to know the odds of winning when you are down 2-0 in a 7-game playoff series.

Probably astronomically low.

Lakers and Celtics are in serious trouble


Yes, it is very low... for LA moreso than Boston, b/c its like 1% if you lose two games at home...

But I will say this. If there are teams that can come back you better have playoff/championship experience with HOF'ers... So the teams MOST likely to come back from down 0-2 are the Celtics & Lakers.

Sly Guy
05-06-2011, 02:14 PM
never count out a champion, but right now, the lake show look to be in a world of trouble.

mikealike305
05-06-2011, 02:21 PM
imo, their done. just dont see it happening. and its not hate, i had them as my favorite in the west to make it in the west. the mavs are just flat out, out playing them right now

heathonater
05-06-2011, 02:22 PM
they're are not done yet, but la has dug themselves a deep hole with their two home losses. if they drop tonight's game, this series is over.

M.Bibby2.0
05-06-2011, 02:37 PM
It's not sad. The lakers are always going to be a good team, if they have to rebuild some after this year, they will still win another championship before about 27 other teams. I told Suns fans back in 2006 that the Lakers would win another ring before the Suns even reach the finals, and back then we had a team with Smush, Kwame, and Walton starting. It was true. The lakers don't go away for long.

"the lakers dont go away for long"
this is because the league profits a lot more when the lakers are winning, since its such a huge market with so many rich people... So even after the Kobe era some bullsh*t will go down like it did with the Gasol trade, or some huge FAs will sign with LA and the lakers will still be a top team...

Tony_Starks
05-06-2011, 03:39 PM
"the lakers dont go away for long"
this is because the league profits a lot more when the lakers are winning, since its such a huge market with so many rich people... So even after the Kobe era some bullsh*t will go down like it did with the Gasol trade, or some huge FAs will sign with LA and the lakers will still be a top team...



This coming from a Bibby and Sacramento fan.... big shocker! Sounds like someone is still bitter from Robert Horry's 3ball......

Supreme LA
05-06-2011, 05:46 PM
"the lakers dont go away for long"
this is because the league profits a lot more when the lakers are winning, since its such a huge market with so many rich people... So even after the Kobe era some bullsh*t will go down like it did with the Gasol trade, or some huge FAs will sign with LA and the lakers will still be a top team...

You mad?? The Lakers might be finished this year but even if they don't sign a big FA or trade they will be back to form next year. The Lakers look tired. 4 straight Finals appearances has this worn out. They just dont have enough to make this push. Let them recuperate this offseason and I guarantee they will contend once again next year.

I do hope they get rid of Shannon Brown.

dodie53
05-06-2011, 08:16 PM
not done... yet

Lim
05-06-2011, 08:35 PM
shannon brown is awful.. guy is living proof that you can be athletic and suck at basketball and still make it to the NBA

Fnom11
05-06-2011, 09:38 PM
Losing 2 at home to put you down 0-2 is a VERY VERY VERY hard thing to come back from.

ElMarroAfamado
05-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Losing 2 at home to put you down 0-2 is a VERY VERY VERY hard thing to come back from.

10
To
Go
:rolleyes:

mballa22191
05-06-2011, 10:14 PM
Dallas is going to be tough at home.

Jsoul101
05-06-2011, 10:21 PM
fight fight fight!!

M.Bibby2.0
05-06-2011, 10:42 PM
This coming from a Bibby and Sacramento fan.... big shocker! Sounds like someone is still bitter from Robert Horry's 3ball......

I'm not bitter, but worse things happened in that series than a Horry 3 ball.

But honestly, the Lakers have always had stars, and very often been contenders. Something like 32 finals appearances?

This is my unbiased opinion, the league makes a lot of money of Lakers basketball scene, naturally its in there best interest to have the Lakers be successful. Since 1960 the Lakers have missed playoffs 4 times, FOUR. NBA is a business, that number is not a coincidence.

M.Bibby2.0
05-06-2011, 10:43 PM
This coming from a Bibby and Sacramento fan.... big shocker! Sounds like someone is still bitter from Robert Horry's 3ball......

I'm not bitter, but worse things happened in that series than a Horry 3 ball.

But honestly, the Lakers have always had stars, and very often been contenders. Something like 32 finals appearances?

This is my unbiased opinion, the league makes a lot of money of Lakers basketball scene, naturally its in there best interest to have the Lakers be successful. Since 1960 the Lakers have missed playoffs 4 times, FOUR. NBA is a business, that number is not a coincidence.

Source:
http://www.shrpsports.com/nba/franch.php?link=Y&team=LAL

oak2455
05-06-2011, 11:14 PM
Here come the LAKERS

0nekhmer
05-07-2011, 12:16 AM
Here come the LAKERS

Goodnight Lakers!

DaBear
05-07-2011, 12:24 AM
Well the Blackhawks taught us to never count out the defending champs, but I think this series is all but over.

SportsFanatic10
05-07-2011, 12:26 AM
yeah hockey is a bit different than bball...in hockey you might get 1 lucky goal and thats all that is scored to get the 1-0 win even if you get badly outshot. in bball you have to be clearly better. might as well close this thread.

Hustlenomics
05-07-2011, 12:32 AM
I think it's safe to say they're done

DaBear
05-07-2011, 12:34 AM
yeah hockey is a bit different than bball...in hockey you might get 1 lucky goal and thats all that is scored to get the 1-0 win even if you get badly outshot. in bball you have to be clearly better. might as well close this thread.

Not necessarily. The Lakers were in control late in the fourth quarter, and let it slip away. They will not be swept. I'll says Mavs in 5 or 6.

Slimsim
05-07-2011, 12:35 AM
I DO i DO I DO i DO

SportsFanatic10
05-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Not necessarily. The Lakers were in control late in the fourth quarter, and let it slip away. They will not be swept. I'll says Mavs in 5 or 6.

not saying lakers will get swept. just saying in hockey its more likely that a come back from 0-3 is possible. when your talking one goal games where the puck bounces a certain way. look at detroit being down 3-0 to the sharks too overtime losses all 1 goal games and detroit has even outplayed the sharks in some of the losses but that one puck bounces decides the game. not sure of the stat but i think hockey has had comebacks from 0-3 and bball has never.

oak2455
05-07-2011, 12:51 AM
Goodnight Lakers!

good call can you give me yesterdays Lotto numbers:rolleyes:

knightstemplar
05-07-2011, 01:00 AM
idk i still believe the lakers will win 4 in a row, idk i just feel it coming

Hunter48MVP
05-07-2011, 01:05 AM
I still think Mavs will choke and Lakers will win this series. Come me crazy but I just supporting my team. 3-0 is not impossible

mets77
05-07-2011, 01:09 AM
Anyone seeing Phil Jackson to the knicks?

Time2Dieeee
05-07-2011, 01:10 AM
idk i still believe the lakers will win 4 in a row, idk i just feel it coming

son plz put down the crack pipe and learn that no one in the nba overcame a 0-3 deficit..
now if the lakers win sunday(which could happen) i still have them to lose in 5 or 6. thats becuz dallas doesnt want to go back to LA and if they do go back, they are a excellent road team.
this my friends are not the same lakers from the last two years

Now with that said...if somehow ur right and the lakers do win the series...dallas mavericks ultimately the biggest chokers in the history of the nba lol

gotoHcarolina52
05-07-2011, 01:11 AM
Who thinks Lakers are done?

Done what? Losing? Nah, they've got another loss to Dallas in them.

gotoHcarolina52
05-07-2011, 01:11 AM
Who thinks Lakers are done?

Done what? Losing? Nah, they've got another loss to Dallas in them.

believeinNYK
05-07-2011, 01:17 AM
Now I do

Unless …

Time2Dieeee
05-07-2011, 01:22 AM
yea series over

Time2Dieeee
05-07-2011, 01:23 AM
Now I do

Unless …

Dirk falls down the stairs and breaks both of his legs?

RulerSlick
05-07-2011, 01:27 AM
10
To
Go
:rolleyes:

lakers are done for sure now

$ NyC $
05-07-2011, 01:37 AM
They're done but no way the Lakers go down by sweep. Too much pride. If the Mavs do pull that off even more respect to them.

OC Knights #11
05-07-2011, 01:45 AM
I don't think, I know!

TheRunKiller
05-07-2011, 02:05 AM
i think they are done...sorry lakers fans :(

SP17
05-07-2011, 06:52 AM
yeah...done for this season..

SP17
05-07-2011, 06:54 AM
They're done but no way the Lakers go down by sweep. Too much pride. If the Mavs do pull that off even more respect to them.

WIth the way we are playing a sweep is very possible..

LakersIn5
05-07-2011, 08:55 AM
MAYBE done for the season but the lakers will definitely come back strong next season. people are already counting teams like the mavs after last playoffs and they are saying that the mavs need to rebuild but the mavs came back strong this year so i cant see why the lakers cant do the same next season