Here is a BONUS edition of Comments from the Other Side from the Laker's boards during their loss to the Thunder. These guys are brutal. Kobe sure does take a beating.
This is a chance to put round one to rest.
This will probably be the toughest game of the season for us. Energized and hostile crowd and a young team with its back against the wall fighting for their playoff lives.
I have the Thunder winning this game. But if L.A wins this, it will show a lot of heart and determination.
Well don't you think its hard for other players to get a rhythm when Kobe has the ball in his hands 15 seconds out of the 24 seconds shot clock and taking 28 shots?
Teams make adjustments from game 1 to game 2 and in game 2 the Thunder were bent on not letting the Lakers beat them down low. They changed their game plan and it was effective. Now let's see what the Lakers do to counter their strategy in Game 3
This will definitely be a very tough game for us but we will come out winners....
I still say its a sweep bro
Time to really step up and show that we can dominate. We gotta get off to a good start here and try and take the crowd out of it.
Does putting money on Westbrook scoring over 17.5 points make me a bad fan?
What a start... 10-0
Great start but I know better than to get excited now... Lakers always end up allowing the other team to catch up.
M HOPING that the thunder come in with less focus because they are playing at home. Probably won't happen but hey maybe.
I hope the lakers don't think its okay to lose just cause cavs lost
Lol durant already looks defeated 6 minutes in
Odom needs to stop sucking. Other than that, solid start
Bryant needs a hand transplant proceeding the game. I'm growing tired of seeing his shot not fall. He's killing us.
FT's are keeping them in the game, they are 12-14 and we havent shot a FT
Luke Walton needs to go to a massage therapist every day in the off-season and get his back worked out. He looks like he's 45 years old trying to put up a shot. Like, for a young guy like Luke, that's not good
We have full composure of this game, and responding to every play.
This is by far the best of the 3 performances we put up against OKC. Also, these young guys..durant, harden, westbrook....they really don't know what they're playing for...its kinda like a lack for respect of the game. No passion for the playoffs whatsoever..
Can someone please tell Lamar Odom we are in a playoff series which means we are trying to win another Championship. Also stop getting posterized by guards!!
Not only is Fisher killing us on offense, taking, and missing, too many shots, but he's making Westbrook look like a superstar.
Anybody seen LO this series.... Invisible and getting paid.
Kobe single-handedly losing this game for us.
As bad as Kobe has been on offense, he's even worse on d...dude just tries to steal everything.
Holy ****. How athletic is westbrook?
Kobe took a bad bad shot at the end of that half...c'mon why cant we play like we are champs and not the rookies who line up idiotic shots.
And how are WE getting out rebounded by OKC?!?
Odom is making his infamous Houdini dissapearing act again
I'm sick of these phantom calls by the refs.
We have two 7 footers and they are dunking on us...and we cant even do that ourselves...just beautiful.
Westbrook is going to be unstoppable if he develops a jumper.
Kobe sucks right now.
That was an open 3 but his legs are dying out on him IMO.
If I was his teammate right now...I would hate hate Kobe
WTF is Kobe doing? He's going to cost us this game. He keeps taking stupid shots and he don't play defense.
Kobe is the only man in the world who doesn't know that shooting over a much bigger guy is not considered a good shot.
What wins championships? A stop or 2 would be nice right about now.
Something's not right with this f'in team.
Kobe needs to watch less tape on himself and more tape on his teammates
Take your pick. Kobe making brick houses. No defense. Ticky tack fouls called on us. No timeouts when they made their run. it's not looking good guys.
If Derek Fisher is laker's best option at pg, Lakers are going to have a difficult series and would be lucky to escape in less than 6 games.
Durant bothered Kobe, but it still doesn't justify Kobe setting for jumper every chance he gets. The man has 0, I repeat, ZERO, freethrow attempts in the game! He is not even trying to attack, just shoot fadeaways. Kobe is quite simply lazy right now. I don't know why, but he is just lazy.
It also doesn't help that we have no bench whatsoever.
I don't understand why we are the only team in the league that refuses to to to the pick and roll when we have the perfect players for it
cuz we have kobe who needs to make sure that he shows us that he is better than durant.
I have not been this mad at Kobe since the Boston series a few yrs. Back. Pathetic perfomance in this 4th quarter. The game is close and he's forcing bad shots.
What a surprise bench with only 11 pts!
Man I hate to say it but it's been a while since I've seen Kobe have a good shooting night. Finger or too much mileage?
Westbrook isnt as good as fisher makes him look.
The refs have been garbage in this game.
Refs have def. Been in favor for the Thunder in this game.
The refs are giving them the game.
That 30 million guy cost us this game
Coincidence that both number 1 seeds go down? I think not gj, Mr. Stern
We play so bad, I'm starting to doubt
I honestly am not sure I even want to watch anymore. I have no faith in this team anymore.
Is it just the finger that's bothering Kobe or does he have any other injuries? Cause he really looks slow
it's the finger,ankle and knee. He is to beat up right now. It doesn't help that ref's let him get pushed pulled and hacked a lot,but those are the breaks. I was hoping we could sweep this series so he and pau could get some rest,but oh well.
No way we're beating Denver even without Karl with this kind of performance.
Just like I said - this team is not there and won't be there because it's already too late.
We had this game, until Kobe decided to show off, the worst part is we gave the thunders hope instead of burying them
Durant sucked in beginning but he grabbed the rebounds for them....Kobe sucked and guess what...he still shot the ball.
This is going 7 games. Celtics /hawks all over again
The thunders did shot a lot of free throws but keep in mind that the lakers keep taking jumpshots after jumpshots. Taking jumpshots is not the way to get to the line
I hate Kobe so much right now, more then I ever have. He was forcing the issue way to much and trying to be Mr. Hero. He is now mortal.
We should have won this game. No excuse for losing this game. Phil should take a "fine" for all of the bad calls tonight by the refs.
It wasn't the refs. Kobe kept shooting bricks. Too many miles on the guy. LO was a no show AGAIN. Phil got out coached. Our bench sux We suck.