So depressing... These are definitely more fun to gather when we win. I hate the Lakers. They can complain about some calls, but the game changers were the foul on Garnett when he was the one getting fouled and the non call on Ray at the end. I really do hate the Lakers
Will Fatty Pierce guard Kobe tonight? Or will he guard Walton and Radmanovic again?
Boston we hardly knew you. But you were going to rise up and recreate the greatest rivalry in sports. You did your part last year and climaxed your season by downing a hurt Lakers squad in the finals. This year you put together a great winning streak that had Boston fans salivating for a repeat. Lakers were finally healthy and looked like each was on a collision course to meet once again. Christmas day was just an appetizer for what would surely become another season that would put the NBA back on top. Then you go and lose 6 of your next 8 games after the Lakers knocked some reality back into your season and our hopes are dashed. Couldn't of happened to a classier team that has "thug" written all over it. Piercewith his claim to be the "best player' in the NBAand KG with his chiding and barking at opposing players while crawling on his hands and knees. I'm sure Red is smiling at your low class actionssince he was responsible for laying the ground work with his classless diatribe and lighting of his "victory" cigars. You were once the NBA flagship now you're just a hated franchise with juveniles for players. R.I.P. Let me be the first to throw a shovel of dirt on your grave.
We need to be mean against the Celtics.
A win would speak volumes for this team as far as heart in concern. It will be tough but I have a good feeling they might just pull it off!!!
The most important thing about this gamewin or loseis that Pau must play strong and tough to show Boston that he won't be a pushover this time.
I don't expect Pau to bang bodies and throw elbows etc b/c he is not a bruiserbut then againhe is not totally soft and be thrown around like a rag doll either IMO.
This is going to feel like a playoff game tonightfor. How sweet would that be for the Lakers to end the C's 17 game winning streak and 12 game winning streaks this year???
Put Paulie in a wheelchair...again.
Pau had some great shooting tonight (vs Raptors)but his post defense brings shivers down my spine. I can just see Perkins pushing him aroundand Rondo getting layups on him all night. I hope he comes in and plays tough. None of that flopping bull**** like the finalshe's got to be a presence and at least attempt to discourage layups.
I have a feeling that the Lakers will be getting abused. From watching tonights defenseall I can do is shudder when thinking about tomorrow.
My heart says the Lakers will compete tonight and may sneak one out. My gut says it could get ugly early and the Lakers could get blown out by halftime.
Kobe's doesn't shoot well against good defensive teams in the East......especially on the road.
KG is lucky that Bynum aint here. This is probably going to be a dirty game because Bynum isn't here and KG will play a dirty game against Gasol. Garnett wouldn't pull something dirty against Drew with the way he was playing right before injury because Garentt would be scared to try anything. I'm sure Bynum would bang up Garnett if he tried to bang up one of our guys.
We will win this if LO takes out Perkins shoulder early in the game this time. I have a feeling that he will go after it because Perkins is tough inside if he isn't hurt.
Things I know that will happen tonight.... 1)garnett will flop all over the place and raise his hands up in the air to look innocent. 2)wheelchair guy will drive to do his little cheesy spins moves at the end of the spin he will purposely run into someones chest and start flailing to get a cheap call. Another flopper. 3)rondo will dribble around (cus he really thinks he is a pointguard) and do his over used behind the back fake. 4)ray Allen will chew his gum like it still has flavor. 5)20% chance big baby may cry or become glassy eyed. 6)Perkins will still look ugly. 7)Brian scalabikini still thinks he made a difference in the finals..
Watch out for Glen Davis this game fellas. I watched a couple recent Boston games to get primed for this matchup. His midrange jumper is falling.
Ariza on Ray Allen is a much more important matchupIMO. Shut down Ray and Celtics will have hard time winning. Kobe on Paulina and Fisher on Rondo.
Ray Allen is the cog that drives their offense. Look how he struggled in the playoffs in the east when he was contained defensively and struggled. Then he blows up against us in the playoffs. And it coincides with the Celtics streak that Ray Allen is playing great again. I hate that ugly smirk on him.
I don't care that we don't have Bynum. The same team took Boston to 6 games last year. The same team was up 21 pts in game 4 last year against Boston. Yes we're better with bynumbut we should be able to play hard and compete tmrw night
I hate KG and Ray Allan and Paul Pierce and Parkins! I hate everything abou themtheir attitude and their cocky attitude!
Cs a bunch of babies using excuses if they lose such as "KG was sick".. And surprisingan article on yahoo sports states Allen also has flu-like symptoms.
Lakers bench should under NO circumstance get outscored and outhustled by an inferior Celtics bench.
Moving screens by the Celtics on every play.
Yeah pretty obvious moving screen by perk in the replay. I sense a Phil Jackson productions video coming soon to your local NBA office.
Refs favoring the Celtics again....
No way this team should beat a healthy Lakers squad. No way.
We can beat those punks tonight I can feel it.
I cant believe Rajon Rondo always seems better than our points guards...
Terrible defense by the Lakersup by LUCK because the Celtics are missing their shots.
TONY ALLEN IS IN THE GAME THANK YOU BOSTON
C's are just scared
I hate ainges face... So slappable
Wow bostons bench sucks. Lets make a run.
Rondo running around like a chicken with his head cut off from one side of the rim to the other and laying it up. What happened Christmas day? Bynum blocked it and Lakers had possession going the other way.
Rondo thinks he is relavant
Oh Garnett you wouldn't be pulling this crap this with Bynum around
Just too bad we're catching Boston with House in the middle of an epic hot streak. Once he cools down he might not shoot that well for another year or two. But here we are. He's been the differencein my opinion.
Was that a Boston coach yelling at Odom during his last shot?!?! Wow!
How many times are we gonna let House and Powe beat us?
I was just thinking the same thing about Powe. I swear we're the only team in the league he has good games against. He's been total crap in just about every Boston game I've seen this year.
That foul on fish was totally called by David Stern on the phone.
People complain about some of the calls that Wade getsbut does anybody get more gifts than Pierce? Just create contactflail your armsthrow your head back like you've been punched...instant foul shots.
Lakers win! This proves who is the best team in the league. We beat them without Drew and on their court while they were 100% and with the refs against us! We'll see them for game 1 in June in LA this time. They are so overrated!
Yeah, the refs were against us, but that one call on KG that fouled him out was a questionable call in our favor and it was a big one.
This is going to send Boston into a real funk...
If beating them on Christmas sent them into a losing streak, this loss should knock them out completely.
Never have I felt so good about beating an opponent
Man fish was totally riding allenI'm surprised they didn't call the foul. Refs gave us the calls when it counted
Fisher was holding Allen's arm that entire play. Fisher got away with one there.
Wellit was a clear foul if its in the first 3 quartersbut it wasn't that much of a foul. HellRay even broke away Fisher's arm so it might have thrown off his rhythmbut Ray tried to draw the foul by bringing his arm through Fisher. You don't get that call late in the gamelike Kobe not getting calls when he is shoved 20 feet from the basket or when Pierce holds his jersey and doesn't allow Kobe to drive for an open layup.
And how about the 6 phantom FTs pierce got at the end of the 4th. This game wouldn't even be in OT. How about all the overthebacks and pushoffs under the hoop? How about all the moving screens set by KG?
(bleep) YOU BOSTON FANS (bleep) ANYTHING RELATED TO BOSTON (bleep) THE BOSTON TEA PARTY YEEEEAHAAHHHAHAHAH WE DID IT!
BTW we played like crap and still won @ Boston without Andrew who would be back if we played them again in the finals just to put it in perspective.
I'm calling it. Boston is going to go on a 5 game losing streak
WHATS THE EXCUSE GONNA BE NOW BOSTON
Whatever swagger the Celtics had before this game it's now gone.
Happy we got the winbut still just one game. I always knew we were the better team this year though.
GREAT win guys! Screw Boston. You guys showed them who the better team is. Unfortunately for Boston they won't meet the Lakers again after the Cavs beat them in the EC Finals.
Kg is a punk! He and the entire Celtic team is Turing into sissies. All odom did was tap him on the butt with sportsmanship and he acts like odom said something about his mom. Rondo is a jokei don't know what that bum was thinking pushing Kobe. All their thug antics just made the victory more sweeter...
Didn't really catch what Kobe did causing rondo to shove him.
Rondo was just following the Celtic thug handbook guidelines.
Quote: Eddie House: "They looked like they won the finals the way they were celebrating. It's only game 51." And of course, celebrating after every damn made shot as if you're some kind of legit player is also wise and won't make you look like an idiot when you lose on your own court.
Haha, but seriously, Eddie House is the last guy in the freaking LEAGUE that should be saying that. He celebrates every single shot he makes like he just won the lottery.
Celebrating like we won the finals?...... God I hate the (bleep) Celtics
This just in: The Celtics are soft...
Like Charmin. Slap them on the butt and they fall apart...
Coming off a back-to-back no less. The odds were against us. We overcame the c's bench, their meek attempts at intimidation, and the wimpy crowd.
How ridiculous can Eddie House be?? This was by far not another regular season game. The way he trash talked, and his face after the game totally explains everything. This win secures home-court advantage if they meet in the finals. They're gonna look back at this in June with faces of remorse.
You have to be freaking kidding me. "They celebrated like the won the finals"? What kind of crap is that? KG said the same thing, and It just shows how angry they get when they get by the Lakers. They're a bunch of cocky bunch of bums.
Now we can end Cleveland's home streak.. THAT would be sweet!!! If only.... Ownage of the tie-breaker for both Boston and Cleveland would be huge. Breaking Cleveland's home streak after Lebronze's selfish attempt at MSG one-upsmanship... Priceless. But the Cavs are tougher than the Celtics so it will be hard.