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Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins will not play in Game 7

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Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins will not play during Game 7 of the Lakers-Celtics championship series after suffering torn MCL and PCL ligaments in his right knee Tuesday.

Doc Rivers said Wednesday that his starting center will remain benched after landing awkwardly on his knee during the first quarter of Boston's 89-67 Game 6 loss to the Lakers.

"He's not going to go," Rivers said. "I'll tell you that now. We'll figure out the match-ups later."


The injury occurred at the 5 minute, 30 second mark in the first quarter. Perkins went up for an offensive rebound after a Rajon Rondo-missed jumper. He leaped between Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant and landed awkwardly. He had to be helped to the locker room by his teammates and he did not return.

Perkins was on crutches during Wednesday's media availability. He said he will have an MRI when he returns to Boston later this week.

With him out Thursday, the Celtics are without their most physical presence inside. Even though Rivers didn't discuss how he would adjust his lineup or game plan, it figures that Rasheed Wallace, Glen Davis and Shelden Williams will help replace Perkins, with Wallace and Davis sharing the majority of the minutes.

"We're capable enough to pick up the slack for Perk," Davis said. "We're sad to see a player like that go down. We need him so badly but someone has to step up. I'll have to step up. Rasheed will have to step up. Shelden will have to step up. Kevin's going to have to step up. Everybody is going to have to step up."

--Baxter Holmes and Mark Medina

Photo: Kendrick Perkins grabs his knee after injuring it early in Game 6. Credit: Robert Gauthier, Los Angeles Times.

 
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I feel fine about it

Is this going to be some sort of stupid a-- rallying cry now? 'Do it for Perk?'

As far as I'm concerned, I don't care who they throw out there. I never thought Perk was of any consequence anyways....'Sheed, the Big Lady, or the kitchen sink, the Lakers need to pound whatever the Celtics throw out there.

Karma's a female dog, now isn't it celtic boys....

Perkins is a big loss for them, there is no one to beat on Gasol now. He is there best most physical low post defender. However, like I said, we've had Drew more and more hobbled as the series went on, so they get no sympathy for losing Perkins.

So I'm watching the game yesterday and my wife asks me why I'm not hootin and hollering. She just didn't understand that when you watch this team and everything is clicking, there is a peaceful state of consciousness.

Of course there were moments where I jumped out of my seat, Farmar's dunk, Shannon's dunk, but for the most part I was tranquil.

The feeling continues today, I just feel the Lakers are destined to win this series because they represent all that's good about basketball.

Trust me, this won't serve as a rallying cry, but more like an excuse...

Not to mention that there will definitely be A LOT LESS UGLY on the court tomorrow... but then again, Big Baby Droolvis will be out there... He's looks more RETARDED than ugly though... Gosh this is hard...

GASOL will have an independence day on Thursday without Perkins!


If Bynum plays, C's are in serious trouble. Knowing Bynum he will push himself in treatment to be there at game 7.


REBOUNDS WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS!


Without Perkins BYNUM and Gasol are in for a huge rebounding night.

All Lakers have to do now is focus on guarding Allen and Pierce and let Rondo and KG take the shots. REBOUND and no 2nd chance points. Get Gasol inside and make the play!

kg WILL BE IN FOUL TROUBLE GUARDING GASOL!


let's go lakers!!!!

LAKERS MUST BE VERY CAREFUL SOMETIMES WOUNDED LION (ess hehehe) can be dangerous...

perkins or no perkins lakers will have to even play better than game 6 to secure the win.


HalosAuntie pussy ......r u a fag?? u kno who is UGLY?? LAMAR ODOM'S WIFE

If all the Lakers show up again they will win. If its like game 5 and only Kobe shows, well the show is over - but I don't sense that in a game 7. Sometimes I don't understand these guys. They should dominate but Celtics have 3 games? Boston guys are not as good in talent but they are brawlers and have a lot of fight in em unlike some Laker boys who seem to take days off. Boston has only one hard fought win, the others looked like Laker days off. We hope they show up on the last day. Speaking of taking the day off, where did Rondo go? I hope he stays there. Also wonder which Ray Allen shows up?

Its gonna come down to the will to focus and deliver.

Title 18 shall be secured tomorrow night in the home of the LA Fakers. Love how after each win at Staples they drop confetti...they know that's as good as it's going to get.

For the first time since 2008 NBA FINALS, the real series begins with both Centers injured. A fair game with no disadvantages and advantages, just basketball and skills.


NOW, the whole world will see who are the real CHAMPIONS! Who is the better team.


Let us see npow, how gritty those Celtics, how tought they are when both TEAMS are missing thier Centers because of injury.


A healthy Bynum is a dominant BYNUM on offense and defense, healthy Perkins just bullies Gasol but not Bynum!

>>> I never thought Perk was of any consequence anyways.

Actually, The Celtics would never have gotten past Cleveland or Orlando without Perkins. He played 1-on-1 defense vs Shaq then Dwight Howard and played well enough that the C's didn't need to double team and leave better shooters open.

Perkins is like Kwame Brown with at least some ability to catch (though not much more ability to shoot)

celticsWonMoreRingsThanAnyNBATeam:

Please know that this blog has kids over 13 visiting this blog. You can be held responsible for your actions and trust me on that.

sincerely,

DH
security

Well would ya look at that... Not nary a troll has strolled through to pay us visit... hmmmmm, I wonder why?

THERE is no discussion, KOBE IS THE CLEAR CUT MVP of the series!

>>>Title 18 shall be secured tomorrow night in the home of the LA Fakers.

You got two things wrong.

First of all, it's spelled "LAKERS". With an L.

Second, your count is off. It will be the Lakers 16th title. Their 18th won't come until 2012.

You're welcome.

The Lake Show reigns!

Big baby is so ugly when he was borne even the doctor cried

I hate to do this to my own team, hey if you can't win then join the winners Lakers.

LTLF....my 'Perk was of any consequence' was homerific license. Exaggeration.

But I agree that he's Kwame Brown with hands, and even less offense. I could see why Mike T likes him.

Re: TROLLS

Oops... I spoke too soon... LOL!

@ celticsWonMoreRingsThanAnyNBATeam

Touched a nerve, did I?

Kobe is focused, Pau is focused - the team is focused. I predict a back to back ladies and gents.

I don't wish a career ending injury on anyone. But a season ending injury on Perkins is just fine with me. No one in Boston cut us slack when Drew was out, so I don't feel bad about not feeling bad for him.

Plus, I really hate Boston.

GO LAKERS!!!!!!!!

***REPOST***

Tim-4-Show,

I'm thinking we'll see a few new wrinkles to the triangle plus defensive scheme.

1. Hi-Low Pick & Roll with Gasol & Kobe comes back into play as utilized against Utah.

2. I agree, dumping the ball into the Twin Towers will require double teams on either Gasol, Bynum or Both. Leaving the other open for easy dunks & layups; or Kobe, Derek or Artest open for mid-range shots and uncontested 3s.

3. Early Foul Trouble would be Great!!! However, the Refs are going to allow a lot more physical play in Game 7 traditionally. With that said, Kobe, Pau, Drew, LO, et al, MUST continue to ATTACK THE PAINT!!!!

4. Without Perkins, their bigs aren't thick, they're lean (with the exception of "Big Lard Butt" Davis). There will be more space available in the middle, allowing drive and kicks from Kobe and shuttle passes from Kobe, Derek & Pau. I expect an even greater disparity of points in the paint favoring the Lakers.

5. Ray Alien is one of 3 keys.

a. Driving him off the 3-point line and bodying up the 3s he does shoot will keep it to a minimum. 19 is fine, 32 isn't acceptable. Shannon Brown did a great job of stepping up for Derek's foul problems. We'll need more of it from him and I expect Derek to be a factor too.

b. Limiting Pierce's open shots is the 2nd key. Artest and Kobe, with a few minutes of Luke should keep him somewhat quiet.

c. Staying in front of Rondo is the 3rd. Kobe & Derek will continue to make him a jump shooter.

6. REBOUNDS, REBOUNDS, REBOUNDS!!!! Without Perkins, LO, Pau & Most Probably Drew will have Double Digit Rebounds in Game 7. With Offensive & Defensive Rebounding Dominance, the Keltics become a Half Court Team.

7. I agree, at least somewhat, that the Lakers will have to switch off some of the double screens set for Ray Alien and Paula Ingle-Poot Pierce. What remains to be seen is if the Refs are going to ignore the continuous moving screens K-Flea and the rest of the Keltic bigs set.

With the Refs allowing the Keltics to play their Cheap Shot D without repercussions (such as Paula Ingle-Poot's no-call trip of Gasol, K-Flea's no-call shove of Lamar after the whistle on his practice dunk, and Leprechaun-Head Rondo's no-call shove in Kobe's back as Shannon Brown finished the fastbreak that Gasol started just before Ingle-Poot tripped him), this will be a very physical, grind of a game.

LAKERS WILL PREVAIL DESPITE THE CHEAP SHOT D!!!!
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"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!!

Is this going to be some sort of stupid a-- rallying cry now? 'Do it for Perk?'
As far as I'm concerned, I don't care who they throw out there. I never thought Perk was of any consequence anyways....'Sheed, the Big Lady, or the kitchen sink, the Lakers need to pound whatever the Celtics throw out there. Posted by: #4 | June 16, 2010 at 02:12 PM
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ROFLMAO!!! OH MY GOODNESSS! Just tell us how you really feel #4. Lol!
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Well would ya look at that... Not nary a troll has strolled through to pay us visit... hmmmmm, I wonder why? Posted by: HalosAnt | June 16, 2010 at 02:44 PM
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Forgive me HalosAnt for I have sinned. I grabbed all the lil critters and barbequed them. I wanted to have a surprise snack at the Chat tomorrow! Lol!
Mamba24
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Doc and the C's are gonna come out fightin' like dogs,
but the Lakers, and I mean all of 'em, not just Kobe,

Fish, Drew, Pau, Candyman, Ron-Ron, Mob Squad, heck even the Staples crowd gotta meet 'em and beat 'em HEAD ON!

Get there early, often, and do not get your boot off the neck,
this is for all the marbles boys,

this is why Dr. Buss brought in Ron-Ron,
paid L.O. and Pau, and kept Fish and co. together
Kobe is our fearless leader,
but when the breach is open,
all of you have got to just pour through and pour it on.

Do so, and you will be the ones pourin' the Crystal, smilin' and standin' with the adulation and well deserved respect of the millions of fans who love you all.

Go LAKERS!

GO LAKERS!!!

BACK-TO-BACK, BABY!!!

Big baby's momma so ugly, she looked out her window and was arrested for indecent exposure!

Hope this is not another wheelchair trick from the classiest franchise in the NBA...

I think it balances things out a bit with Andrew being hurt for so long, but you hate to see someone like Perkins tear major ligamets in his knee. This will shorten his career some as well as hurt their chances for this year.


Wes

When Perkins was a little baby he was so ugly that his momma had to be Pissed drunk just to breast feed him.

HEY KELTICS!!!

NO PITY FOR YOU... THE LAKERS' HAVE BEEN PLAYING THROUGH THEIR SLEW OF INJURIES!!!!

THE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE IS AT THE "Y", NOT THE STAPLES CENTER!!!

PLAY OR GET PUNKED!!!!
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"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"
GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!

131-92 is so ugly when he was born they gave him a middle name...'accident'.

You Ever Notice -


You OBVIOUSLY need to train your wife in the ways of Lakerholism.

:)


Alex:
You wrote: Hope this is not another wheelchair trick from the classiest franchise in the NBA...

Response: Celtics are known to be cunning and secretive, so you may be on to something here. Just never know with these slicks from beantown where sun don't shine.

Loved our toughness and team effort. I have no doubt whatsoever our LAKERS will defend home court and their championship title with the same will and determination that they portrayed in game 6. That was NICE!!!!!

LAKERS are the better team, let's take care of business.

GOOOOOOOOLAKERS!!!!!

Loved our toughness and team effort. I have no doubt whatsoever our LAKERS will defend home court and their championship title with the same will and determination that they portrayed in game 6. That was NICE!!!!!

LAKERS are the better team, let's take care of business.

GOOOOOOOOLAKERS!!!!!

Loved our toughness and team effort. I have no doubt whatsoever our LAKERS will defend home court and their championship title with the same will and determination that they portrayed in game 6. That was NICE!!!!!

LAKERS are the better team, let's take care of business.

GOOOOOOOOLAKERS!!!!!

It was fantastic to see the fire and most importantly, Laker pride, coming through in game 6. I loved the raucous crowd and electricity in the air. But we've seen this Laker team play great one game only to come out flat in the next game. I don't sense that happening now...not when everything's on the line, where so much history is at stake. Phil knows how to bring out the best in these guys in these situations. It is going to be an all-out war, but I am very confident Kobe and company will get the job done. I would love nothing more than the Celtics to get buried in game 7.

I don't think it's a wheelchair trick this time.

Reasons: They were only down 6 when it happened; a little early to take a player out of the game.
He was on crutches today; sort of risky to bring him in tomorrow if the guy didn't practice today.

Marc B, the more I think about it, the more I think the Celtics will try to turn the Lakers into a perimeter team tomorrow. Reason is, sometimes they miss or pass up open looks & when they miss it leads to fast break points (offense was a major problem for them).

I think Lakers counter by driving the lane (Kobe taking over) and through a two man game with Pau and Bynum. Pau will just own tomorrow. Think about why... when he struggled, what were the Celtics doing to him?? Are they able to do that as well without Perkins? (last night should be a good example, answer is NO).

Basically it comes down to:
Be ready to knock down your open shots! (Ron Ron, JF, Derek, Machine, Shannon)
Bynum needs to leave it on the court, as it's the last game and then his knee will get all better - go for broke Socks!!!
Kobe just needs to have an average (or better) Kobe game.

Lakers do these three things on offense, and they keep up their intensity from last game on D, thing is OVAH

CAN'T BELIEVE ESPN NATION VOTERS PICKED CELTICS 56% TO WIN TOMORROW.. hmm

celticsWonMoreRingsThanAnyNBATeam:

Please know that this blog has kids over 13 visiting this blog. You can be held responsible for your actions and trust me on that.

sincerely,

DH
security

Posted by: LA Times | June 16, 2010 at 02:44 PM


Good for you (though I don't know if you're real). Some people are jerks.


Wes

And about the blackjack 21 analogy...

The way I see it, sort of like the shoe up to this point has had too many 5s and 6s come out. There's about 1 deck to the cutoff (and the cutoff is deep) and the true count is running around +7.

I expect to see some exciting action, like 20s, BJs, and dealer busts.

Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Every Time I See The Post-Game Interviews with the Lakers & Keltics Hats sitting in front of Kobe, I Imagine Him Asked Another Question About the Significance of this Game 7 Against the Keltics.

RESPONSE: NOTHING SPOKEN, JUST KOBE'S FIST SMASHING THE KELTICS HAT!!!!
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"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!!

I hope DJ Mbenga will get some minutes in game 7 too! :-)

@Justa, Here is a disposable e_mail address you can contact me at:mamba24l@gmail.com. Not really necessary though.
Mamba24

CAN'T BELIEVE ESPN NATION VOTERS PICKED CELTICS 56% TO WIN TOMORROW.. hmmPosted by: crazy | June 16, 2010 at 03:12 PM
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They had to do that to get more suckers to think the Celtics have a chance and bet on them. Otherwise the bookies won't make any money because everybody will either bet on the Lakers or the payoff will be so low that nobody will bet.
Mamba24

I can't wait 'til tomorrow.

But today, my favorite thing has been the absence of most of the trolls. It's quite peaceful here, yes?

GO LAKERS!

@Tim-4-Show "I don't think it's a wheelchair trick this time."

Need to take the "Wheelchair Basketball League" comment in context with whole post theme--"NO PITY FOR U!!!" Since the Lakers have a Slew of Injuries (from Kobe on through)...

See My "***REPOST***" Just Above the "NO PITY FOR U" Post.

I pretty much agree with you, except that I think the Lakers will be able to penetrate easier on the Pick & Roll since the other Keltic bigs (except for "Big Lard Butt" Davis) are lean bigs. Much more detailed analysis on the ***REPOST***...
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"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!

I wold be worried if everyone thought the Lakers were going to win.

What everyone thinks is usually a contrarian indicator

Tim-4-Show,

Actually, Alex V. is the one who posted "Hope this is not another wheelchair trick from the classiest franchise in the NBA..."

As stated, my Post was just stating that our Lakers have a slew of injuries, so No Pity For U Keltics!!!!
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"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!

I hate to say this, But Lamar Odom still sucks! It seems the Celtics use him as a shooting practice. They layup and shoot in front of him and he never cares. This guy paid in millions and does not do a single effort to defend the basket. Yeah he can rebound and occasionally shoots the ball once in a while, but for 35 million? He doesn't deserve to play again for the Lakers next season. I hope Bynum is ok for game 7 so that this guy sits on his favorite chair

THIS IS IT RON-RON! HOW BAD DO YOU WANT THIS RING? ONLY THE REAL CHAMPION DESERVE THE RING! PLAY HARD!!! GOOOO LAKERS!!!!

I wold be worried if everyone thought the Lakers were going to win.
What everyone thinks is usually a contrarian indicator Posted by: Tim-4-Show | June 16, 2010 at 03:31 PM
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That works with stocks too!

From Boston Blogger or ( The Pot Calling the Kettle Black)
by bigperm33

awful news This is one of those stories you knew was coming, but you hoped maybe, just maybe, he could give it a go. But seeing his reaction, and knowing how tough he is, you had to know right away it wasn’t good. And maybe this is just me hating the Lakers, but isn’t this injury the fault of the officials? before you say i’m crazy – the refs have allowed the Lakers to go over the back all series. Bynum had no chance at that rebound, but has been getting away with it all series, so he clumsily tries to over Perk’s back, forcing Perk to come down awkward, and injure his knee. Obviously, it was an accident, and these things happen in sports- but maybe if the Lakers dont feel like they have free reign to do what they want on the court, bynum (who can’t jump to begin with) wouldn’t then have mauled Perk the way he did on the play. Not to mention it makes me sick to think of the replay and there is Kobe arguing with the officials.

@Tim-4-Show "I wold be worried if everyone thought the Lakers were going to win.

What everyone thinks is usually a contrarian indicator"

Agreed!!! I worry when Charles Barkley picks the Lakers since he's typically wrong. Let the pundits pick against us, I'll take KB24 et al!!!

After All, Everyone Loves an Underdog!!!! LOL ;-)
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"WE ARE BASKETBALL, WE ARE LAKERS FANS!!!"

GO LAKERS!!! ONE, TWO, THREE, DOMINATE!!!

You Ever Notice:

Please keep em coming, we want more from celtics bloggers hahahahaha

I am greatly upset with this turn of events. Perkins is a class act, a great competitor, truly a center in the NBA worthy of winning a championship. This completely ruins the legitimacy of any Laker win now. Unbelivable.

Just kiddin'.

Boston Sucks.

GO LAKERS ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !


The Celtic fans are counting on Rasheed Wallace to help win game 7.

I feel better already
:)

@Justa, Sorry the disposable e_mail address you can contact me at:mamba24lc@gmail.com.
Mamba24

Rasheed's back is gone he can't play starters minutes. If that's their plan this is really going to be a blowout!

GameFaceON;

Thanks home boy for the prop, yeah we working on it, it is a team defense as I keep telling ya'll. I am gonna try hard tomorrow, give 100 %. Not easy to guard Paul but we trying.

Chill,
Ron

REPOST

Boston fan take

If another team wins a championship, but we have a key player out due to injury......

Does it really count?

YEN

Two things. Kobe is the MVP, but without the Championship he won't care a bit! Next, we need to play that same D, hustle and rebound. Sometimes teams play better when a teammate goes down, gotta rise over that ourselves!

Dear Laker Fans of Machine,

Machine wake up today very very happy man. For first time in Machine's life, Machine happiness almost equaled Machine sexiness. Impossible you say? No No, best friend Kobe teach Machine that nothing in world is impossible.

Machine also very sad for scary angry man Perkins, but great American philosopher once say, "he can't be the champ, he's too ugly to be the champ, the champ should be pretty like me!". In other words, Perkins will not be champion, only Machine can be champion.

Sincerly,

Sasha

Alright, I think I'm done celebrating. On to game Seven!

Here's the thing about planning our defense against Boston. With Perkins out, they will have to change things up and plan a different strategy. We will have to adapt quickly to their changes and to what is working for them. The risk/reward level is high as is their likely failure. But they can get hot, turn up the speed, and grab some loose balls.

It could make for a long day for us if the changes they are forced to make are working for them.

NO UGLY???? LOL
FINISH THOSE PUNKS OFF!!

GO LAKERS!!

I'm still concerned. With Sheed having such a bad game, he might be due for a bounce-back. Plus, he can guard Gasol just as well as Perkins.

Bynum still needs to be a force. No more 2 rebound, 4 point games.

Why don't I feel bad about this news? Might it be the ice cold feeling I get about anything Celtics???? Maybe my compassion will return after the LAKERS win Game 7...

FOCUS
REBOUNDS, REBOUNDS
Get the ball to Pau and AB
Transition, stifling defense
REBOUNDS, REBOUNDS
Did I say REBOUNDS and stifling DEFENSE?

Let's go LAKERS!!!!

PLG,

Exactly correct with an overall great game from Kobe, like game 6!

Many polls have been conducted regarding one game, just one game as if your life depends on it. Which player would you choose? Well, now is the chance... We should be confident!

somehow, i don't hear the "BOSTON!BOSTON!BOSTON! guy here anymore....where did he go?

Great Game 6. Can't wait to see the Lakers close it out tomorrow night!!!

GO LAKERS!!!

Injuries are just standard in this game. I'm sorry for the guy, because he seems to be an extremely hard worker -- but my loyalties do not allow me to say, "I wish the C's were all healthy" -- I guess I'm a bad person for wanting the L's to win at all costs. It's not something I will teach my children, but my children are not making millions.

I don't care who is out there -- just win!

Mamba,

Good luck on the journey!!

Agreed with the Krama, so when the Celtics jump under Kobe and he blows out a knee it will be Karma. The Celtics haven't injured any Laker, not even blood.

Kobe should be in prison in Colorado to begin with.

Marc B (with a C) feel free to borrow where necessary.

Justa, I think the Troll Be Gone is wearing off already. Guess the Lakers will just have to Whup more Azz tomorrow.

Marc B (with a C) feel free to borrow where necessary.

Justa, I think the Troll Be Gone is wearing off already. Guess the Lakers will just have to Whup more Azz tomorrow.

Keep running your mouth Donkey! or is Shrek or Jackass? That's a really good way to have the lakers let down emotionally after a big win! What a flippin dummy. After game 7 you shall be forever be dubbed Glen "big dummy" Davis.

The Perkins injury kind of balances out the Bynum injury so there are no excuses. The better team will win. But God hates LA so we have that going for us.

Dang, it's hard to keep up with all the posts....

LET'S DO IT AGAIN!!!!
LET'S DO IT AGAIN!!!!
LET'S DO IT AGAIN!!!!
THE SAME WAY!!!!!!!!!

Cheers.

Big Baby gives a new meaning to the word "baby face" which normally means adorable but now it could be the complete opposite. Next time someone tells you, you have a baby face, you can't help but wonder if it was a compliment or insult?

I laugh SO MUCH this morning, reading the troll's posts....Why they have to dissapear? It was so fun...

Even with Perkins the Celtics chances tomorrow could be summed up with the last names of my two Polish cousins, Slimski and Noneski.....

Green tears will run in the Charles tomorrow night

im sik of all these laker fan boys.. the same ONES THAT MADE excuses wen bynum wasnt playing in 08.. i think we all remember that series.. CELTICS BY 39 IN THE CLINCHING GAME... lakers are unclassy. perkins goes down. and they cheer?. WHAT. your kiddin me. can SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THE HEAD TO HEAD MATCHUP WINS BETWEEN CELTICS AND LAKERS. please. haha... celtics by 9. GAME 7.. arrite laker bi*****

Although the Lakers clearly should be favored in this last game I am starting to think the Celtics might actually have a chance. There seems to be no one who believes they could win and usually a very overconfident team ends up being tight while the underdog plays loose.
Losing Perkins means the Lakers have a major advantage inside assuming Bynum plays and assuming he produces. But only the Celtics have beaten LA on their homecourt in the postseason. And it was done from tremendous production from the guards, the big men turned out to not be a key factor.
Anyway, I am sure it will be a great game. The Celtics forgot to show up in game 6. They also forgot to show up in game 1 though.

Celts ... I prayed last night for a Garnot knee injury!

..and a Rondo ankle twist.

... and head trauma to Pierce .. the dirtiest Mfer in the game -- tripping Gasol while his punk ash was down on the ground.

@celts. champs 2010: First, I had to laugh just writing that!

Hey, wasn't it the classy Celtics fans throwin' stuff at Kobe while he was shooting free throws in Game 5.

Yeah, you got a lock on fan decorum, all right.

Hey everybody,

So sad I couldn't get on earlier today but words can't express how happy I've been today after such a great game last night. It was nice to see every single Laker contribute to a good butt whoopin' of the Celtics.

I expect Boston to play better tomorrow and use the Perkins injury as motivation to "do it for Perk" (blah blah blah). I expect it'll be a much closer game but if the Lakers play with the same grit, heart, and hustle, I like our chances.

This is it folks...1 more game for all the marbles. We've been here backing our team all year for this moment. I think I'm gonna cry now. LOL

GO LAKERS!!!! I'm proud to be a Laker fan living in Boston and I'm not afraid to show my Laker pride amongst these Celtics fools.

Mark it down!!! 6/17/10 - Lakers repeat for their 16th NBA Championship...YEAH BABY!!!

@Cy: how dum can you be.. WERE TALKN bout one fan, that threw sumthing at kobe.. nd then were talkn bout the hundreds at perkins... it really doesnt matter.. because wen the celtics win 2morw.. this is the last well hear from you... lakers cant win a championship without the refs.. should i mention the 2002 game 6 sacramento game.. just PATHETIC

celts. champs 2010

You're already setting up your excuses huh. Refs, Perk, what else? Have you resigned to losing already? Come on man, be a real fan.


The talking points are pointless.

These teams know each player better than they know their own family.

It comes down to Game 7 at home. Advantage Lakers.

Kobe's got this, we got this.

Why do Celts fans come to the Laker Blog? Don't they have a Celts Blog? Perhaps there is no interest there? Also, I don't like to see anyone hurt. You always want teams to be at their best. I don't like it that Drew is basically playing at 50% or less.

Perkins or no Perkins.

There is no way the Lakers will allow the Celtics to celebrate in their house.

There's no way they're going to step aside and allow a trophy presentation or champagne popping in their house.

If someone breaks into my home and terrorizes my family, I'm not gonna stand back and scream, "Please take everything... take my kids... take my wife... but just don't hurt me".

No. I'm going to grab a lamp or a baseball bat and protect my family. Protect my HOUSE. And that's the Lakers mentality right now.

Not in our house. No way.


I actually had said Celtics in 6 but that is because I forgot the last game was in LA and there is a 3 hour time difference. Once you factor that in you come up with a Celtics in 7.
Sorry, my mistake!

No interest at the Celts Blog I guess? Have no idea why I would ever go there, that is if there is one.

DJ the Celtics blog is nothing like this one. Very rarely do you see any article generate any type of interest. If you look today, the news about Perkins being out has about 100 posts while all the others after last night's game are 3-5.

Just goes to show you that these people are all fair-weather fans. Before 2008 you couldn't give away tickets to Celtics games fast enough. No one cared about the team. Now everybody's pumping their chest claiming they've been fans all their lives cuz they read up on Auerbachs history.

 
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