We've won on the road in Denver, Utah, and San Antonio. We can beat the C's in Boston.
Initial signs are good. Bennett Salvatore is incharge and that should help get Kobe to the line if he stays aggressive.
Its our time! I don't care (well maybe a little) about the Big Three's Championship aspirations! We've got a few of our own!
This can't be real can it? Nba.com selling these? I would blow this up and put it in the lockers of each and every laker player. Esp. Kobe!
All I can say is there are villages in Africa who think the Buffalo Bills won 4 superbowls and think the 49'rs with Joe Montana suck, so hopefully some village will also think the Celtics won a championship this year while we drink champagne.
Wow, is this game ever important.... Win this, and I am confident we take this series.
It is encoraging to know that we have pushed this Boston team this far not playing anything near our best ball. If we bring it like we did against the Spurs, we'll totally kill them.
While I'd love to share your optimism, there's a good reason why we've not played near our best ball. Boston's defense. I expect it to only toughen up in Boston, although I like the fact that Perkins is supposedly done for the series, because he's a much bigger clog in the middle than Poo (I'm sorry... Powe) or PJ Brown. All thought the latter could be stopped, if he got called for half of the fouls he comitts while clearing the lane with his arms and body... Which I don't expect to happen in Boston anyway.
NBA Marketing executives and David Stern have warned the refs that the Lakers win tonight and push a 7th game! There no way we are going to get any fair calls in Boston. If the refs call the game the way they did the first two in Boston, we are toast.
The Lakers are 14-3 when Rush is not officiating and 0-3 when he's the ref. He officiated the OT loss against Utah, in which they shot 45 FTs compared to our 25, the loss against SA in which they just beat the crap out of us, the first game in Boston. Thank goodness we didn't get Derosa, Javie or Danny Crawford because one of those always officiated in our losses. I guess they're saving them for game 7 if necessary.
Celtics won't have Perkins around to bruise odom up (I think he was winning that matchup, sadly).
I truly expect a relatively faired called game. No excuses!
I expect Kevin Garnett to get away with moving screens all day as well as grabbing onto jerseys and elbows since Rush is a ref. Our best bet is to have Mbenga start a fight with KG in mid court and have them both get ejected
I don't think our defense is playing well enough to even stay competitve tonight. I think the lakers get blown out tonight and use this series and tonights game as fuel for next season.
I don't think you can get tougher defensively in two days. That said, we have to matchup with Paul Pierce, and I think that means Kobe on Paul. Our pick and roll defense is probably a lost cause this year.
It all boils down to one thing. The Lakers are getting out-worked. There is no excuse for that.
While the Celtics have managed to wrestle a 3-2 series lead, they haven't been the DOMINANT team that controls the tempo of the game from start to finish. They continue to use "strong-arm" tactics, while the officiating is to their favor
I have never cared for PP, but he has gained some respect from me this series, faked injury or not.
If Kobe can score 81 points in one game, Outscore the whole Mavs team after three quarters. We can beat Boston in game 6 at Boston. We played in more hostile environments than Boston.
We can put Luke on Pierce again. Pierce may have to be taken to the hospital because of stomach cramps resulting from laughing too hard.
No one is giving us a chance tonight. Everyone is counting us out, all the announcers. Analyst. They're selling Boston Championship DVD's already. LET'S SHOCK THE WORLD!!!!!!
Really great to see Perkins with the two fouls.
Gasol's softness and Radmanovic's inability to stay with Pierce is killing us.
Garnett stepping up big right now...not good cause pau hasn't done much....
Rajon is completely owning the Lakers in every aspect of the game. Its embarrassing.
Everytime someone goes down with an injury, the Celtics can recover Pierce in game one rondo in game four and today game 6 with Allen The only one they did not was with Perkins We need to just run em dry they r tired, old and we need to exploit that
What a dumbass team. They still are turning it over and still don't realize the Celtics can shoot from the outside. Gonna take a miracle from Kobe to win this.
Can this ray Allen BS be one of those bull**** Paul pierce comebacks from game 1 To fire up the Celts as if Willis reed-esque
Their defense is completely discombobulating the Laker's offense. Its horrible to watch.
Do you guys not see why Kobe can't get to the rim? You're saying just get to the rim, but the way the C's are playing defense, you can't, not with the line up the Lakers have out there.
We're getting some calls... Thank you god.
Man I wish the Celtics didn't have so many three point shooters and I also wish Sasha wasn't a ****ing idiot.
This defense is incredible.
Unless we get away from the Kobe vs 5 Gameplan we're screwed.
Phil Jackson has no idea how to attack this defense.
Gotta give credit to the Celtics defense. They look amazing out there.
The opening minutes of the 3rd quarter will let us know if the Lakers have any fight left.
They are just that much better than we are. We are lucky we even won 2 games.
Their defense is just destroying the Lakers, unbelievable
Welcome to Boston Massacure. This time there will be no comeback so don't even talk about it.
Hats off to the Celtics. Their Defense is super sick.
Keep the faith... Get it down to 10 (or less) by the end of the third, and you've always got a chance.
Have been saying Phil is overrated, he really isn't that great of a coach. He has now gotten blown away in his last 2 finals appearance.
Time for Liquor
We don't want it guys WOW. I didn't think we would go out like this
Clearly Phil didn't want to win this game with defense, so why not just go with a 4 shooter line up like Boston? This will spread the floor and may let Kobe drive a bit, but no, Phil won't do this, at least not until it's the 4th quarter with about 6 minutes to go, where we go on a "furious" rally, only to come up short.
Are the lakers tired? Or do they just not care anymore to chase loose balls? The faces look like a beaten team with still over 6 mins to go in the damn third...
Furious rally would only cut this lead to 20...lol
Not the way I wanted to go out. Dam the Celtics are good. How the hell did they almost loose to the Hawks and the Cavs?
Atlanta was willing to bang, be rough and claw every possession down low . Lakers arent. Cleveland plays a very team oriented defense. Lakers does not.
I'm so happy for KG right now......
Celtics won, they were the better team.
Congrats to the Celtics. They wanted and owned that one. Of course we can look back on game 4 and wonder what could have been, but this is a series and the Celtics won it. They never let up and they never quit. Some of the best defense I have seen.
Whats more terrible is how the Celtics Fans outplayed the Lakers Fans
Yeah we really didn't deserve to win this, fans or players.
The C's set the tone and were the better team. We simply could not match their tenacity and aggressive play. They have tough players that are very talented. We have very talented finesse players. Give them credit. They earned this title. They worked their butts off on D, and played very solid
Doc Rivers is a low life classless coach................up 34 and his starters are in. Remember what goes around comes around. Karma will kick his ass one day again just watch.
Pierce is a fraud he lied about a knee injury,worst mvp choice ive ever seen .KG or Allen were mvps ,pierce is nothing but a fraud
Screw our team man, they played with no heart whatsoever.
One trend I see is that all Championship teams have veteran benches.
Phil should stop sleeping with Jenny Buss so he can get ripped by the owners like he should.
Well if Phil's not gonna sleep with Jeanie Buss, then I will!
The only complaint I have is that the officiating in game 2 was unbelievable...they could have possibly be having a game 7 on Thursday If they won game 2 and not have blown game 5 the lakers could be champions right now But really...I have no clue what happened other than the Celtics defence was good And I don't like Paul pierce anymore for being a drama queen
Don't want to come off as bitter, but isn't it stupid, classless, etc. Etc. To dump Gatorade on Rivers while he's on the sideline so it gets all over the court with minutes to go on the lakers side of the court???
Garnett is too much with his celebrations.
Let them celebrate, im sure mchale is jumping up and down in the back stairwell as well....