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Caught in the Web: Previewing Game 3 of Lakers-Celtics series

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Lakers links

-- The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports the Lakers plan to use more of their size in Game 3.

-- The Times' Broderick Turner talks with assistant coach Frank Hamblen, who says the Lakers need to pass the ball better in Game 3.

-- The Times' Bill Plaschke explains the dichotomy that is Lamar Odom and wonders if his game will come back.

-- The Times' Mark Heisler doesn't like how the NBA Finals have gone with all the whistles. Writes Heisler: "This is not a fluke and it's not a critique of the referees. It's a critique of the league that has changed the way the officials call games in its quest for more and better oversight."

-- The Times' Lisa Dillman looks at what numerous NBA players are writing on Twitter. Dillman also highlights how Andrew Bynum has managed to overcome his injured right knee.

--The New York Times' Jonathan Abrams details Pau Gasol's growth as a player.

-- Fox Sports' Todd Behrendt predicts an angry Kobe Bryant will make the difference in Game 3.

-- The Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore highlights the difficulties the Lakers have in winning at Boston, but explains why the goal is attainable.

-- The Orange County Register's Janis Carr mentions that the TV ratings for the NBA Finals have been strong.

-- The Daily News' Phil Collin reports Bynum's belief that the Lakers must win at least two games in Boston.

-- The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding believes Kobe Bryant is in for a big night in Game 3.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky breaks down the last five minutes of the Lakers' poor execution in their Game 2 loss.

-- Hardwood Paroxysm's Rob Mahoney reviews a sequence in Game 2 that defines Ron Artest's poor decision-making, a phrase that's been uttered and written all too often when describing the Lakers' off-season addition.

-- ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi explains the importance of the Lakers winning Game 3.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's Gregg Patton remains befuddled on how unpredictable this series has become.

-- Fox Sports' Charley Rosen believes the Lakers are in danger of losing the Finals.

-- Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen provides his take on what the Lakers need to fix in Game 3.

-- The Orange County Register's Mark Whicker hands out an NBA Finals report card. Whicker also details Shannon Brown's growth.

-- Forum Blue and Gold's Darius breaks down the last five minutes of Game 2.

-- Silver Screen and Roll's Saurav A. Das lists a few bullet points about the series thus far.

Celtics links

-- TrueHoop's Kevin Arnovitz breaks down Ray Allen's hot shooting night.

-- The Times' Baxter Holmes examines Doc Rivers' coaching tactics, and how he has keyed the Celtics' playoff run. He also credits Nate Robinson's contributions.

-- The Boston Globe's Julian Benbow focuses on Pierce's proclamation to Lakers fans at Staples Center that the Celtics will close out the series in Boston.

-- The Boston Herald's Ron Borges tackles the misperceptions about some of the story lines surrounding the NBA Finals.

-- The Boston Herald's Steve Buckley details how the Celtics are still seething over their January loss at home to the Lakers.

-- The Riverside Press Enterprise's Matt Calkins credits Rivers' effort to call a timeout by charging nearly to the free-throw line.

-- The Boston Globe's Gerry Callahan looks at what's ailed Celtics forward Kevin Garnett.

-- The Boston Globe's Frank Dell’Apa details how Boston's success in this series depends on its backcourt.

-- ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg explains what the Celtics need to do to win Game 3. He also shares his list of the Celtics' All-Time Franchise.

-- The Boston Globe's Christopher L. Gasper expects the Celtics to play even better at home.

-- Ball Don't Lie's Trey Kerby suggests the Celtics shouldn't complain about their three consecutive home games. After all, it's Red Auerbach's fault for suggesting this format in the first place.

-- Fox Sports' Mitch Lawrence argues the officiating has ruined the Finals.

-- The Orange County Register's Jeff Miller calls Boston forward Paul Pierce "foolish."

-- The Boston Globe's Bob Ryan argues teams should stop complaining about the officiating. But he still takes the referees to task in not meeting his criterion of a well-officiated game: "To promote the smooth flow of the game."

-- The Boston Globe's Gary Washburn argues the NBA should change the 2-3-2 Finals format.

-- CelticsBlog's Jeff Clark describes Ray Allen's game "beautiful" and "breathtaking."

Tweet of the Day: "My pro-Boston flight just landed in Logan. I had Kevin McHale in front of me, Bob Ryan behind me and the attendant said, 'Go Celtics' twice." -- ArashMarkazi (ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi)

Video Caption Comment of the Day: "So ... ummm ... the next time Jack Nicholson gets upset he can just run onto the court, right? I mean, that is the presidence we're establishing here, right? Kevin Garnett can clearly hit the ball out of bounds on instant replay and it's off the Lakers and Doc Rivers can run on court and it's not a technical. I just want to understand these new rules." -- Jon K

Reader Comment of the Day: "Lakers can't go in with too much emotion. They have to bee even keeled the whole game. If they can do this, and just keep on trucking along, they have a bit more of chance of winning tomorrow." -- johnny

Radio interview

I previewed Game 3 of the Lakers-Celtics series with 1430 ESPN Radio's Paul Swearengin

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Photo: Lakers guard Kobe Bryant tries to get around Celtics guard Tony Allen on a drive by ducking under his arm in the fourth quarter of Game 2 on Sunday. Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times.

 
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I fear Benette Salvatore more than Ray Allen.

Anybody got a link to a Boston Celtic blog...I think we need to spread the love.

Hello my Laker family,

Hope you're all upbeat and excited about gameday. Time to set the negativity aside and play like champs tonight. I've been looking around at all the buses today in Boston but I wouldn't expect to be lucky enough to get a glimpse of my team. I wouldn't visit their hotel or anything like that out of fear of being confused with a groupie but it would be nice to bump into them.

As for us fans, we have to stay positive and think of this as a brand new 5-game series without homecourt where our goal is to steal it back by winning at least 1 game here in Beantown.

Also, don't feed into Pierce's ignorance...he really just can't help himself. I expect a comment like that from a guy who's been a difference maker in the first two games like Allen or even Rondo but the fact that Pierce has been totally shut down by Artest makes the comment that much funnier.

Keep it up fans...LET'S GO LAKERS!!!

Darth Stern is clearly the least popular man in sports.

He is the Don King of basketball.

And yet his tyranny continues.

It makes one want to beat the stuffing out of a punching bag.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

One reality is hard to overlook here: Pierce, Allen and Rondo bring more to the court than bryant, fischer, and artest. BOS is one team that can negate LA's perimeter playas.

GAME ON! ARMAGEDDON 12.0 CONTINUES! LET US PRAY...
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Dear Lord, we thank You for Your many blessings - both as individuals and as Laker fans. Your strength and Your power carries us through from day to day and we acknowledge You for who You are and all You've done. Thank You as always.
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Lord, in the end, we know that all this posturing back and forth about a GAME pales by comparison to the suffering and hurt endured by Your people across the world. So we take the time to step off our grandstanding and ask You to be with those who are hurting & suffering. Touch every man/woman/boy/girl across the world who are going through a rough time. Be the God of all comfort and grant them Your peace and Your strength.
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We, the people of Laker Nation, proudly & boldly ask You to be with our Lakers as they face the hostile environment that is Boston. Our guys have studied. Our guys have prepared. Give them the strength to go out and EXECUTE! May they take every rebound by force. May they shoot every shot with confidence. May they be girded up and ready to play 48 complete minutes of confident, agressive, intelligent, focus and disciplined basketball.
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May You release Kobe Bryant to his fullness, revealing, once again, the gifts that You have invested in him.
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May You keep Pau focused on the task at hand. Let him TAKE HIS GAME BY FORCE.
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May You allow Your servant D Fish to hit that shot right when we need it. Through D Fish's game, You prove what we always say about You: You may not come when we want You to...but You're always on time. Remind us of that great truth again through D Fish's play.
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May LO & Ron work through the junk and gunk rolling around in their heads and show up determined, disciplined and READY TO BATTLE! This is why our coaches/management brought them in: FOR MOMENTS LIKE THIS. May they deliver tonight and for every game left in this series.
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May You continue to heal Andrew's knee. We praise You for allowing him to press on through the pain and to step up to the level of play that is befitting a CHAMPION. May he silence the crowd tonight with his skill and prowess.
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May You grant the Bench Mob the tenacity and discipline to hold the line when they are inserted in the game. Let them remain focused. May they forsake individual glory for the greater good of the team. And when they act on behalf of that greater good, may You give them moments to SHINE!
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Grant Phil & the coaching staff the wisdom & knowledge to discern every defensive scheme & offensive plan executed by the Celtics coaching staff. May our Lakers follow the plan set forth by their coach and ride onwards to victory.
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May the Celtics and their fans honor the game of basketball by resisting the temptation to yield to darkness in their play. May they be sportsmanlike at all times. And, should they choose not to do so, grant our Lakers the strength to rise above all the taunts, physicality, psychological head trips, etc. and stay focused on the task at hand.
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Ultimately, Lord, we ask that You allow our Lakers to apply the lessons learned in every win and loss over the past few months to guide them into the past of victory. We know Your will shall be done. We know it's a daunting task, but we are confident in our team. We know they have what it takes to win against Boston. May they step out on that court and believe it for themselves...and WIN!
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We thank You for answered prayer...AMEN!

Red

You have to be happy, there's a Kennedy reffing tonight's game!

ouchhhhh,

If this is true, we might as well pencil in the loss for the Lakers tonight. Also, this should give more credence to the contention that Stern is anti-Lakers/anti-west coast.

MM,

That link to Hardwood Paroxysm is short but !@#ing hilarious.

Are you in Boston yet?

Hey mamba, am I just blind or did I somehow fall off the roll call?

Kobe can beat the rape charges but he can't beat the CELTICS!!!

Kobe can beat the rape charges but he can't beat the CELTICS!!!

AMEN

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I heard a funny joke the other day, Paula the Skank said she’s” Not coming back to LA”
On this one thing with Paula I agree, Cause at the GAHDEN the Lakers gonna win all 3
Paula why put such a saying out there, You need to trade your Wheel for a Rocking Chair
You must have senility that is hard to treat, If you think 3 games in a row The Lakers you can beat.
Your time came and now it’s gone, Can’t you see King Kobe sits on the NBA Throne
The only throne you ever again will sit, is that piece of a wheelchair that aint worth SPIT!
After the Lakers get finish with you and your Crue’ The only thing left for you to do
Is take your one title and please go away, Cause you’ll soon be an afterthought in the NBA
Follow your team and go into your cave, Don’t come out for a couple of decades
You won 2 years ago it’s true, We’re the Current Champion Lakes who the Hell R U
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Kobe and Bynum will punish the C's tonight. Watch out for Ron Artest to go crazy in Boston.

You in a groove Staples24

Totally feeling it today. Game 3 and the series is ours. Go Lakers!

AMEN!!!

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!!

WE GOT THIS!!!!

ACTIVATION SEQUENCE FOR BLACK MAMBA STARTS NOW!!!

I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR:

WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
WHAT DO WE PLAY FOR? RINGS!!!
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I hope Pau have a great game tonite (for me here in Barcelona is to night to 2.00 h. local time) We need a game for Kobe 25 p. and Pau 35 /15 . Also we need 15-20 p. from Odom and 10-15 from Artest.

We need also a great work rebounding from Andrew (Key)

AMEN!!! Banner Holder, thank you for that!!!

Game 3 is Humongulanormous!

I hope Drew's knee is not after that flight.

hey Mamba, congrats from Barcelona.

Lakers champions 2010??????? Not easy.

EASTCOASTJESSIE IN THE HOUSSSSSSSSSE!!

Bynum and Pau, finally working very well together. Pau/Andrew is our 1 option.

In last game, I have seen great chemistry between Pau and Drew, finally.

My calm confidence continues - we got this.


Utz - good to have you back!

Mark Geezy - you ARE funny dammit!!

Paul Pierce the self proclaimed "The Truth" said, " they won't coming back to LA". Meaning they will sweep the Lakers in Boston, 3 out of 3 right? Do you guys believe that? There is one person I know who is the real Truth and it is the Lord Jesus Christ, other than that he is considered heretic, impostor and baloney. I call it hogwash...well Artest is making this self proclaimed the " truth " a FALSE PROPHET...sweep the Lakers??? let's see Nostrademon...

MM


Calling MM


WTH is going on around here??


Troll-a-palooza - that's what.

Take control - I'm begging you.


Where is Hobbitmage, Zaira, Wallace, and company. This blog is boring without.

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(01) LAKERTOM - OWNER
(02) MARK G. - DRIVER
(03) STAPLES24 - RIDING SHOTGUN -Kobe and Bynum will punish the C's tonight. Watch out for Ron Artest to go crazy in Boston.
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(05) MAMBA24 - Make Kareem Proud tonight Andrew!!

Hello Ouchhhhhhhdirtylady, you are alive still. You have been hoping the divided second to write, you are a pig. You have not paid attention how your loved pig has thrown the party ball Kobe Bryant. And now the fault is of Pau that besides massacreing to the high players of celtics must have marked I make the rounds, plugged to Garnet, blocked to Pierce, crushed to Perkins,… But in spite of being the best one of the equipment and of which his tried companions to only they passed a ball him in the fourth period. The culprit is Pau Gasol. Lad you are a hungry pig of acorns and a magnificent idiot. Hopefully you rot!

Hey, mamab24, you are not Mamba24, aka Mark Medina. Well, sorry for my confusion.

Hey Larry...great job on that post as always sweetie!!!

JUSTA- you r too DAMN IT!

I agree too about the "Troll-a-palooza."

Their foul stench is harshing my melo.

MM was suppose to fly to Boston, but when I don't know. Maybe he's flying or he's caught up setting up his gear in Boston.

GAME ONE - LAKERS
GAME TWO - BOSTON
GAME THREE - BOSTON
GAME FOUR - BOSTON
GAME FIVE - BOSTON

CHAMPION - BOSTON CELTICS!!!

Everyone: Here's what LA must presume will not happen in Game 3 -

1. KG won't have such a bad game in front of his audience. He'll do something to back up the chest pounding and whatnot.

2. Pierce will be a little better from outside.

3. LO will remain invisible.

4. Allen will hit half of his treys in one game.

If any one of these do NOT happen, our team should be fine.

None of us have any idea how this will turn out tonight, but if the Lakers aren't motivated to play well after what happened to them on that same floor 24 months ago, then they should just relinquish their title right now.

Everyone: Here's what LA must presume will not happen in Game 3 -

1. KG won't have such a bad game in front of his audience. He'll do something to back up the chest pounding and whatnot.

2. Pierce will be a little better from outside.

3. LO will remain invisible.

4. Allen will hit half of his treys in one game.

If any one of these do NOT happen, our team should be fine.

None of us have any idea how this will turn out tonight, but if the Lakers aren't motivated to play well after what happened to them on that same floor 24 months ago, then they should just relinquish their title right now.

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***** PAULA TOLD A JOKE
I heard a funny joke the other day, Paula the Skank said she’s” Not coming back to LA”
On this one thing with Paula I agree, Cause at the GAHDEN the Lakers gonna win all 3
Paula why put such a saying out there, You need to trade your Wheel for a Rocking Chair
You must have senility that is hard to treat, If you think 3 games in a row The Lakers you can beat.
Your time came and now it’s gone, Can’t you see King Kobe sits on the NBA Throne
The only throne you ever again will sit, is that piece of a wheelchair that aint worth SPIT!
After the Lakers get finish with you and your Crue’ The only thing left for you to do
Is take your one title and please go away, Cause you’ll soon be an afterthought in the NBA
Follow your team and go into your cave, Don’t come out for a couple of decades
You won 2 years ago it’s true, We’re the Current Champion Lakers who the Hell R U
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****** SO MANY TROLLS
Why are so many Trolls on here?, if it’s all wrapped up & they have nothing to fear
Me thinks thou does protest to much, Can it be you realize The C’s have lost their touch
One Lucky win, ref assisted as can be, all of a sudden you think in The GAHDEN you’ll win 3
Yet again and again I have to ask this I fear, If you so confident, why the hell are you here?
Could it be to get your last digs in, Cause you know not another game will your team win
Or could it be that you just respect a team with class, and not a team that shows its @ZZ.
I understand that, no need to be ashamed, How could anyone Like a Celtic team that insane
A captain that’s nothing but a drama queen, Who screams like a Biatch when hit with a hard screen
Were you proud of the lil hussy on the floor, You should have kicked paula ‘s faking @zz out the door
And the Bald head Lunatic you call KG, In a freak show at the circus is where he should be.
The only one I respect is Doc and Rondo, And I hear after the Finals Doc said he’s gonna go
So why come here go back to your Zoo, Were the Champion LA Lakers who the Hell R U


@PEACE, You hit it on the head brother! ExcellenT!!

Hey Larry...great job on that post as always sweetie!!!
Posted by: EastCoastJessie | June 08, 2010 at 11:45 AM
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Anything to stop you from making those round the world truck drives Princess! Lol!

Is it true that Drew makes KG say his name every time Drew dunks?

Anything to stop you from making those round the world truck drives Princess! Lol!
Posted by: mamab24 | June 08, 2010 at 11:49 AM

LOL Mamba, you make me sound like a truck driver. Thanks for all you do on the blog. You keep me coming back for more :-)

I Fear we are infested with Zombie Trolls!!

RICO (SWABE) I MEAN RICKY (WTF?)... THE BORDER POLICE IS LOOKING FOR YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR RELATIVES... GREEN CARD? HE HE HE

justa - hey I'm here. Sorry I was flying all day yesterday and was making travel arrangements to get to the arena.

Let me know if you guys want moderated posts. But remember the negative part. I won't be able to immediately tend to all of them.

MM

BOSTON RULES!!!

Larry,

I forgot to mention but good job on the Roll Call today, I think it's Worthy of such a Big Game, pun intended.

JUSTA- If you haven't already, check out MM's link to http://www.hardwoodparoxysm.com/2010/06/07/video-ron-artest-nearly-done-gone-ruined-a-critical-possession/ , it's real short but it's good for a Laugh.

The reader comment of the day by johnny says it all for me. The Lakers must keep their heads through the whole game. We'll be taking some strong punches, we need to stay even keeled and keep fighting.

*If we go down by 20, we need to keep fighting
*If we're up by 20, we need to keep fighting
*If Nate Robinson gives them a lift off the bench, we need to keep fighting
*If Kobe's going off, we need to keep fighting
*If some players are in foul trouble, we need to keep fighting

The point is, we need to keep fighting against these guys and take what's theirs. And we need to stay even keeled emotionally.

No Laker, not even Kobe or Fish, has played a bigger game than tonights game. It's got to be all out, 1 game at a time.

I'm super pumped up, I got my gameface on and I'm ready to yell at the TV.

Let's go Lakers!
We can do this!

Mamba24 - OH HELL YEAH!! Add me to the SOCKS IS AWESOME bandwagon ASAP!! He has been nothing but heart and effort - you gotta love that! Our beastling is becoming a BEAST!!!

TARUGO RULES!

LOL Mamba, you make me sound like a truck driver. Thanks for all you do on the blog. You keep me coming back for more :-)
Posted by: EastCoastJessie | June 08, 2010 at 11:55 AM
Truck DRIVER? EastCOASTJessie? NEVERRRRR! Thanks for the Thanks! Lol!
Mamba24

where are all these random celitcs cowards showing up from? After Game 1 they had all but disappeared. Now they're back in full force...

I know one thing that will clear out Trolls faster than even MM's good taste, a Laker win in Game 3.

Come on Lakers, win Game 3, crush Troll-a-palooza now.

MM


Just wondering if you can ban a few idiots, that's all.

Catch you tonight!

Mark Geezy - ROTFLMAO - too funny! I heart me some RonRon.


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ANDREW IS A TRUE WARRIOR
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(01) LAKERTOM - OWNER
(02) MARK G. - DRIVER
(03) STAPLES24 - RIDING SHOTGUN -Kobe and Bynum will punish the C's tonight. Watch out for Ron Artest to go crazy in Boston.
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(05) MAMBA24 - Make Kareem Proud tonight Andrew!!
(06) JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN -SECURITY - OH HELL YEAH!! Add me to the SOCKS IS AWESOME bandwagon ASAP!! He has been nothing but heart and effort - you gotta love that! Our beastling is becoming a BEAST!!!

Hey MM, welcome to Boston. How do you like the chilly weather and the beautiful green water of our beautiful Hahboh? Ignore the annoying people of Boston tonight. I promise, we're not all like that.

I know one thing that will clear out Trolls faster than even MM's good taste, a Laker win in Game 3. Come on Lakers, win Game 3, crush Troll-a-palooza now.Posted by: Mark G | June 08, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!!

Mamba -
So I just went back and my name was right there in plain sight. I guess the answer to my question then is that I am blind LOL!

I know that I haven't been around much lately but I'm still here watching the games and screaming at my tv. Please add me to any and all current and future bandwagons supporting our team and players or hatin on the septics.

LAKERS ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!
2010 NBA CHAMPS!!!!

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IT'S GOT TO BE ALL OUT 1 GAME AT A TIME - BANDWAGON
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(01) ROCKY - OWNER - The point is, we need to keep fighting against these guys and take what's theirs. And we need to stay even keeled emotionally. No Laker, not even Kobe or Fish, has played a bigger game than tonights game. It's got to be all out, 1 game at a time.
(02)EASTCOASTJESSIE - DRIVER -
(03) MARK G - RIDING SHOTGUN - Is it true that Drew makes KG say his name every time Drew dunks?
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(05)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - SECURITY -
(06) MAMBA24 - WE GOT THIS 1 GAME AT A TIME!!

The followers of the lakers are a few whiners. They are afraid to lose. They are idolaters of Kobe. They lack objectivity and courage is what defines them.
What a pity that some memos PauGasol game like you!

RE: Officiating

Despite the FT discrepancy, fouls were EVEN for both teams at 29, which I find absurd.
Now consider these factors:

- Lakers DOMINATED in points in the paint, which means they were the aggressors. They were the ones attacking the basket, whereas a big portion of Boston's points were from the perimeter.
- The Celtics set illegal screens on almost every play. I counted THREE illegal screens on a single play, when Fish was trying to guard Allen.
- Ray Allen hand checks Kobe on every isolation without a call.
- Lakers were at home.

When considering these factors, there is no way in hell that the foul calls should have been even. The following is Tim Donaghy's analysis of game 2 officiating:

http://deadspin.com/5557203/tim-donaghy-on-the-refs-in-game-2-what-star-treatment

When Celtics end nears .. Patriot feeeeva starts.. wat u lookin forward for.. Trojans.. ops dey only come in rollups.. cause even Carrol bailed out on u

lol Trojans.. work pretty good

End is near.. very near.. Celtics can end by Sunday... maybe celtics will end u by sunday.. maybe its an end to 47-0 ... maybe its Docs end of 1-0 streak on Phil..

But .. here is wat one troll thinks..
Allen is hot (good for 1 game -- lakers in 6 in that case)
Pierce getting hot (good for another -- lakers in 7)
Rondo pulling more stuff out of his hat -- lakers still in 7?
Big Baby, Perkins, and Wallace showing up couple time .. still in 7?

Gasoft bynum getting any softer ... still in 7?
Kobe tanking another one.. still in 7?
Artest taking the game over...

if Allen just shoots 40-50% next 3 games.. then u r looking at a very long 2010 .. cause Dodgers and Angels r not winning anything this year..

So I just went back and my name was right there in plain sight. I guess the answer to my question then is that I am blind LOL!I know that I haven't been around much lately but I'm still here watching the games and screaming at my tv. Please add me to any and all current and future bandwagons supporting our team and players or hatin on the septics.
Posted by: Troy B | June 08, 2010 at 12:08 PM


@TROY B, naw you not blind bro. I messed up anthen tried to sneak it back on there. Sorry bout that! Will do with the Bandwagons!!
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IT'S GOT TO BE ALL OUT 1 GAME AT A TIME - BANDWAGON
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(01) ROCKY - OWNER - The point is, we need to keep fighting against these guys and take what's theirs. And we need to stay even keeled emotionally. No Laker, not even Kobe or Fish, has played a bigger game than tonights game. It's got to be all out, 1 game at a time.
(02)EASTCOASTJESSIE - DRIVER -
(03) MARK G - RIDING SHOTGUN - Is it true that Drew makes KG say his name every time Drew dunks?
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(05)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - SECURITY -
(06) MAMBA24 - WE GOT THIS 1 GAME AT A TIME
(07) TROY B. Director Win # 2 -
(08) LAKER TRUTH - - Lakers DOMINATED in points in the paint, which means they were the aggressors.

So I just went back and my name was right there in plain sight. I guess the answer to my question then is that I am blind LOL!I know that I haven't been around much lately but I'm still here watching the games and screaming at my tv. Please add me to any and all current and future bandwagons supporting our team and players or hatin on the septics.
Posted by: Troy B | June 08, 2010 at 12:08 PM


@TROY B, naw you not blind bro. I messed up anthen tried to sneak it back on there. Sorry bout that! Will do with the Bandwagons!!
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IT'S GOT TO BE ALL OUT 1 GAME AT A TIME - BANDWAGON
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(01) ROCKY - OWNER - The point is, we need to keep fighting against these guys and take what's theirs. And we need to stay even keeled emotionally. No Laker, not even Kobe or Fish, has played a bigger game than tonights game. It's got to be all out, 1 game at a time.
(02)EASTCOASTJESSIE - DRIVER -
(03) MARK G - RIDING SHOTGUN - Is it true that Drew makes KG say his name every time Drew dunks?
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(05)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - SECURITY -
(06) MAMBA24 - WE GOT THIS 1 GAME AT A TIME
(07) TROY B. Director Win # 2 -
(08) LAKER TRUTH - - Lakers DOMINATED in points in the paint, which means they were the aggressors.

HEY "AIRLOCK" STOP SMELLING KOBE'S ASS BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT YOU CAN SMELL RICKY (SWABE)'S ASS HE HE HE

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IT'S GOT TO BE ALL OUT 1 GAME AT A TIME - BANDWAGON
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(01) ROCKY - OWNER - The point is, we need to keep fighting against these guys and take what's theirs. And we need to stay even keeled emotionally. No Laker, not even Kobe or Fish, has played a bigger game than tonights game. It's got to be all out, 1 game at a time.
(02)EASTCOASTJESSIE - DRIVER -
(03) MARK G - RIDING SHOTGUN - Is it true that Drew makes KG say his name every time Drew dunks?
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(05)JUSTANOTHERMAMBAFAN - SECURITY -
(06) MAMBA24 - WE GOT THIS 1 GAME AT A TIME!!
(07) TROY B -
(08) JON K.
(09) LAKERTRUTH
(10) AIRLOCK

That's what I'm talking about! Thanks Jon K. Even though I hate your Lakers ball club at least I can respect those who speak and write the LANGUAGE!!! ENGLISH LANGUAGE!!!

na na na na... na na na na... hey hey hey GOOD BYE LAKERS!!!

If Socks continues to play like this he's gonna shut up all the haters real quick!

I never understood why some people wanted us to trade bynum for bosh. I mean bynum can be a beast and bosh is just another pau. Who would play center?

Bynum may just be our key to victory. We all know Kobe and Pau are gonna show up strong most games, if Bynum van add to that with strong d and some rebs it will be over very soon.

I still say lakers will win 1 or 2 in Boston and win the series on 6 or 7.

LAKERS ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!
2010 NBA CHAMPS!!!!

Escarpia,

You are being rude by not posting in English.

Have some manners.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

¡Quien se cree ud. que es para obligar a la gente a usar la lengua inglesa! Es usted un puñetero racista en temas lingüisticos y un analfabeto. Verá usted desde ahora publicaré siempre mis comentarios en español para que se joda...

Whoever you think is to force people to use the English language. You're a fucking racist language issues and an illiterate. Look now you will always publish my comments in Spanish to fuck you ...


GO LAKERS!!!

Posted by: Jon K. | June 08, 2010 at 12:16 PM

I wonder what Boston thinks of the very real fact that Perkins could get his butt kicked with another tech? Hmmmm.......

That's what I am talking about... Thanks Jon K. for stating the very obvious. Even I really hate your Lakers ball club/fans at least I can respect you IF YOU SPEAK and WRITE the LANGUAGE in AMERICA which is ENGLISH!!!

And to those who like to attack the fans of the opposing team... GOOD LUCK... na na na na hey hey hey GOOD BYE LAKERS!

And to those who like to attack the fans of the opposing team... GOOD LUCK... na na na na hey hey hey GOOD BYE LAKERS!

Dunknasty is a man amongst boys. Bynum will dominate the inside all night. Rondo will fear the paint! Pierce will NEED a wheelchair. Oh, and KG/Perkins - no problem.

Watch out Boston, Dunknasty is comin for you!

Lakers in 5!!!

Dunknasty is a man amongst boys. Bynum will dominate the inside all night. Rondo will fear the paint! Pierce will NEED a wheelchair. Oh, and KG/Perkins - no problem.

Watch out Boston, Dunknasty is comin for you!

Lakers in 5!!!

I understand spanish without any training.. let me translate for the laker fans...

idoltatras de kobe.. worshippers of kobe the jacked bryant (6 min 3 sec mark in game 3) u r faulted thought process has no courage..

i betta keep ma day time job .. but i figured he is basically saying u gonna get jacked tonight!


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I wonder what Boston thinks of the very real fact that Perkins could get his butt kicked with another tech? Hmmmm.......

Posted by: longtimelakerlover | June 08, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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how about u worry about fisher, artest, and kobe not fouling out the next few games. how about u worry more about rondo jacking kobe and laying eggs.. how about u worry more about artest pullin up more jumpers, how about u worry about ray allens shooting .. its funny ur game plan seems like suckering Perkins into a Technical.. no wonder u r not coaching.. even Phillup is smarter than that.. Perkins get a T.. only puts big baby and wallace .. into spotlight.. i wanna see dat.. twinky eatin monsta.. angry wallace .. backs to da wall..

Great game plan!

ANOTHER SICK PATIENT OF MINE:


POSTED BY: tarugo
na na na na hey hey hey GOOD BYE LAKERS!

ANALYSIS: Due to his medical state my patient us using an fake name. This patient is a grown man and suffers from child like symptoms and often behaves like a 5 year old.

And to those who like to attack the fans of the opposing team... GOOD LUCK... na na na na hey hey hey GOOD BYE LAKERS!

Posted by: tarugo | June 08, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Tarugo,

You don't know what's gonna happen tonight. No one does. So if Boston loses, I expect you back in this forum proclaiming the series isn't tied and that LA is ahead.

LONGTIMELAKERLOVER - DON'T YOU WORRY MY FRIEND (NOT!!) I'LL BE BACK NO MATTER WHAT & WHOEVER WINS...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE REFS FOR WINNING THE GAME 3 FOR THE LAKERS!


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