Phins Rock wrote:
Lakers may yet end this thing in 5, but I've got a feeling we have ourselves a series. I see Boston with a 3-2 series lead heading back to LA. Lakers in 7. (rooting for Boston in 5 though haha)
Things that concern me as a Boston fan:
1. Garnett still sucking hardcore
2. Ray Allen got hot which is the only reason we were in that game
3. Can't count on Kobe and company to get into foul trouble every game
4. Lakers seem to be able to block shots at will
Boston was lucky tonight to steal that game. As crappy as the Lakers played, I never got the feeling the Celtics played that well either.
One thing for Boston though, LA is nearly impossible to beat at home and Boston did just that tonight. It was truly strength against strength. So the question is, is Boston better at home than LA is on the road? Should be quite interesting.
I agree that Boston takes 2 out of 3 at home, and LA wins in 7.
I'm still fired up about the officiating. The NBA needs to add a rule for flopping, badly. 3 out of 5 of Kobe's fouls were complete you-know-what.
Is KG hurt? Exhausted? He's horrible on both ends of the floor right now...
The Lakers are absolutely dominating inside, and I don't see any signs that it will change. I don't think Ray Allen has another game like that, and that said the Lakers 3 point shooting will come around. It's going to come down to Lamar Odom though. He needs to start showing up offensively...
I still stick w/ Boston in 6....
The officiating can be argued both ways though, so don't be giving the "treatment" to just Kobe. It was both sides of the ball, horrible calling last night on things that were clearly BLOCKS, and not fouls. I can recall 2 or 3 blocks that were called fouls against the Celtics... so, it's both sides. Not just the Lakers getting the shaft.
KG needs to get his head right, and into these finals... I don't know what's wrong w/ him.
The Celtics, like they said last night, when they drive and go underneath with that extra pass, they are just as dominant. If they start doing that more often, while the Lakers have the size, Celtics still do well inside when they make that extra pass.... just my .02 though.
I dont see Ray-Ray nailing 8 more 3's in a game either... but they'll have to respect him, regardless.
The Celtics need to start rebounding better... some of the attempts to rebound last night were down right ugly.
Want a sig bet until the start of football JP?
Straight up bet, you create any sig you want me to have, if Lakers win, I create you any sig I want you to have if Celtics win.