Drew better man it up. I don't want to make it seem like I'm coming down on him cause I'm not. We've been the better team without a doubt, but we still have traces of 08 in us to a degree. Game 4 could've been had if we just matched energy.
Celtics exposed Lakers interior in the 4th. Bynum needs to be there in game 5 or the Cs will have the length,size, and rebounding advantage. I think this series comes down to who improves the most between Rondo's slump and Bynum's knee.
Kobe will not let the Celtics celebrate the championship in Los Angeles. No way, no how. Period.
This game is a must win. Whoever wins game 5 wins the title.
Phil is to blame for game 4 loss. It is just not acceptable to loose 1 game, but to loose 2 game. Time to get a new coach and some new bench players.
I have noticed all series win or lose Big Baby is giving the lakers fits. Its all about hustle, and energy that he brings. You can't give up that many offensive rebounds, and let him basically out hustle you guys.
Lakers will win this in a blowout. Bynum said he is playing. If he plays 20 minutes no way the Celdicks beat us. Kobe is due to go off. We are just the better team. Team that wins game 5 wins the series and that is going to be the Lakers. Mark it down.
After a couple days of rest and treatment, Bynum will be able to give us good minutes again. This will change the only advantage the Cs had in game 4. No more layups, easy putbacks. Baby has our attention and won't get those layups again...at least he shouldn't if we have any heart.
Bynum is a serious liability. If he can't give the Lakers at least 20 minutes in the next 2 or 3 games, expect Bynum to be traded next season.
Without Bynum we are not going to win his presence alone is huge for us he is our enforcer
We got this. I played it in 2K10 and Lakers won. No chance for the Celtics tonight.
Its crazy, ever since Kobe started preaching in his post-game interviews about how its all about defense, that their offensive flow is non-existant, I'm honestly nervous about game 5 but I know they can pull it through
Joe Crawford....Mike Callahan.......Derrick Stafford
Means no BS will go on or they call a bunch of fouls like Game 1. Callahan worked Game 2, he missed or failed to call a lot of calls........in fact most of his calls favored the Celtics.
I'm a little worried in that I thought games 3 and 4 were our best chances to steal games because of the lack of time off. The extra time allows the big old 3 to rest and Ray to work on his shot which could be trouble. I thought with the short layoffs are our easier advantage in the paint that we should have done better but we just didn't man up in game 4 and execute.
They've shown the ability to put the hammer down, in most critical games since the 08 finals, even on the road. Denver Game 6, Suns Game 6,Thunder Game 6 come to mind. If they don't pull this game out, I'll be concerned.
Come on Lakers, punch those green (bleep) right in their filthy mouth!!!
How did wheelchair get the nickname "The Truth" Its kinda like when a large guy gets nicknamed "tiny"
Gotta stick to Ray Allen tonight. He's not gonna shoot as bad as he has been with 2 days rest.
Step out on Allen and make KG beat you. KG can't handle this kind of pressure
Pierce is the guy that worries me. I'd rather Odom defend him than Artest honestly.
Lakers will win convincingly and take it in game 6
We have to win this game... We cant lose to Boston anymore, enough is enough...
Gasoft can't handle the Boston defense he fumbles the ball.
I hate seeing him with the ball dude is butter fingers against this defense his off balance post up dribble is cringing to watch.
WTF is the deal with all these wide open shots were giving them........
Celtics play with a lot more passion.
This is an embarrassment, we can't even go to the bench for more than 3 minutes without getting killed.
Rondo >>>>>>>> Artest on the dirty player meter
Gasol came out ,well, soft!
Everything is a jump shot except when Bynum throws it down. That worries me that the only person getting into the paint so far is on one leg.
Where is Trevor Ariza? Artest is a moron.
That was a bad call but so was the one with Fisher getting the 3 shots, so now I have it even 1-1 bad calls
Farmar is so stupid to run this unit. He never learn to run the point like a real pG!
We have no bench. It's killing us.
Kobe has been below average this season, he need to start giving himself high percentage shots instead he is just jacking up bad shots towards the end of the shot clock.
Lakers look like they don't really want it.
Famar is the only one who can guard Robinson.
The four pumpfakes arent working Kobe... I think Allen finally figured it out after the first 38 times
Maybe Phill needs to sit Kobe so we play some team ball and get it inside to the bigs, we already wasted so much time when we could have had a lot more touches in the paint
Gasol what is going on? Get in there and get hit!
Paul Pierece is outshining Kobe Bryant in a BIG WAY
Does Phil actually earn his money? Or does he just happen to have super stars on his team everywhere he goes?
Kobe's offense so far: drible, drible, drible, drible, drible, pump fake, pump fake 2nd time, pump fake 3rd time, take a tough fade away. I mean Kobe seriously?
Don't understand why our bigs can't get better position in the post. Boston pushes our bigs so far out that they get render useless.
Who the heck says Rondo can't shoot
SHeesh, Kobe's even struggling with Ray Allen on him now.
How many times is Kobe just going to leave Rondo open? This isn't 2008, he can make those shots.
Suddenly Rondo thinks he is tough... You messing with RON ARTEST? Little boy you messing with RON?!
Hahah Rondo really, really on Artest do u not know who RON ARTEST IS???
Actually... Yeah that was a sell job by Ron
Gasol playing for the Celtics
Perkins is a dirty player.
Good job Pau. The one hoop you do score is for the Celtics.
Don't you know its everyone against the Lakers..no one in the media wants us to win
Game's far from over, but it doesn't look good. We're playing stupid, they're D is causing us all kinds of problems. Kobe yet again can't figure out how to play against elite D.
Pau can't get any position down low. NOTHING. You can't call yourself an "elite" player if you can't even get position.
It took Pau almost 2 years to shed the soft label. I guess he took a liking to it.
Thank god for the refs!
Lakers watch film and they STILL don't know how to play defense
Game over...look at the Celtics play, they want to win....and LA? Well we just move around...
Can't expect Kobe to get a call for his life when stafford is reffing
This is 08 all over again with Gasol.
How coming Kobe doesn't get as much space as Pierce. No one is ever within 3 feet of Pierce. Kobe always has one person glued to him and two people ready to help.
We're playing their style of ball. 39 points in the 1st half, really?
Gasol can't do his thing against Perkins. He's gotta be freed of Perkins.
Understatement of the year ...the Celtics know how to defend the the lakers...hard to watch
Once again, Paul Peirce is the best player on the floor in a NBA Finals match-up against The Lakers.
9-2 FT disparity for us.. Refs have nothing to do with this, all this game has been about is our team playing WEAK AND SOFT.
Doc Rivers quoting Red Aurbach....ugh...GAG ME
Painful to watch. This team doesn't care on D. Therefore they don't care about winning.
Refs ensuring the loss. Game 7 money maker
Damn I thought the fix would be in for us, apparently not..So Stern wants THEM to win
Phil should send a tape to Stern as evidence that Pau is involved in point shaving.
Pierce got it esy, he don't have to play no defense cos Ron has no offense!!!
This team does NOT deserve to win a championship..just look at them..this game is showing me they don't deserve it at all
For the first time in this series, I'm not feeling too confident.
What was that Pau said about KG losing a step? Looks like Pau's getting owned to me.
I really am starting to dislike Nate Robinson I'm TURNING OFF the TV if Nate gets in the lane again.
Its kinda funny how Ray Allen is turning into a shutdown 1 on 1 defender this series
No way we are winning the title I have lost all confidence in this team
Pau has not been able to play through the refs giving him the shaft. Not a good sign
They're a team.. Lakers are not..
Can we trade Gasol for Bosh?
I'd trade Pau for Big Baby right now!
This is the ref show!
Don't start with that (bleep) ..... I guess the refs are letting the C's shoot 60+%
The refs don't take us seriously cause we're so pathetic, hence Allen gets away with obvious offensive foul.
Look on the bright side, at least we're not getting owned by Glen Davis and Nate Robinson
Lakers got away with one on that tip. You can not tip the ball on its way up which is what fisher did.
Stop blaming the refs. Last I checked we have shot 13 more fts. It has been a physical game but nothing as bad as you are making it out to be.
And I will say it again we need to send out our scrubs like mbenga and punch those bastards in the nose and make them bleed as soon as game 6 and 7 start. To intimidate them.
Let them know we also know how to play dirty,
I want to stab each and every Celtic
I bet Stern has green pajamas
Thanks refs and Ron, you both just gave the game away.
Refs are definitely forcing us not to get rebounds.
How much do the Lakers even pay Gasol? I think we could save tons of cash if we just just planted a 7" tree in the lane on offense (don't need it on defense). Seriously...where the hell is this overrated piece of garbage right now?
At every critical juncture of the game the refs made the wrong call.
I don't know about you guys but I'm very confident we can take this series @ home. I'm not underestimating how good the Celtics are on the road but at the same time I know how good the Lakers are at home.
Boston is going to close out on our floor. We can't win 2 in a row playing like this.
So - that's what the rest of this series will look like - home team gets to doanything the hell they want?
Refs handed this one to the Celts with every call down the stretch.
Lakers lost because they played bad. Has nothing to do with calls.
Oh S T F U about ref fixes, I'm sorry but Lakers outside of Bryant didn't show up. Celtics shot 60% for the game, get serious.
I'm tired of reading about the refs. They didn't cost us the game. We doubled them on free throws. They got some bad calls too. Kobe wasn't fouled on that 3 attempt when he cut it to 5 pts on FT's So stop with the refs gave it to Boston crap. Lakers lost it because they had no defense and no heart and no team.
The Refs straight out handed this game to the Celtics. They give them possession when the ball doesn't hit the rim. They let Pierce foul Kobe when he ripped that ball away. They let Allen foul Gasol on that block. Kobe couldn't buy a call. It's obvious that Stern wanted the Celtics to win this because they couldn't win 2 in LA and they want it to go 7.
Series is over LGers. You need to give it up to Boston. They're the better team. They beat the best in the NBA. They deserve it. They are the champions. And yes, they will win it on our court.
Hope the Lakers are all outraged by this loss. I'm still confident the Lakers won't let the Celtics win on our court.
Lakers are losing this series because their offense is getting outplayed by Boston Defense.
If I punched a Boston fan I'd be punching a 50 year old white dude and go to jail for a hate crime
Do you guys seriously think we have the mental toughness to win both games at home?
Artest doesn't know all the triangles nuances, couple that with the best defense in the NBA
equals confusion for an already challenged mind.
3 straight games now KG has abused Gasol. If he does it 1 more time the Celtics will be champions.