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    Celtics
     
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    *waves hello from sunny LA* :p
     
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    In 08 we had no Bynum, meaning Odom had to start and Pau had to play C, two things you really dont want if you are the Lakers. Ariza was playing on a bad ankle and Pau had only been with the team for 5 months. Now we have Artest, Odom able to come off the bench and Bynum at about 70%. Starting lineups will be...

    Fisher/Rondo
    Kobe/Allen
    Artest/Pierce
    Pau/KG
    Bynum/Perkins

    In 08, the Celtics got away with putting Pierce on Kobe since Ariza was an undersized SF and Allen could play him, especially with a bad ankle and Sasha played alot more than he should have. Now with Artest, you can throw that out. Pierce has to play him. Kobe will abuse Allen one on one. He can shoot over him with ease or post him up and use his size. The Celtics will most likely double with Pierce leaving Artest open, this didnt work out too well for Phoenix, especially in game 6 where he dropped 25 on them.

    The Lakers will defend Rondo as they did Nash, they will build a wall in the paint with a big or two and force him to pass. Boston is not really a jump shooting team and they arent going to be deadly from 3 as Phoenix was. I really cant see any area where the Celtics have a big advantage, even with their bench. Powe, Posey, House and Brown all played big. Now you have Rasheed and Nate Robinson? Nowhere near the same effect. Odom will cancel Rasheed out and Nate is not going to do much damage. Tony Allen will have to deal with Kobe at times and Davis against Pau doesnt scare me.

    Lakers in 6
     
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    dmodert66 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nice summary. Artest is going to OWN Pierce. He wants that ring and he wants it BAD.

    BTW, for the Laker fans, if you didn't see it, try to find it somewhere. "The Association : The Los Angeles Lakers". It is an ESPN special that aired recently. Tons of cool behind the scenes stuff. After watching it, Kobe really has become quite the team leader...(I knew this already, but to see it on a day to day basis really brings it home)
     
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    Lakers !!!!!
     
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    I don't want to talk about it. :mad: (notice my location - pity me.)
     
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    I don't follow basketball so... what team is from Richfield, MN?
     
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    is it football season yet??? GO STEELERS.

    my mavs sucked it up in the playoffs once again so i really dont care
     
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    Can't wait for Football season...I'll be doing a custom theme for my Redskins after the NBA season is over :D
     
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    Lakers up by 9 at the end of the first half. GOOOOO LAKERS :). They're playing their butts off.
     
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    Hell yeah! Just got to keep it up for 3 and 1/2 more games!!!
     
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    Lakers up 81/64
     
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    make that 84
     
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    And game 1 is in the books. I don't think that Boston played too bad, but the Lake show played harder, faster and stronger....
     
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    Not so easy when the Lakers have a fully healthy team and homecourt is it Boston? :D Boston looked old and slow at times, they will play better in game 2 but they will need to play near perfect and hope the Lakers really suck to win in LA.
     
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    Go celtics...go KG...beat LA...For me Kobe is nothing...lol
     
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    O, and by the way, Phil Jackson is 47-0 in playoff series when the team wins the first game...just something to think about...
     
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    Woohoo Celtics! Thanks for losing! Do it 3 more times! I know you can do it!
     
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    Not to mention the team that wins game 1 wins the series 73% of the time :)
     
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    Woohoo! Suck it Boston! Good luck winning 3 of the next 4! 2 more wins till the next parade in LA :D
     
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    Before this game Paul Pierce said that they were not going to back to LA.

    There is still a chance he can be right ;)



    Fisher was a beast in that 4th quarter. Can't remember the last time I saw him dominate (and I lived in SoCal for 3 years). Not a Lakers fan (Rockets fan) but can't stand the effing Celtics. Plus Artest is a great player who always plays with his heart on his sleeve and I hope he wins a ring.
     
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    Go Lakers. It's now 2-1 Lakers. Celtics must've been a tad disappointed to lose at home.
     

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