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Live from the Finals, Game 2: Lakers vs. Celtics

BK here.  Wow, fans are fired up.  During the National Anthem, whenever they showed a Laker on the Jumbotron, the crowd booed.  Then a Celtic, with wild cheering.  Another Laker, more booing.  Right now, the members of the Boston Pops who performed tonight are wondering why the crowd only seemed to enjoy half of their effort. 

After the Lakers were introduced, they're now showing highlights from Game 1, leading off with Paul Pierce's return to the court in Game 1, and capped with KG's offensive rebound and dunk that sealed the deal for Boston.

It's certainly a hostile environment for a very important Game 2. 

FIRST QUARTER:

Celtics turn the ball over on their first trip, as Kendrick gets dinged for the illegal screen.  The Lakers respond with a nice possession- an offensive rebound for Gasol, then the reset, swing the ball around and Fish finds a cutting LO to get the Lakers on the board.

Pierce hits a three on the other end, and the Celtics are up 3-2. 

10:20- Kobe grabs the offensive board but misses the putback.  I know he talked about bunnies in Game 1- that was a bunny.

10:06- Vlad picks up his second foul, and PJ comes back with Ariza.  Solid move.

In Game 1, when Vlad got into foul trouble, PJ responded with Sasha, and it threw off the entire rotation once Fish had to come back in on Cassell, Kobe had to pick him up, etc.  Now with Ariza, they basically keep the substitution pattern the same and hopefully get the regular minutes that they want from everyone else.

8:00- Nice play from Gasol, backing Perkins down in the post, faking right, going with the left hand for the bucket.  Points in the post.  They need that.  10-5.

5:07- Timeout on the floor, Lakers up 15-12, and Boston making a little push.  The Lakers are doing a much better job early in Game 2 getting the ball inside.  LO had a nice tip in off the offensive glass over Perkins, Gasol hit a baby hook with the left over Perkins in the lane, then had a great move backing down Garnett and throwing down with the right hand.  Good patience, good aggressiveness.  If they can keep this up, combine it with Kobe's normal crank up as the game goes on and they could be in good shape.

The important thing is that they don't want to freak out and stop doing all the things that got them there, just because the Celtics are a strong team.

Walton in for Ariza out of the TO.  He's guarded by Pierce.

4:18- Good play by Gasol and Walton.  Luke had Pierce sealed on his back, Pau led him forward, and Walton was able to go in for the layup.  Good recognition, good pass, good finish. 

3:45- Allen hits a three over Kobe, and it's tied at 17. 

Allen fouls Kobe on the other end- it's the first Celtics foul of the game, over eight minutes in. 

3:04- 19-18 LAL.  The Celtics are still making things very tough for Kobe, who is now trying to get into the post on Allen.  The looks are coming for other players right now, and they'll have to get Kobe catching and moving to find him some space. 

2:06- Kobe throws a pretty weak elbow- it' looked more like he was putting his arm up to gain position on Allen, and he just wasn't there yet.  Either way, it was a pretty soft whistle to pick up his second foul of the game.  Full speed it looked much worse than it did on the replay... and at full speed it still didn't look that bad. Two on Kobe, two on Vlad. 

Farmar and Sasha in off the TO.

:44.3- Farmar draws a foul on Rondo, his first.  The trip before, Garnett hit a big shot for the Celtics at the bottom of the 24, after the Lakers had done a nice job and forced the Celtics into a hurried shot. 

Wow, that was a clear flop on Perkins. That kind of thingThen it gets worse for the Lakers, as LO picks up his second foul on the next Celtics possession.  The Lakers end the quarter with Vlad, Kobe, and LO all with two fouls. 

Farmar hits a big three at the end of the quarter, and the Lakers are up 22-20.

END OF THE FIRST:

On the scoreboard, it's a good quarter.  The Lakers got inside with Gasol, Odom made his way into the lane a couple times, Fish has stuck some good open looks.  Kobe has only taken four shots, made one.  On the other end, the Lakers are doing a good job, holding Boston to 20 points, keeping them off the glass (one offensive rebound), and forcing five TOs.   They certainly look like a more composed bunch tonight.  They've had much more to say about the pace and flow of the game tonight than they did on Thursday.

SECOND QUARTER:

Seconds in for LA- all of 'em.  Ariza, Turiaf, Walton, Farmar, Sasha.  With three starters having three fouls, PJ has to try and get some minutes from these guys. 

11:21- Sasha gets hit for the reach before Powe gets contact inside, but fortunately he misses the shot.  Two FTs go down, and we're tied at 22.

9:40- Pierce hits a three, and PJ is forced to call a timeout, likely to get some new personnel on the floor.  There's just not enough offense with that group.  The bad charge call on LO and the faux elbow against Kobe have certainly hamstrung the Lakers at the top of the quarter.  10-0 run to start the quarter for the Celtics. 

PJ hoped to squeeze some minutes from the seconds given all the foul trouble, but I don't think he'll be able to.  Kobe, LO, Vlad all back after the timeout.

Kobe hits his first shot on the return.  They've got him operating out of the post, and he and Posey are beating on each other pretty good. 

8:10- Great offensive rebound from Vlad, then a lucky break as the pass he threw out to the top of the key as he was falling out of bounds was tipped, but went right to Odom who put it down. 

On the other end, Turiaf picks up a questionable foul on Powe- looked like he went straight up to defend the shot as the ball came into the post.  That's two on him, and another Laker with some early foul trouble. 

7:04- Kobe hits a jumper at the top of the key over Powe.  Said Mark Heisler sitting next to me, "That's another 20 foot bunny with a hand on his face."  Lakers down 36-30.

6:40- Fish reaches in on the Garnett drive and picks up his second foul.  They really do like to do things as a team.

5:50- Pierce blows by Vlad on the perimeter like he's standing still- was he actually standing still, and has way too much room to roam inside on the Lakers- he dishes to Perkins who up-fakes Pau completely out of position, and as Gasol lands on his back Perkins gets the layup.  He'll go to the line with a chance to put the Celtics up by nine.  Right now, it's 40-32 with a timeout on the floor.

The Lakers are still struggling to find rhythm offensively after a pretty strong start.  Only 10 points in the quarter, and most importantly, they've been to the line all of one time--- on a technical foul.  Boston: 14 trips, nine alone for Powe.

5:30- Nice play by Odom, tipping in the Vlad tip of the Kobe miss from downtown.  That's Odom's second tip in, but it was set up by a good effort from Vlad to keep the play alive.  Vlad hurt them with the early two, but it seems to have fired him up a little.  He's been very active since he returned to the game.

4:42- The Lakers finally get a bit of a make up call, as Perkins is hit with a pretty weak push off call underneath.  Looked like he had position on Odom.  That's his third.

4:22- Nice recognition by Vlad and Pau- after the screen switch, Gasol had Pierce on his back.  Vlade left him the ball, and Pau want straight over Pierce, backing him down and putting it in with the right hand to get the bucket and draw the and one on Pierce.  That's his second.  Lakers down by 4, 41-37.

2:52- Timeout Lakers, as consecutive triples from teh Lakers give the Celtics a 10 point lead.  The Lakers have totally been removed from their offense.  They're struggling to find good looks for Kobe, who is in turn trying to create them himself, which is hurting the offense.  The threw in a little P and R on the last possession before Fish took a very bad shot from downtown.  That could help.

2:05- A triple from Vlad Rad cuts the lead to 47-40.  He's been one of their best players in the quarter.

1:53- Ouch.  Kobe picks up his third, running through Pierce while chasing Allen around the floor.  He'll have to sit for the rest of the half, and Allen gets both FTs (the Lakers are in the penalty).  Sasha in for Kobe.   

:23.9- Fish picks up his third.  This isn't good.


HALFTIME: 54-42 Boston. 

A promising start has turned sour for the Lakers, as they've continued to struggle with fouls.  Kobe has three, Fish has three, Vlad started the game with two, LO has two, Ariza two, Turiaf two, and so on.  All told, it's 17 personals in the first half for the Lakers, 10 for the Lakers.  FT disparity, 19-2 Boston, and one of those for the Lakers was on a Garnett technical foul.  So in game play, it's 19-1.  The Lakers are getting it done in the paint behind a strong 13 from Gasol and eight from Odom, but the Celtics have effectively removed Kobe as a threat going to the basket, and you can see he's getting frustrated.

On the ol' to do list, the Lakers have done a good job on the boards, with a 19-17 advantage, but clearly haven't mastered teh whole "don't foul" thing.  Some of that is home court for Boston, some of that is aggressiveness on their part, but the officiating hasn't been particularly helpful to say the least.  Some very critical calls on Odom and Kobe early that have changed the flow of the game considerably. 

It's a good thing halftime in the Finals is long, because they have a lot to talk about.

THIRD QUARTER:

Nothing like web access in the upper press box.

Anyway, with 4:29 left, the Lakers have used a 6-0 run to cut the Boston lead to nine.  Three straight plays off screens, with Kobe moving the ball.  High screen and roll with Pau and Kobe, LO flashes to high post, Kobe hits him, Pau rolls, easy dunk.  Pretty.  Next play, Kobe comes off the Pau screen, finds space, hits the tough J.  Then Kobe rolls over, finds Pau flashing to the FT line for an open jumper.  Better ball movement, more baskets. 

The Celtics are a tough team to come back on, especially if things get rushed.  The Lakers just have to continue to be patient and work the ball around.   PJ employs a baby press out of the TO.  More for show than anything else.

3:00- Consecutive poor plays from Vlad, as he drives and kicks to... nobody, then loses Pierce on hte other side for an easy Boston bucket.  Kobe forces two straight threes and the Lakers look extremely close to coming unglued.

Luke in for Vlad, and misses his first J.  Allen hits a three on the other end in the left corner as LO can't find him on the break, Kobe turns the ball over trying to lob the ball to Pau in the post, and off the TO, the Celtics come back and get an easy layup for Powe, from Rondo on the little lob in transition.  The Celtics lead is now up to 20, and the Lakers officially have, um, issues.  They're just getting thoroughly outplayed in every aspect of the game. 

Boston is able to break them down in almost every trip down, and the Lakers haven't been able to stay disciplined on the other side, or hit anything from the perimeter that might stretch things out.

1:20- Lakers down 79-59.

1:10- And in the "bad to worse" category, LO picks up his fifth, a charge into Brown trying to drive to the hoop. 

END OF THE THIRD:

Powe punctuates the quarter with a dunk, as the Lakers get burned by Rondo penetration to end the quarter.  They double Pierce on the wing, he passes out to Rondo, who drives in space, has an open look and an easy dump to Powe who has an even easier dunk.  83-61.  There's always hope... but man alive, there ain't much right now.

FOURTH QUARTER:

10:00- The Lakers are still down by 21 as the Lakers are getting some ball movement, but no stops defensively.  They're still being broken down.  At this point, though, they're being careful not to foul and put the Lakers on the line.  The only way they're going to lose this game is to give them free points. 

9:20- Farmar hits another three, and the Lakers are down 18.

KG comes back with two jumpers in front of Turiaf on the other end, and the Celtics lead is back to 20. 

During the TO, they're playing "Don't Stop Believing."  Not a hard thing for the Celtics fans to buy into right now.  PJ comes out of the TO with Gasol and Rad back on the floor, and give up what might have been the worst baset in basketball history, a coast to coast dunk from Leon Powe, in which nobody even moved to defend him.  That was awful. 

6:45- Pau to Kobe attempt at the alley oop goes awry, as Kobe can't get the handle the pass, and the ball goes out of bounds.  That's about how things have been going. 

5:56- Lakers down 96-78.

4:41- The Celtics are more than willing to trade buckets, and are now laying off the Lakers on that end, which is why they're scoring with more easy.  Unfortunately, because the Lkers are down by so much, they have to take a lot of risks defensively, and Boston is getting a lot of clean looks, making it tough to get any traction. 

3:48- The lead is down to 13, so it's still a game, but barring a miracle, the hole is too big.

2:45- But at least they're still playing.  Kobe triple cuts the deficit to 11, but they'll send Rondo to the line out of the TO, as Sasha fouls him on the drive.

2:15- Kobe drives and hits the floater along the right block to cut the lead down to nine, but Pierce converts inside on the other end.  Back to 11. Kobe gets inside again for another layup.  Fish gets the steal, Vlad goes the other way, hits Sasha, who buries the three.  Celtics now by six with a minute six to play...

1:03- Vlad Rad forces the steal, then goes the other way for the dunk.  It looked initially like he traveled, but on the replay it was that Euro off-step takeoff.  Lakers down by four with a minute on the clock and Boston with the ball.  Clearly I put this one in the win category too early.  The Celtics went into the prevent defense, and the Lakers have brought the game back.  Now it's a question of a) if the Lakers can get stops, and b) if the Celtics can turn it up again.

Pierce fouls Kobe on the floor, and Bryant goes to the line and hits two.  Lakers down by a pair.  They need a stop...

Fish fouls Pierce on the drive, and he'll go to the line for two with 22.8 left on the clock... makes the first.  Three point Boston lead.

and the second.  Lakers call timeout, down 106-102. 

Sasha tries to take a three, and Pierce recovers to block it. Not the shot they were looking for.  Posey tracks down the ball, and is fouled by Fish who was pushing for ball.  Posey makes two, and that's gonna be it. 

Final score 108-102.

More to come.

BK


 

 
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WHERE THE LAKERS MAKE THE CELTICS LOOK LIKE THE GREATEST OFFENSIVE MACHINE TO EVER PLAY

Never in history has a team lost a game by 20 due to refs. your team plays horrible defense that depends on reaching in, then having that bearded stiff act like a whiny dork the whole game.

Wake up and realize that basketball is about defense , rebounding and taking the ball to the basket !!!

GO CELTS !!!!

REFEREES HERE.

Just thought we'd check in to see how we rigged, err we mean called the game?

Send your thoughts to We_love_the_celtics@yahoo.com

I respect Kobe for going hard till the end

Kobe needs to stop settling for jump shots and get to the free throw line.

Why does Posey keep fouling Kobe after the whistle? That's the 3rd time this series.

MF must be deaf.

A Boston Massacre.

I won't say it's so much that the Lakers played poorly, I truly believe the Celts are a superior team.

They have 3 allstars to our one, and they have veteran bench to our group of newbies.

They just have a better team than we do, bloggers. Don't worry, we'll get Bynum next year and will get rid of Vlad, and we'll be better.

We're the #2 team in the league right now, and the Celts are getting older. We'll be okay next year.

Kobe pushed in the back on an alley oop

no call

yow, for the person who hates everyting thats green and throws it away.. ya money's green too, throw it to me :D
GO CELTICS

Someone paid off these refs or threatened their families.

Just sick..

Seriously, I spoke to a guy at the bar and he was telling me that mafia bookies picked the Celtics to win by two.

This disparity in foul calling is beyond crazy.

GO LAKERS!

"Never in history has a team lost a game by 20 due to refs"

Mark it down everyone! History made tonight, Sunday June 8 2008!! You might need it for a trivia game someday.

Money is not green everywhere stupid

again fisher or vujacic should'nt be driving to the basket!!!!!!!!!

again fisher or vujacic should'nt be driving to the basket!!!!!!!!!

Phil Jackson is getting out Coach by Doc Rivers!

The Lakers inc. Kobs have given up on the refs.
I for one, think the Lakers s/d just give up and call attention to how badly officiated this game. Let the Celts win by 40 points to emphasize the fact that this Celts win was scripted right from the start.
Work with that anger and blow out the Celts in LA.

Contact the NBA here:

http://tinyurl.com/3kd3hc

Now when the game is decided the reff are going to even out the free throw line
PATHETIC

I ain't waiting for next year...this year we take it!!!

GO LAKERS!!!

Boston and Doc Rivers are complaining that they got a foul called on Fisher, even though Fish was practically tossed to the ground. Its the 4th quarter, they are up in fouls 30-4, and they still think they are getting hosed??

DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE FREE THROW DISPARITY

NOW THAT THE GAME IS OUT OF REACH, THE LAKERS WILL GET A LOT OF CALLS TO BRING THE TOTALS TO A MORE RESPECTABLE LEVEL

Kobe MUST guard Pierce from now on. Time to put a lid on that cat.

Start Sasha on Ray Allen, and let Kobe silence Pierce.

Maybe the tide will turn your way, and glow red back in La La Land. The Lakers can still make this a series, and not get swept again.

But just once, just just just once, I'd like to hear Laker fans acknowledge and commend the Boston Celtics for some lock-down play. No, no, no, nevermind, what am I thinking! Let's rephrase.

The other night it was Luke. Tonight it will be Vlad. Just once, I'd like to see the finger or "blame" pointed to the real culprit; the Boston Celtics, who are something else! No?

Sonnybelfast

BK

Why do u point out the stupidest play our team has made all game. Like if we don't know we getting our ass*s kicked already. Thanks brother

I just sent the league an email complaing about the officiating. I encourage all of you to do the same.

I hate to say this but the Lakers played thier best game against the Celtics in game 1....this team has no heart...well at least they're not like the Mavs...they lack the brain capacity for mental toughness....I hate to say it guys, this will be the worst Finals loss I've ever witnessed...I'm calling a sweep.

Who wants to win next year? Let's win now and next year. This is ridiculous. We need to make adjustments now. The triangle isn't getting us the looks we need against Boston's defense.

Powe is killing us. The foul call disparity is troubling but it isn't why we are losing.

it's official Phil jackson is cheating on jeannie with puke walton

This one hurts...

Nelson,

And you going to be our bit@#. Even if Lakers loose this series, look at Miami - THIS IS CELTS FUTURE!!!

This is the most lopsided series in the history of the Laker Celtic rivalry. Well, maybe back 50 years. At least during the 60 and 80's there were more evenly matches. This laker roster turned out to be the biggest joke when it matter the most.
Outclassed
Outcoached
Overmatched.

http://video.aol.com/video-detail/
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All Celtic fans....... You may win tonight but you will lose the series.

If your a celtic fan, than go live in Boston. Why are you in LA??

oh yeah, that's right Boston sucks

LAKERS POR VIDA mother F@$%!!


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If the Lakers get this kind of biased officiating in Staples, there won't be any Celtics left to play the fourth quarter, they'll all have 8 fouls.

I mean seriously, is there a possession where they don't blatantly foul someone and no whistle is blown? What rule book are they using tonight?

At least they painted the half court stripe all the way across tonight. Too bad they didn't think of that before game 1, when it actually would've made a difference on 2 important blown calls.

every time somebody drives to the pain from the celtics they get a foul, how are the lakers supposed to play defense?

DOC RIVERS-----2
NINE RINGS-------0

CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR NINE RING'S COMMENTS AFTER THE GAME

"Just once, I'd like to see the finger or "blame" pointed to the real culprit; the Boston Celtics, who are something else! No?"

Posted by: sonnybelfast

Are the Celtics the ones in black and white stripes? If so, they're doing an incredible job of beating the Lakers.

Like I said before:

They want Garnett, Pierce and Allen to win it all this year! So this year the oldies may will get it.

I understand like someone just said above: Garnnett was chosen to be the face of the NBA this year well then he'll get his ring thanks to the NBA officials who want the hard working Garnett to win it now.

Well the Lakers didn't necessarely play well this last two games but those calls.... were just rediculous like the suits Greg Sager wears in a regular basis.

Phil is being outcoached by Doc Rivers! Phil needs to go!

sorry, that might not have posted right. Anyway, where were you in April 2000? I almost went to bed early, but I didn't.

WELL, I HAVE TO SAY, WE AT LEAST MADE IT TO THE FINALS. BUT WE'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO WIN 3 IN LA.

PHIL IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE MUCH IN THE GAMES IN LA. KOBE MIGHT WILL HIS WAY TO 2 WINS BUT WE'RE NOT WINNING ALL 3 GAMES.

I THINK WE DON'T NEED TO RESIGN LAMAR ODOM.

SAVE THAT MONEY FOR SOMEONE ELSE THAT IS A SCORER.

1) LET LAMAR GO. SAVE THAT MONEY FOR A PG OR SF

2) FIND A WAY TO PACKAGE WALTON,VLAD AND MIHM TO GET A SF OR PG.

MITCH SEES THE WEAKNESSES AND HE'LL MAKE THE TRADES. I DON'T THINK PJ MAKING $12 MILLION SHOULD BE EXCUSED FOR THIS. IF YOU'RE MAKING $12 MILLION, JUST GETTING TO THE FINALS ISN'T GOING TO CUT IT!

Your right WATERBOY....... We still have 3 games in LA


I ain't hear no fat lady sing yet.......

Hey Celtic fans

BOSTON SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

That's right I said it


I LOVE LA!

Gasol's playing great.

GO LAKERS!

goddammit radmanovic get the rebound!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RAD=TOTAL MORON....

they need to take him out...please!

Radmanovic missed a big shot

Vlad... missed rebound 2 pionts for allen missed 3 point shot..
5 point wich.. Fhiim

why is vlad in this game.

Cant get rebounds.

Takes bad shots.

Makes no shots.

3-10 from the floor

Despicable.

Seriously, the worst refereeing I have ever seen in the playoffs in any sport.

Just ridiculous.

GO LAKERS!

13 point game...32 to 8...

The refs seriously expect us to believe Paul Pierce, with an injured knee, jumped from behind Pau, legally tapped that ball away without fouling on the rebound attempt?

Now, replay that for about 3.5 hours and you've basically got this game in a nutshell.

Posted by: Who are You

DOC RIVERS-----2
NINE RINGS-------0

CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR NINE RING'S COMMENTS AFTER THE GAME


I CAN PREDICT HIS COMMENTS: WE'RE NOT GETTING OUR ACTIONS GOING. THE ACTIONS ARE ANGLED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

SOMETHING DUMB THAT REALLY DON'T MAKE SENSE. AND THAT DUMB AZZ SMILE ON THIS FACE.

As I have said, Garnett shoots well in blowout games but disappears in close games...

If the Lakers can make the games close (well, I'm actually hoping for 3 blowout games in favor of LA), Garnett will disappear and the Lakers will only have to worry about Pierce and his fake knee injury.

But this game ain't over yet...

GO LAKERS!!!!

sonny-

we haven't lost yet.

The Lakers had no chance. This one was in the bag in the beginning. The refs are wearing green undershirts.

Lamar had 5 fouls at the end of the third quarter?

Come on.

Oh, and you Celtics fans continue your streak of classless, tacky blogging. I've never been to a Celtics blog.... ever. Why come to ours?

I can see how the Lakers are losing.

1. THey have no penetration on offense. Boston is forcing the Lakers to be a jump shooting team. They are crowding the middle.

2. The Lakers are giving Boston all the penetration it wants. I can't believe how easily Boston is getting to the hoop. If they don't get to the hoop, they have a very short jump shot close to the rim.

SOLUTION::

1. The Lakers have to attack the rim. They should space the floor and move better on offense to show up Boston as having an illegal defense. Right now, they are very stagnant. Please someone, attack the rim! Pau did some early in the game. This kept the Lakers close. But no one else is attacking. Even Kobe is settling for a jump shot.

2. The as they bottled up Utah and New Orleans, the Lakers have to stop penetrations. They have to turn Boston into jump shooters. When you are nervous, the jump shots start missing.

I keep seeing Boston going toward the rim. They aren't settling for jump shots but the Lakers are.

You can't win as a jump shooting team. Tell that to Seattle, San Antonio, etc.

When the Lakers defend well enough to make Boston a jump shooting team, Boston misses.

The Lakers have to attack the rim. They can't let a wall of Boston defenders get in the way. THey can slice through them.

Attack, attack, attack.
Otherwise, go home. Even Kobe. I can't believe how he is settling. Of course he won't get calls.

The team that does not attack the rim gets fewer fouls called and has fewer foul shot opportunities. Duh. There is no need for the Lakers to complain. They have only themselves to blame.

I can't believe how they lost that attacking mentality. They had it with the Spurs. That is why there was such a disparity in fouls. THey had it against Utah. That's why there was such a disparity in fouls.

Attack! Attack! Attack!

Lakers - listen! I can't stand watching weenies.

as of now im retiring from watching nba basketball. The is the most obviously rigged game in the history of profesional sports. i have been watching sports for 15 years and have league pass and and i watch 90% of the games. this is bs f** this league F*** the refs. im not watching any more of this corrupted league and the biased announcers i am just speachless. 30-6 freethrow disparity!!! 30-6! GREAT JOB REFS LETS GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE TO DAVID STERN AND TO ALL THE REFEREES FOR MAKING THIS GAME SO FUN TO WATCH AND FOR CALLING IIT SO FAIRLY!! THANKS FOR COSTING US A CHAMPIONSHIP!!! YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! NOT NOT NOT MY A** F** THIS LEAGUE DAVID STERN SINGLEHANDEDLY RUINING PROFESIONAL BASKETBALL YOU C*CKSUCKER.

Every time the Lakers get close...

its FOUL L.A....

who fouled Rondo?

WHO?!!!

Phil just told Radmanovich to get the hell out of his chair.

Vladdy sat in Phil's chair during that limeout.......hilarious!

Can they stop gushing about Powe? Im not trying to be mean, but his life story did not impress me. There are countless guys in the NBA who have struggled with poverty and so forth. Besides, the state of California gives the most money for welfare, so I dont know why his mom is stealing from a grocery store. Plus they keep talking about him going to class...the coach said that he nobody had to tell him to go to class...welll GOOD. THATS WHAT YOURE SUPPOSED TO DO.

I rather hear about Radmanvoic growing up in wartorn Serbia, rather than Powe going to class.

I'm sorry Im a liberal democrat not some conservative survival of the fittest guy, but im really not that sad for Powe, other than his mom passed away.

Every time the Lakers get close...

its FOUL L.A....

who fouled Rondo?

WHO?!!!

We have to respect what Kobe is doing this quarter. He doesn't quit.

Lakers making a run!!!

Kobe hitts a 3!
Rajan Rondo with a fadeaway and getts a bail out call!!!!!
just a joke a big big joke

Seriously, something is wrong.

In the context of things, that last foul was not a foul.

Something is seriously wrong here.

We get close.

Fouls come out of nowhere.

Something is wrong.

Someone needs to put these refs up to a lie detector.

This is not good.

Not at all. Not at all.

Objectively, not even as a Lakers fan, something is seriously fricken wrong here.

GO LAKERS!

The Referees Stinks but Phil Jackson Stinks More. The Triangle is not Working. Stay in pick and roll with Kobe and Gasol or Odom ! Doc Rivers is out coaching Phil Jackson.

I like it that the Lakers didn't quit tonight. Still battling even though the outcome was decided

real fans stick through the thick and the thin.....we still have 3 games at home so stop forfeiting after just two losses!

Smush is gone, Kwame is gone, Cookie is gone ... now we need to get Walton out of here asap. I seriously think he is having an affair with Phil Jackson though, because there is no other explanation. The guy can't play, no athleticism, has zero hops ... I dont get it

i don't know what's worst

waiting 48 hours, reading all the lakers' death stories and wanting to get this awful taste outta your mouth

or

watching that creepy magic-larry commercial. ...


Thoughts:

Refs suck.

Odom is a shrinking violet.

Gasol brought his A game.

Are the Hawks and Cavs better than the Lakers?

We lose this year, but hoping to be competitive and take it 7 games.

Lakers win 70 games next year and win title going 15-1 in playoffs.

C-ya.

LAL_Fan

YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER PJ APOLIGEST. YOU'RE AS WAHED-UP AS NINE-RINGS.

COME ON WITH YOUR TIRED COMMENTS LIKE .....

"YOU HAVEN'T WON NINE RINGS HAVE YOU SO SHUT UP'
"YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BASKETBALL SO HOW ARE YOU GOING TO CALL OUT A COACH WITH NINE RING'

BRING THOSE ZINGERS BLIND MAN

im a celtic fan, but dont life in the states. i just like to see how you guys get irritated and frustrated.
and oh, i think the celtics will win the series 4-1 or if you dont like that, lakers will lose 4-1 hahaha
GOOOOOOOO CELTICS!!!!

Believe it or not, the Celtics have total of 32 free throws compared to the Lakers 8's. Nice help refs azzz!

Korey,

No one fouled Rondo.

That's the problem.

It happens once. I understand.

It happens 20 times? Something is SERIOUSLY wrong.

Seriously.

This is nonsense.

The mafia or David Stern is upsetting the natural outcome of this game. Period.

GO LAKERS!

Korey,

No one fouled Rondo.

That's the problem.

It happens once. I understand.

It happens 20 times? Something is SERIOUSLY wrong.

Seriously.

This is nonsense.

The mafia or David Stern is upsetting the natural outcome of this game. Period.

GO LAKERS!

Marvin Morris is stinks even more than refs. He is telling something about triangle, Lakers did not play any today.

Phred,

This is true. I'm rooting for ya, but one question:

Is this a taco night in Boston?

Sonnybelfast

No quittin for Kobe and Lakers!

Radmanovic? Some bone headed plays yes, but he currently has adouble/double in rebounds and scoring.

Comeback?

WHERE'S THE FRICKEN FOUL OF PAUL PIERCE?

GO LAKERS!

Celtic Fans are you sweating

F u all in BOSTON

Celtics are FALLING APART!

was it just me or did someone just hold kobe's jersey

EVERYBODY, TURN YOUR TVS BACK ON. THE LAKERS ARE COMING BACK!!!!

OH MY GOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD

coming backkkk

Here we coommeee!!!

Is there a way we can add 2 minutes to the game clock?

Unbelieveable play by Sasha and Rad Vlad.

Take out the refs and we're up by 17.

GO LAKERS!

im shocked!

All non believers, get off this blog!!!!!

The worst officiated game in Finals history and the Lakers might still steal it!
I'm loving it!

What a TRAVEL by RADMONOVIC?!!!!

ITS ABOUT TIME WE GET A CALL...

hey, i'm super excited about this comeback too, but MAN that was a major travel by the radman

THE CROWD IS STUNNED

We're still not getting any calls (Fisher flattened by Pierce), but we're taking it to the Celtics HARD, just to let them know, you're gonna have a major fight on your hands for the next 3 games.

Hey Boston Fans........

I see a problem.........

WERE BACK!!!!

F@%!........ the celtics


Come to LA we will win

Yeah I dont understand why all the opposing teams' fans keep coming to this blog. Its like people who leave their hometown to live in L.A. All the New Yorkers, Chicagoans and Bostonians who live here and then say their city is the best but chose to retire here. Isnt retirement supposed to be the golden years? I would sure hate to be tortured for the good years.

Never give up! Never give up! Mike Iconalli!

lakers within 4? I so want to turn the tv back on, but I just know lakers have no chance to win

Apart from the 6 step Serbian polka to the basket, it's an incredible comeback. Kudos.

Sonnybelfast

 
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