NBA Finals: Boston vs. LA Lakers - Series BOS leads (1-0)

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Who will win game 2?

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Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA Finals: Boston vs. LA Lakers - Series BOS leads (1-0) 

Post#1 » by Texas Longhorns » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:44 am

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( 1 ) Boston Celtics (66-16) vs. ( 1 ) Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)

Gm. 1: Thursday, June 5 - LAKERS 88 @ CELTICS 98 FINAL
Gm. 2: Sunday, June 8 (8:30 p.m. ET) - LAL at BOS
Gm. 3: Tuesday, June 10 (8:30 p.m. ET) - BOS at LAL
Gm. 4: Thursday, June 12 (8:30 p.m. ET) - BOS at LAL
Gm. 5: *Sunday, June 15 (8:30 p.m. ET) - BOS at LAL
Gm. 6: *Tuesday, June 17 (8:30 p.m. ET) - LAL at BOS
Gm. 7: *Thursday, June 19 (8:30 p.m. ET) - LAL at BO
*if necessary

REGULAR SEASON SERIES
Boston leads 2-0
November 23, 2007 - @BOS 107, DET 94
December 30, 2007 - BOS 110, @LAL 91

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PG - Rajon Rondo
SG - Ray Allen
SF - Paul Pierce
PF - Kevin Garnett
C - Kendrick Perkins

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PG - Derek Fisher
SG - Kobe Bryant
SF - Vladimir Radmanovic
PF - Lamar Odom
C - Pau Gasol

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The Boston Celtics have won game 1 of the NBA Finals... Discuss...
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Post#2 » by The Laker Kid » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:50 am

texas horn is quick
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Post#3 » by ivDT » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:55 am

The Laker Kid wrote:texas horn is quick


i think he has OCD.
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Post#4 » by Truthiracy » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:56 am

Great win in game 1 for Boston.
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Post#5 » by pballa » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:56 am

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great win for BOS
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Post#6 » by jman3134 » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:58 am

LucerneStDoggz wrote:Great win in game 1 for Boston.


Definitely definitive. Ray Allen played semi well which is surprising. I would say that they need their role players to step up....that's really the key. Guys like PJ Brown, Perk, Cassell, Rondo, Posey, and Powe all need to have big games for this team to win.

Pierce is going to score and Garnett is going to take medium range jumpers all game long. Victory depends on those guys imo.
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Post#7 » by EvadedHavoc » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:58 am

Awesome performance from the C's especially Pierce.
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Post#8 » by TradeMachine » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:58 am

9-26. That is all.
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Post#9 » by magicfan4life05 » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:58 am

Great win for the Celtics, KG was fantastic and allen had a very quiet great game

I think game 2 is a must win for LA
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Post#10 » by jman3134 » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:59 am

ivDT wrote:-= original quote snipped =-



i think he has OCD.

In what sense? His thread producing or just general posting?
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Post#11 » by Black Sheep » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:59 am

lakers lost this 1
they wont lose game 2
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Post#12 » by Iggyemu » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:59 am

Boston held the Lakers below 90..they forced TOs..the got on the boards and challenged Kobe's shots all night. Good defensive game from them.

The Lakers though will bounce back. They and Kobe will adjust so Boston has to anticipate some things and be ready to adjust in game in game 2. They can't lose game 2 and expect to win. They have to hold their home court b/c of how the format is. People say teams don't win those 3 home games...well Detroit did it 4 years ago....and the Heat did it 2 years ago. So it has happened more often lately. So Boston can't lose game 2 and expect to beat LA.
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Post#13 » by Jonathan Watters » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:59 am

Lakers basically imploded on this one. Committed two ridiculous fouls 50+ feet away from the basket at crucial moments that gave the Celtics 3 free points. Stagnant, stand around and watch Kobe offense. Completely careless with the ball. And the defensive boardwork was embarrassing.

That's BEFORE you get to the 5-20 shooting...

I thought the game really turned when it was 88-82 I believe. Fisher had the ball, with Kobe trailing on a secondary break. Kobe had just gotten murdered on the previous play on a drive, and would have drawn a had anybody breathed on him on this possession. He was calling for the ball. Fisher looked him off, and stood there dribbling for 15 seconds. The end result was a horrible, off-balance 18 foot fadeaway brick from Vujacic.

I believe it was at that point that Odom decided to hack Pierce over the back which put Boston in the bonus and led to 2 free points at the other end.

LA's frontcourt couldn't have played much worse than they did...
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Post#14 » by GreenWithEnvy » Fri Jun 6, 2008 3:59 am

LOL at everyone worrying about Kobe. worry about #1 rated defense the entire year. worry about that.
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Post#15 » by Buck You » Fri Jun 6, 2008 4:00 am

Celts will win Sunday but then Lakers will win 3 straight in L.A and end up winning the series in 7. That's my prediction.
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Post#16 » by CoolD » Fri Jun 6, 2008 4:00 am

Lakers are in trouble, first time they are behind in a series. This is probably the most important game of the series. Both teams Lakers and Boston are front running teams, we have yet to see if they have character to come back in a series if they are behind.

I don't like either team. But I hate less the Lakers, but its close.
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Post#17 » by dsorc » Fri Jun 6, 2008 4:00 am

Lakers depended too much on Kobe who didn't have a good night despite the points. Gasol needs to take over in the post more if they want to have a chance. It can't be just a one man show.

Old man Brown was the key for the Celtics down the stretch combined with the emotional lift of Pierce coming back. If they keep grabing double digits offensive rebounds they have a good chance of winning this series. If Pierce is hampered by the knee they're in trouble though. He was playing on adrenaline.
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Post#18 » by Myth_Breaker » Fri Jun 6, 2008 4:01 am

Answer meant to be posted in the previous thread:

[quote="Frosty"][/quote]

2000, 2001 and 2002 WCF were the real Finals, pressure was the highest, yet Kobe's performance was excellent, Einstein.

And how (Please Use More Appropriate Word) is comparing Kobe's game from Shaq's days with his current game anyway?
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Post#19 » by JordansBulls » Fri Jun 6, 2008 4:01 am

Game 1 was more important for the Celtics as Phil Jackson is 42-0 in series with a game 1 win.

But Kobe in the Finals? 9/26 :nonono:

I have noticed that Kobe's best performances are usually at home. They need to happen on the road more often than at home that is when the team needs you more.
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Post#20 » by iamworthy » Fri Jun 6, 2008 4:01 am

Celtics did what they are suppose to do. Whats the big deal?

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