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

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Who will win game 2?

Boston Celtics
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63%
Los Angeles Lakers
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37%
 
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Post#761 » by Rerisen » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:10 am

I think Boston was a very suspect team to start the Playoffs. If they had the Lakers in Round 1, they very well could have gotten beat down. But the journey to the Finals has really gave them experience and taught some of these guys (even the big 3) how to win and keep their poise on the big stage.
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Post#762 » by daniel3 » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:10 am

The Laker Kid wrote:LEEEEOOONNN PPOOWWEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bowdown:

Best team + best Center = championship


Lakers fans are going insane, not a good sign.
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Post#763 » by Man_Up » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:10 am

CelticGamecock wrote:OMG this is beautiful basketball.


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Rondo doesn't believe in easy buckets...
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Post#764 » by Bgil » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:10 am

Jonathan Watters wrote:I think Phil Jackson is getting his pants coached off. Just about the only thing that has worked for LA in this series is getting Gasol touches in the post, and when was the last time Gasol got a touch in the post? The Lakers have consistently failed to close out defensive posessions due to poor rotations and the non-contesting of Boston's perimeter shooters. I'm amazed a team with legitimate title aspirations could leave Paul Pierce wide open as may times as the Lakers have in these first two games. In the first half, simply making sure a foul stopped a basket would have saved LA half a dozen points. Maybe they figure it out for game 3, but I'm starting to doubt it...


We've been in the penalty all game. Fouling more isn't going to help.
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Post#765 » by tkb » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:11 am

Boston have clearly outplayed us this game. Having said that, look at the free throw discrepancy:

Celtics - 26 attempts
Lakers - 4 attempts

What a joke.
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Post#766 » by BRINGTHEPAIN » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:11 am

HarlemHeat37 wrote:Celtics still have to win on the road though..this series isn't over at all..LA has been monstrous at home..


But Boston don't have to win in LA to win the Championship. There is no pressure on the Celtics in LA, and every pressure is on the Lakers.
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Post#767 » by garcia3 » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:11 am

Naw, the refs haven't been good by any means, but Boston is playing unbelievable ball right now. Pierce and Allen can't miss from 3, Garnett is killing everybody in there, Rondo is playing a VERY poised game and to top it all Leon Powe is playing out of his mind right now
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Post#768 » by P'Oed » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:11 am

well, this has been fantastic. Got real excited to watch this series hoping the refs would just let these guys play. They're singlehandedly ruining the fun of this series. This isn't the NBA Finals it's playoff basketball for P***Ys. The first half was just maddening to watch. Stick your noses out of the game and let the guys play. I don't tune in to watch the celtics shoot freethrows all night.
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Post#769 » by rsavaj » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:11 am

Man, Rondo would look good in a Suns uni.

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Post#770 » by TheOUTLAW » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:11 am

bove310 wrote:Why were the Lakers favored again?


Because the Celtics looked bad against the athleticism of the Hawks and the Cavs defense. Too bad the Lakers don't really have those advantages.
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Post#771 » by Ballings7 » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:12 am

Celt Show just kickin' that ass

Powe is the king

Rondo and Brown have also been tremendous

Ballings7 wrote:Be very interesting to see how much the Lakers can get back into this game


indeed it has been...
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Post#772 » by Man_Up » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:12 am

BIG POWE!
Rondo doesn't believe in easy buckets...
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Post#773 » by TommyPoints » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:12 am

LA has the best player in the league, but Boston has the best team. IMO Detroit is the 2nd best team. Even if Boston hangs on tonight the series is far from over though.
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Post#774 » by Ballings7 » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:12 am

Mike Breen keeps overlooking those Laker comebacks were at home

Let's see them do it on the road
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Post#775 » by lukeridenour » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:13 am

powe is having the game of his life, the problem for the lakers tho, is hes simply playing his game. meaning he can probably do this all series.
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Post#776 » by The Laker Kid » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:13 am

Even the Boston bench could sweep the 72-10 Bulls. They are that good!
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Post#777 » by Geddy » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:14 am

Now we just need Big Baby to throw down a few and it would make the night complete
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Post#778 » by Blue_Bomber » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:14 am

Powe has 16 points....on FIVE shots
That's incredible
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Post#779 » by The Laker Kid » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:15 am

all this WITHOUT Tony Allen! OMG. Tony Allen would destroy this Laker team right now :rofl:
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Post#780 » by Rerisen » Mon Jun 9, 2008 3:15 am

Phil is going to lobby the refs in the media like he always does. And it might help some back in L.A.

But behind closed doors, his team needs real work. He better not give them a bail-out, because they have been severely outplayed.

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