The last edition of Comments from the Other Side for the season. It was a tough loss. It was amazing that Lakers fans complained through the first three quarters when the refs were letting them play be calling it fairly even. Then when their team got 21 free throws in the 4th quarter alone, no more complaints about the fouls. At least the last poster was being honest. I stopped at the end of the game. Couldn't handle reading all their celebrating. I'm taking a few days off from posting and will probably take a week or so off from doing the links. After spending 4-5 hours a day gathering and posting links and posting game threads etc, I desperately need some time to heal and regroup. I am very proud of this Celtics team regardless of the outcome. It's going to be an interesting off season.
I got the feeling the Lakers were using a lot more Energy than Boston and the Old 3 were saving it for game 7. It might not have been planned that way but after only ONE day between game 5 and 6 the C's knew after all the energy they put in game 5 they would not have enough in the tank for game 6 and would use it for game 7.
At their best, the Lakers are better than the Celtics-- they've proven that much this series.
Time to take out the trash. One last time.
In fisher's defense they handcuffed him last night...looks like doc's whinning about fish paid off last night...
Without Perkins it's going to be tough for them he was the only one that gave our big men trouble on the defensive end and on the glass without him our big men are going to destroy them in the paint
Celtics Activate Scalabrine I'm scared.....
Didn't Scallywag torch us two years ago in one game? You must respect his three.
The Lakers' best is better than the Celtics' best.
If Phil is as good as I think he is, they will have something new as a backup. I mean, you think Doc Rivers won't be making an adjustment? Phil has to plan what the adjustment will be and provide a counter.
Boston bores me.. They offer no challenge and no competition.. Cakewalk..
133-90 Lakers. Lakers score 2 more points than Boston did in 2008 game 6 and Boston scores 2 less. Lakers celebrate throughout the 4th quarter.
I got that feeling we will blow them out, just like game 6.
I hope Phil has shown them the game 6 videotape when the Celtics beat us by 39. They were classless and wanted to beat us down. Now it's our turn
With Perkins being out I just don't see the Celtics defense holding up for 4 quarters against the Lakers offense tonight. Celtics offense will probably be better with Perkins out of the game but there defense will suffer.
If Boston wins tonight, it's not going to be because they are better, it's going to be because they worked harder and wanted it more.
I just hope the Lakers remember all game long that 39-point shellacking at the hands of Boston in 2008. That alone should be inspiration enough.
LA wins, and I want Phil to light up a cigar in the middle of Staples while Russell hands Kobe the MVP trophy
I wanna see the faces of pierce,garnett,Allen,nate and this MF big pig depressed!
David Stern got his Game 7. Now the refs can call the game like it should be called
We have to keep Pierce in check and play the same good defense like we do on Allen. We can live with Garnett and Rondo trying to score. Make everything tough and somebody please knock Nate's little *** on the floor.
Lakers trophy will have Celtics blood on it.
Sheed is either going to make or break them. You know what he's going to bring defensively, but on offense it's a different story. He could put up 4-5 points or he could have a 15+ point game. Hopefully our bigs contain him, we don't want Perkin's replacement beating us. Imagine the irony?
How far into the game will Rasheed Wallace play before fouling out?
Ok lakers fans lets not underestimate our opponent,I don't care who's not playing.....if we win then we can go crazy but we don't have 4 wins and I don't see a trophy yet so until then lets not be to hyped up
Perk was on the mind of the C's last game. They will be a lot more focused, both teams will. Its going to be a close game.
I don't care what anybody says but, each and every rebound we get destroys their hearts. Win the boards that's all there is to it. The Celtics are the worst rebounding team. Let's make sure they keep that stat tomorrow.
Anyone worried, that the Celtics will go after Bynum's knee or Kobe's finger in this game?
How exactly do you go after ones finger?
Do we really want Pierce to celebrate on our home court lets get THIS
I bet the Celtics game plan is to get Pau Gasol in foul trouble early. Because without Perkins, Pau might have a field day. I think Pau can muscle KG and use his quickness on Rasheed.
Surprise, mchale just picked the Celtics to won and he rarely )if ever_ picked the lakers...but our own magic picks against the lakers left and right...
Maybe Perkins will come out in a wheelchair in the 4th quarter and light us up for 30.
I have a strange feeling about tonight's game. I think the Celtics will start outon fire and it will be close. This game will be decided in the last 30 seconds.
I hope they don't start setting cars on fire if the lakers win
For gods sake I hope Mike Wilbon and Jon Barry take the Celtics to win so I can all but guarantee the Lakers will win
No what I'm getting tired of? Seeing that (bleep) 9-2 stat... The Celtics' record in the previous 11 finals against the Lakers.
Hey Magic actually picked the Lakers to win tonight lol
We can't relax. Boston always seems to bounce back from bad losses
A wounded dog is a dangerous one. We can't let the Celtics surprise us.
We need to pop Rondo right in his boo-boo.
We have so many things stacked up in our favor and yet I am as nervous as I have ever been before a game.
Kobe looks like he gonna kill someone
I don't like the body language of the Lakers they look tired
Damn we are crashing the boards big time. Great, great sign.
Rondo picks up a quick foul. Love it
Refs letting em play. I like
Sheed is hacking every play man!
Does Doc Rivers ever say anything that isn't solely for the benefit of the cameras?
Gasol is playing soft again
Guard Wallace! He is the x-factor.
The entire Celtics team should have fouled out already
What a (bleep) joke - swallowing their whistles like little (bleep)
Refs letting them get away with manslaughter just because they can't get a rebound
Laker offense is looking very lost. Celtics' D is intense right now - we going to have to figure it out
Seriously, they're getting away with beating the crap out of Lakers players, how much did somebody pay for the game to go green?
We have the advantage in the middle and our bigs can't hit water if they fell out of a boat!
We can't finish at the basket, can't draw fouls.
Wow. Lakers are not going to get a FT tonight no matter what. Unfortunately, that favors the Celtics. I'm all for letting them play, but L.A. Is getting mugged right now.
Lakers are going to have to bleed to get a foul called
Not calling fouls definitely favors Celtics BS bball.
Man we are getting hacked with no fouls.
Celtics playing harder then us (got away with some fouls though). But this is game 7 cant worry about officiating
The Celtics are not playing harder - they're playing ROUGHER and being allowed to by the refs. HUGE difference.
Refs clearly are not going to give us any calls at all, to try and even up the game. That's just pure corruption.
Seems like Boston is getting every break so far in this game from the refs.
We need to send Mbenga out there and have him take the head off one of the Big Three, if the refs keep swallowing their whistles.
This D won't get it done.
Those are clearly fouls by the Celtics. that's not just being physical. Refs just want a close game. Celtics can't compete with the laker boards.
Lakers D is rather poor.
Boston is putting multiple defenders on Pau and Kobe and challenging everyone else to make a shot.
Celtics allowed to foul on every inside shot with no calls, and Celtics getting most of their points off of uncalled moving screens.
Big Baby has as many points as Kobe
This one's probably already decided, folks. If they're able to play "defense" like THIS? No one can beat that.
Boston's D is suffocating tonight.
Celtics getting good shots and Lakers getting bad ones only thing is we are killing them on the glass.
The Lakers look nervous. They rush thing way too much. Especially Kobe! I can't believe he gets nervous.
The Celtics are simply out executing the Lakers so far, especially on defense.
I'm not liking the flow of this game so far. The refs are letting the Celtics get away with too much. They have already missed like 4 or 5 fouls.
Refs are feeling sorry for Boston because they don't have Perkins
The team that won the 1st quarter has won every game so far in this series
Our bigs NEVER give us an advantage offensively, they're too weak. All one can hope for is that our bigs show up DEFENSIVELY, and focus on rebounding.
Celtics are playing harder right now
They expect to win now. Theyre taking this for granted now!! We need game 6 energy!!!!!!!!!!
I have the feeling this is already over, just like I felt in all of our other losses early on.
EPIC CHOKE JOB BY KOBE BRYANT
Well, one thing we've all learned about Kobe -- he isn't going to quit shooting.
Ray Allen is clawing people and they don't call it 75% of the time.
They've turned the defense up and lakers are struggling.. Phil, DO SOMETHING!
Potentially down 9 to a team missing their starting C. Way to go guys.
We're playing terrible.....thank god we're tall
There you go 3 on KG
Reminds me of Game 4, had our chance to win and the stupid team kept on bricking easy shots
Lol jack allowing garnett to crash
Terrible refereeing tonight. To open the game they allowed the C's to manhandle us in the paint which didn't allow us to jump out to a quick start, Now they are calling ticky tacks on us. This is a screw job big time.
The refs are trying to make up 4 the absence of Perkins and this is bogus.
When Ron has to carry the load offensively, you know we're in trouble.
Don't blame the refs guys, we're just not executing on offense. They're sending 2-3 guys at Kobe and Pau on every touch, and they just aren't making the right play. They're trying to be the hero, and failing miserably.
When ray Allen misses an open 3, count your blessings
Damn Boston getting all the calls
The no replay is reminding me of the 2004 Finals when ABC was censoring all the bad calls against Lakers
You all wanted Joey Crawford well now you got him, still happy we got him
This game is RIGGED PERIOD..Stern wants it to be super close for the ratings
Wel'll get those fouls when it counts....don't worry. This is just to keep it interesting.
I've seen a lot of rigging in my day but this game is officially 100 percent RIGGED
Look in the mirror Kobe. We're losing because you suck right now! And the refs are giving them free points
Refs are feeling sorry for the C's because of Perkins, and trying to keep them in the game.
This ain't the refs Kobe is just playing either dumb or he's scared!
26% from the field. Kobe is a complete joke on offense. The Celtics are fouling him on EVERY SINGLE SHOT. This is not basketball. This is BS. We need someone off the bench to literally punch one of Kobe's defenders in the mouth.
I thought Perkins' injury would help Pau but instead he's being outplayed by Rasheed Wallace
This team might not be good enough to win..same crap from 2008
Kobe is such a stupid player sometimes.
Game over ladies and gents I'm sick of this team.
This team looks completely unprepared against a team with a ridiculous amount of weaknesses.
Phil doesn't have anything up his sleeve.. He is not trying to help this team.. it's just the same old, same old..
I don't have a good feeling about this game. But it's not over yet.
It's just ironic we bring it down to 6 without Kobe but we go down while he's involved. Celtics are clamping down on him not only double teams but triple teams. It's hard to get out a pass with 3 defenders.
I think Kobe should just leave the game.
Refs not letting up. Showing their killer instinct.
Game 6 blowout was the worst thing to happen to la cause they came in overconfident
If we somehow, by some miracle, win this game, its NOT on Kobe..he doesn't deserve MVP for this series, it goes to Ron
All Kobe is doing is bitching at his teammates, whining to the refs, and playing like crap. He doesn't deserve a ring.
The refs will not call a foul for Kobe complete BS
This team is a (bleep) tease....keep getting close and then letting it slip away..we aint winning this
4 pt game after 3. After all the crappy play we can still win it!
It's pathetic that the Celtics are playing like crap and we are losing
Yes, we got the Cs to start complaining about calls. Get them frustrated and we can take this!!
This is it LA hasn't won a 4th quarter, it ends tonite.
Well, the lakers in the 4th have been bad all postseason for the most part. This would be a great time to finally have a good one.
Lets hope Celtics play (bleep) as hell in the 4th and blow it like there notorious for doing
This is where the refs can either help us or kill us.
Kobe is doing what he always does negatively! Blame others for his mistakes and now he's just choking!
It looks like the refs are going to make this come own to a buzzer beater.
Celtics are playing just as bad as us.
The nba will be finished if they hand this to the Celtics
We've had EVERY SINGLE CHANCE to come back and blown it. I just don't see us winning
Refs are helping Boston way too much.
Stop whining, Kobe. You fouled the crap out of the dude.
A LOT OF CONTACT BUT I'M GLAD THEY ARE LETTING THEM PLAY BALL ......
Gasol is the biggest choker I've ever seeeeeeeeen
I'm calling it, Lakers not winning this one. Mentally weak, 9 missed FT in a game 7? You kidding me?
This team deserves to lose..missing all those free throws
Kobe!!! When it matters
Things are going right for the Lakers right now
Pierce is the only guy that can beat us now.. If we shut him down, we got this
Allen, too. He's shot horribly but he's the type who'll nail a shot anytime.
This buries all the boo hoo about KG going down last year. Argument settled, the Lakers are better.
Wow, refs have had their finger print on this series way to much.
Do the refs get a ring too for winning this for the lakers?
Can you even argue what the refs did for the lakers? I mean, I'm a lakers fan but I hate when refs have WAY too much to do with the actual game. Its basically a flawed game if you ask me.