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Video Caption Contest: Doc Rivers forcefully calls a timeout

The Celtics made the defensive stop they wanted, with Boston guard Rajon Rondo tipping Kobe Bryant's missed three-pointer to Ray Allen. It was just the kind of play that defined the Celtics' defensive presence and the Lakers' scoring drought in the fourth quarter, and it appeared Boston was well on its way to a Game 2 NBA Finals victory on Sunday at Staples Center.

That is until it became apparent that the Celtics might commit a turnover for failing to advance the ball past the timeline in eight seconds. That prompted Boston Coach Doc Rivers to call timeout, frantically waving down the officials as he stepped onto the court. It turned out to be a game-defining play in the Lakers' 103-94 Game 2 loss Sunday to Boston, as the Celtics responded to that timeout with a Kendrick Perkins layup extending Boston's lead to seven with 1:12 remaining.

"The guys got a kick out of that," Rivers said. "You know, it was funny, as big as that little moment was. I actually thought that the bigger moment was all the players were laughing at me and it allowed them to breathe a little bit, and I thought that helped us."

"He claimed that he's in shape, and when he ran out there we told him he looked like he wasn't in shape," Boston guard Ray Allen said. "You guys have got to give him a hard time about that. But he made it out there, so it definitely got us an extra possession."

The Lakers and their fans weren't amused. Rivers clearly stepped onto the court during the flow of play, causing Lakers Coach Phil Jackson and fans to wonder why Rivers wasn't given a technical foul.

"I don't know if you can do that or not," Jackson said. "I don't think that's legal to get on the floor. I think coaches have to stay on the sideline. They're not supposed to be on the floor. It's like he was shot out of a starter's block."

I would say it appeared Rivers looked as if he was trying to save a pedestrian from getting hit by a car. What's your comparison? The best comment will be featured in Tuesday's links post.

--Mark Medina

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SOMETIMES YOU RUN INTO AN ADVERSARY THAT YOU NEVER CAN BEAT:

Is Doc Rivers such an adversary for Phil Jackson? The score so far reads Doc Rivers 1 and Phil Zen 0. Is it going to remain 0 for Phil?


Ummm... isn't that a foul?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

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.

Where are these new rules again?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

So, let me get this right, home court calls go to everyone else but the Lakers. Is that right? Is that hidden somewhere amidst the Book of Dark Arts kept close to the chest of Darth Stern?

Ridiculous.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Exactly. This is just one of the numerous calls the refs blew. This is a technical folks. We should have shot 1 free throw plus posession. Just like Kobe's 5th foul at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Watch the replay, Fat Baby's right heel is inside the circle when Kobe jumps to take the shot. Fat Baby then slides under Kobe while Kobe is in mid air, this is called a block. Any tool who knows basic basketball rules realizes this. These two calls alone changed the entire complexity of the 4th quarter. I guarantee there would have been a different outcome had the refs not made 2 massive mistakes here. The Lakes know how they got effed by the refs in Game 2. They will come out with a pissed off vengeance in Game 3. Beware celtics, we will win by double digits.

Jon K, you must have missed another new rule. You know the one where Ray Allen flopped backward onto the floor trying to guard Kobe and Kobe got called for an offensive foul where neither his head, his elbow or shoulder even touched Allen?

I thought he was going to get the ball and give a shot himself...

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.

Where are these new rules again?

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

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

GO LAKERS!!!

Posted by: Jon K. | June 07, 2010 at 05:11 PM

You seem to understand the new rules very well.

Now quit your cryn. There's no crying in basketball. Act like a man!

REPOST:

HERE'S A SUMMARY OF KOBE 5 FOULS:

1st foul- 3:06 1st qtr.. rondo has ball in open court.. goes right at kobe in the key.. absolutely NO contact by kobe... foul called

2nd foul- 4:06 2nd qtr.. allen gets ball from inbounds pass at halfcourt.. kobe is playing tight defense. allen decides to go dribble around kobe.. kobe establishes position before contact is made.. foul still called.. that couldve been easy non call..

3rd foul- 3:20 2nd qtr... kobe has ball toward top of the key. he leans into ray allen.. allen is hangin on kobe back and when kobe makes a move for a turnaround allen completely flops and refs buy it... kobe has to sit rest of half.

4th foul- 6:19 3rd qtr.. kobe has ball near corner of 3 pt line and is backin into rondo.. rondo clearly FOULS kobe first by smacking his arm and back.. (no foul called on rondo) kobe then fumbles ball as result of contact... rondo then reaches for ball falling out of bounds.. kobe clearly goes out of his way to avoid him and makes no contact bit refs call foul??!... kobe sits again this time till end of quarter.. CRUCIAL CALL

5th foul- 11:15 4th qtr.. kobe has ball near top of 3 pt line.. he dribbles around tony allen and drives toward left side of key... pulls up for a jumper... big bay draws a charge by sliding his feet all the way under kobe.. replays will show his feet were clearly not set... kobe jumped way before big baby established position.. another easy blown call... MOST CRUCIAL CALL OF THE GAME... kobe in foul trouble with a whole quarter left.. i wonder if refs were aware hmmm..

so there you have it... 5 fouls.. 1 arguable call (2nd foul) and 4 PHANTOM FLOP FOULS that refs bought right away without hesitation.. these 4 calls were not even arguable calls.. just blatant bad calls that even with a naked eye and without the help of slow motion you can clearly tell was bad.. kobe is a superstar but today for some odd reason he was getting thrashed like a rookie out there...

if you have TIVO please go back and rewind.. witness this for yourself.

some may argue lakers still had a chance.. yes of course they did.. some calls came in our favor some in theirs.. but none had an effect as big as the blatant biased calls against kobe with the game on the line.

oh and as for collateral damage.. rondo owes the refs.. most of his damage was done with kobe on the bench.. rondo is clearly more comfortable and became more aggressive without kobe on him... but bspn aint buyin that.. they're too busy hypin up his triple double.

Posted by: yellofever | June 06, 2010 at 11:23 PM

DFish liability rears up at the worse time -- now.
Fisher can't check Rondo or Ray Allen.

Fisher's veteran presence and media savvy doesn't defend.

Adjustment is obvious.

Less Fish,
more Brown and Farmar.

yellofever, I second you on that.
Excellent post.
Cheers.

The lakers shot 15 more free throws than the Celtics... stop crying ,,

oh and as for collateral damage.. rondo owes the refs.. most of his damage was done with kobe on the bench.. rondo is clearly more comfortable and became more aggressive without kobe on him... but bspn aint buyin that.. they're too busy hypin up his triple double.

Posted by: yellofever | June 06, 2010 at 11:23 PM
Posted by: yellofever | June 07, 2010 at 05:24 PM

Stop being a hater. Now quit your crying. There's no crying in basketball.

thanks magic phil..

its amazing to me how blatantly obvious it was that the refs were targeting kobe last nite.. the proof was in the pudding.. i dont know what else to say.

i'm also sick as how these refs try to pretend to be fair by calling stupid makeup calls... these refs already know exactly how many fouls players have and how many more fouls they need to be in the penalty..

as tim donaghy said the refs are hard wired prior to games and nothing could be more apparent than last nite.

Seems like nobody thus far wants to play this time, MM. It's just not funny when one team gets away with flouting the rules with no consequence. That extra possession was huge.

Todd,

I don't think anybody can guard Rondo and Allen on one-on-one. It should be switching defense like what they did in the 2nd half. Once Rondo and/or Allen hides on screens, someone has to switch fast and cover their vision. On Allen, the strategy is anticipate, anticipate, anticipate the three point jump shot while on Rondo watch the hands and his eyes anticipate, anticipate, anticipate the pick & roll, assist or body English floater in the center. No need to body up these little guards to avoid fouls. Two defensive moves which is difficult to stop but ideal to stop their effectiveness a). don't let them receive the ball; b) once they have the ball apply the scissor defense try to touch the ball without hitting any part of the body similar to what Artest is doing on PP or Bowen on Kobe. Therefore, Gasol should use his long hand to block shots, Bynum should cover the guard left by Gasol in the post, Fisher should body up another Celtic to block them from rebounds, Artest should also help in covering players near the ring or in the shaded area. In other words, it is like 5 pistons of an engine constantly moving in order to create power and combustion. If one piston (like Kobe last night with 5 fouls) is weak or cannot move, the whole combustion is also affected.

Now incorporate in Sasha, Brown or Farmar in the 2nd quarter but the princple remains the same. Switch defense as if Allen and Rondo are guarded by 5 players but it is just a scramble play. If you have been playing basketball for so many years, this is known as "common sense" defense which expert put name into it as floating zone or hybrid man-to-man and/or zone.

Fisher is slower than the three aforementioned players but he's still the most stable guard among them. He makes good decisions, can absorb the blows, can read PG style and deliver the knock out punch as well. Definitely, he is slow to react compared to young PG. I like also the other three but the reasons why they are in the 2nd unit are as follows: Sasha is pesky-jerky foul prone guard, Farmar is small, fast but turn-over prone while Brown is a pesky guard but indecisive in offense. If Kareem taught Drew, Magic should also give these guards lesson this summer. If I were Brown, I am willing to invest this summer just to learn the PG techniques because knowledge is power and big money too.

Edwin Gueco...

Don't let the situation with the trolls and multiple posters get you down. Most of us who frequent here know from the tenor and content of a post whether or not it's a phony posting as one of the regulars.

I understand how it can be discouraging. To folks with our sensibilities, that type of behavior can never be understood. Let's just take the good things from this site and not worry about the rest. The only way trolls win is when we pay attention to them.

Doc running out on the court exclaiming "I can't believe what little, whiney beeeeetches these lakers and their fans are!".

Mark, do I get featured?

Some very good comments...some very sophmoric and immature comments. ESPN is too busy "hyping" Rondo's triple double? There has only been 1 in the last 7 years. Did you not watch the final 5:21? He personally took the game over...10 points, flicked the ball away from Bryant...block shot on D Fish...it's funny reading all the "Kobe got screwed by the refs" comments...hilarious...Kobe gets more "star treatment" than anybody in the NBA, except maybe LBJ. Bottom line...Boston played with urgency...LA did not. Boston had no answer for Gasol or Bynum...LA went "away" from the triangle...Kobe pannicked and took some quick shots...with all the Boston bigs in foul trouble...why did LA stop pounding the ball inside? Wallace and Davis brought energy off the bench...Lamar was just terrible. Game 3 should be interesting...Kobe should have handled the post game questions like a professional, with class...instead, he acted like a middle schooler who just lost his X-Box privledges. Kobe's post game antics further cements his reputation as self centered, me first superstar...his obviouos talents aside...he is impossible to root for.

BronxLF,

Thanks for the advice. I'm not discouraged because if we do, we have left this blog a long time ago just like our worthy contemporaries who don't have the temerity to blog with young immature juvenile. Boy, we are missing lots of good insights from bloggers like: Korey, JJ, Kiwi, hariyahu, Pete, Tully Moxness, Raz Gaznabi, WiZo, Xodus, Faith etc. For one reason or another, they are no longer blogging the replacement is too much euphoria, homer ism, narcissism combined with personal attacks. Reasonable people are overwhelmed and afraid to participate. LA Times is a reputable site why many Laker fans are depositing their ideas here free of charge. It is the responsibility of the management of this site to make it a livable blog. That is the reason why there government exist in any country or a managerial hierarchy in any company to promote order and tranquility. Once you promote anarchy, then that is also the end of harmony and friendship.

Doc running on the floor, "You can't call a tech on me, I paid you good money! muahahaha!!!! TIME OUT!"

Celtics have no answer for Bynum. Just too good.

Be afraid Boston, be very afraid.

Lakers in 5!!!

There are some mistakes made by Lakers such as playing individually by Kobe dribbling the ball more than required. The lakers was showing more of individual competition with each other than playing a team sport against the Celtics. The referees called fouls as soon as Lakers had the ball. This is done intentionally by David Stern who is old enough not to heed the needs of those dynamic players. He wanted to take it to 7 game series. It is pathetic. Let's revolt to change the 19th century leaders with dynamic and evolving young leaders. I am glad I stopped watching basket ball long time ago.

How convenient for this Boston fans to post here. It's convenient because it's not THEIR blog so they make fan of the regulars here. And when they lose? They just don't show up.

exceptions of course: Reds and 131

This coming from a Kobe Hater columnist? LOL

"I know this, it didn't look to me as if the referees were in any hurry to call it a season any time soon.

Now it looks like Game 6 or 7 before it's settled, huge TV ratings, and don't know how the NBA made the Celtics appear younger, quicker and better in a matter of just days, but kudos.

It's best for TV anyway when the home team clinches a championship, so Game 6 or 7 it is."

DON'T KNOW HOW THE NBA MADE THE CELTICS APPEAR YOUNGER, QUICKER AND BETTER IN A MATTER OF JUST DAYS, BUT KUDOS.


CLASSIC!!!! I'M RACKING THAT.

Doc: "I call time out."
Judge: "Over-ruled."
Doc: "In strenously object."
Doc: "Oh, well in that case..."


No technical foul, but I'm sure if it had been Alvin Gentry he'd a been suspended. Well, maybe not. But reprimanded and/or fined. Even a league reprimand would be ok. He hadn't been awarded time out for Pete & Pete's sake.

No worries, can't be a fight without a bloody nose and it sure ain't no dance.
Who's in charge of this here rodeo?

I meant to say "I strenously call time-out."

It was supposed to be a hilarious reference to the high court drama and movie A Few Good Men. Hilarious.

Wank.

Great points Yellofever,

There was also the "steal" that Rondo got by smacking Kobe's elbow in crunch time, no call. Than Artest goes after a LOOSE BALL, and gets called for his sixth. Last night's officiating was almost as bad as game 2 of the 2008 Finals.

Ray Allen hand checks Kobe on nearly every possession with no whistles, but the first time Kobe puts his hand on Allen's hip, a foul was called on Kobe.

My only hope is that since Satan Stern got his wish (an extended series), the officiating will be less corrupt, I mean fair, from this point forward.
The Celtics CANNOT beat the Lakers without help from the refs. The Celtics CANNOT stop Kobe without help from the refs.

This link shows how the Celtics get away with murder - an analysis of the 2008 Finals:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR74mWiXg1s&feature=related

No worries, can't be a fight without a bloody nose and it sure ain't no dance.
Who's in charge of this here rodeo?


Posted by: Jamie Sweet | June 07, 2010 at 07:04 PM

You have a great imagination. You should come live with us.

¿Do these d***s know the rules?

NBA

Section IV-The Coach and Others
a. The coach's position may be on or off the bench from the 28' hash mark to the baseline. They are permitted between the 28' hash mark and the midcourt line to relay information to players but must return to the bench side of the 28' hash mark immediately or be called for an non-unsportsmanlike technical foul. A coach is not permitted to cross the midcourt line and violators will be assessed an unsportsmanlike technical foul immediately. All assistants and trainers must remain on the bench. Coaches and trainers are not permitted to go to the scorer's table, for any reason, except during a deadball.

i will not pay any buck next year to Stern, be sure.

This is not funny, is just wafull.

I'll play.

"I'm Doc Rivers. Did someone call for a doctor?"

I always regard myself as the Voice of Reason as Laker fan since Jerry and Elgin and will give appropriate props to the Celts for taking game 2. However, the Refs were a big factor in taking Kobe out of the game as much of a factor. Regardless of the number of free throws, Refs affected this game BIG TIME! That being said, would have been nice for Fisher, Odom and Artest to show up ready to play!

Oh, and for the real criers over Allen being taken out of game 1, please don't even compare a good player (great shooter) to THE GREAT PLAYER (Kobe).

Forget about Doc calling time-out.

Let`s see a clip of what happened 20-30 seconds later, when Artest conducted a "clinic" by running the vaunted "Triangle" to perfection....waste ten precious seconds dribbling from one side of the court to the other, then shooting a bizarre 21-footer from the corner!!!

Even though Las Vegas oddsmakers have made the Celtics a 3-point favorite for Game 3...Edwin Gueco`s beloved Leprechauns have got to figure out a better way keep Gasol and Bynum from having another "Block Party" everytime we try to score in the paint!

doc should have been given a technical
remember when kidd bumped into the
coach who was on the court during
play and kidd drew a tech on him
and scalabeanie also.

Watch the tape again, at 11-12 seconds he signaled time out standing in front of the bench, the ref acknowledges him and blows the whistle while Rivers is still in the bench area and falling onto the court, he then enters the court, no penalty; deal with it, get over it; geeez you guys are whiners.

If Feel Jackoffson could get off his ass and do something he would do the same thing.

Also, if Ray Allen flopped on Kobe's offensive head butt how did blood get into Allen's mouth?????

Somebody better put a picture of the Laker bench on a milk carton, as bad as they were last night for the next 6 days and three games they will completely disappear in Boston.

Why they're looking for the Laker's Bench, you might as well put out an APB for Boston's frontline. The more Pau talks about him, the softer Garnott seems to get.

Doc just wanted to TROLL arrond the court like Peltics fans do over here.

Now i realize, trolling is what peltics fans love.

Props to the Celtics for pulling out a tough, gritty win in game 2 last night. Give credit where credit is due. The Celtics closed the game the right way. While I didn't like the way our perimeter players played last night and the many, crucial foul calls on both teams, I believe our Lakers will bounce back. I've said from the start that this was going to be a tough, grueling series and that the Celtics are unlike any team the Lakers have ever faced because of their history, championship pedigree and veteran star players. Rondo is the engine that makes that team go, no question about it. We survived the hot shooting of Ray Allen and even took the lead late in the 4th, but Rondo took over and we had no answer.

I believe we can live with one or maybe even two of the big three having good games, but we're in trouble when Rondo runs wild, making plays for himself and his mates. Lakers must tighten up on defense and play smarter. This is going to continue to be a great series as the Lakers and Celtics battle every inch of the way.

Btw, someone needs to wake up LO and let him know that we are now 3 games into the finals and that he's no longer practicing his one line for a Taco Bell commercial.

wahhhhhhhhhh....Kobe gets to the charity stripe all the time on fouls not even comited by the Celtics..Did anyone happen to look at the FTA at the end of the 3rd quarter. Lakers 37 Boston 14. You are all cryin the Lakers got screwed on calls. End of game Lakers FTA 41 Boston 26. I can see you all being mad if it was reversed and the refs blew calls at the end. Remember years back when the Kings got screwed ?? Im sure none of you complained then. Fact is Rondo hardly 6 foot tall gets the most rebounds of either team at 15. Ron Arters 1-10. Lakers 3P% 22% thats 5 for 22. Your team sucked. So you can have those 3 bad calls. Tell you what take 3 bad calls plus I will give you 3 baskets= 6 points...oh sorry yeah you still lose....
NBA Today... NBA Tomorrow...NBA Forever.

Take the blinders off and enjoy the game.

GO LAKERS!!!

OK, I'm quite sure the last few Jon K posts are from an imposter. Either that or he's having some fun with us.

****

Re: caption - Doc Rivers as... "the Running Man".

Lakers shot only .40 percent last night, take away Bynums dunks and they are in the low 30's.

The Lakers won the first battle but the Celts will wear them down and just like they made the Cavs and Magic quit in their series the Lakers will too; by game 5 Gasol and Andy Bynum will be ground down like spent erasers on an old pencil.

Gotta keep the faith...

We are more talented than the Chowders...

Our Bigs and Kobe will pull this out...

We win game 3...we are back in control of the series...

I don't see Ray having another monster game...definitely not 4 of them...

They will tire the longer this series goes...

#16 Coming Up...

Also, if Ray Allen flopped on Kobe's offensive head butt how did blood get into Allen's mouth?????

Posted by: Abe Frohman | June 07, 2010 at 07:51 PM
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that is not a foul. bumping knees/head/arms unless it was done on purpose. Kobe was making a move and they bumped heads. thats not a foul. The ref called a foul on Kobe for lowering his shoulder (which he didn't).
You lose that argument. I am not sure about the timeout that was acknowledged by the ref, I have to watch that again.
Anyway, I dare to come here WHEN the Lakers win it all. Judging by your posts, you will disappear right before the Celtics get eliminated.

Who is this Abe Frohman talking like he knows basketball?? How can an old KG and Toofat Perkins can wear down a more versatile, young and talented Gasol and Bynum?? You compare Shaq & Howard to Gasol and Bynum??Where is your logic and good reasoning? Shaq and Howard are both physical players who cannot shoot consistent FT and limited footwork and skill set. Now for the last 2 games Pau and Bynum were dominated the paint, where is Perkins and KG? True enough you are one the many pathetic trolls here. why don't you create your own blog and post your wild ideas and hallucinating comments...stop taking drugs boy not good for your idiotic mind...

Who is this Abe Frohman talking like he knows basketball?? How can an old KG and Toofat Perkins can wear down a more versatile, young and talented Gasol and Bynum?? You compare Shaq & Howard to Gasol and Bynum??Where is your logic and good reasoning? Shaq and Howard are both physical players who cannot shoot consistent FT and limited footwork and skill set. Now for the last 2 games Pau and Bynum were dominated the paint, where is Perkins and KG? True enough you are one the many pathetic trolls here. why don't you create your own blog and post your wild ideas and hallucinating comments...stop taking drugs boy not good for your idiotic mind...

Posted by: apollo c. vermont | June 07, 2010 at 08:39 PM

You sure talk a big game for someone who just got spanked!

Bynumite showing great heart giving this effort with the hurt knee and all...

KG with the bad knee is just all talk...He thinks answering Pau's remarks means he has to up his dirty play...A few more elbows here...a shove or a lowered shoulder there...he even tries to land on our boy's feet to cause an ankle injury...

I take Ab over KG anyday...All Kevin is good for, is a lame primal scream...and tough words to match his thug persona...

What the doctor ordered is for Lamar Odom to show up in game 3...

Hello LO...where have you been...

well im glad were not talking/cryin about the fouls anymore ..I think i put that to rest

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couldn't agree with you more Apollo ... this abe kid is a complete tool. he/she truly has no knowledge of the game of basketball. childish, immature and flat ignorant posts from this kid.

I love the Celtics but it seemed pretty clear to me that Doc Rivers was already on the court with 18secs on the shot clock calling timeout before the ref across him
blew the whistle.

For those that like to bring up the free throw discrepancy, let me remind you on this...

The Celts bigs were the ones who got the bulk of the Celts foul calls. The Celts bigs frequently fouled Bynum and Gasol especially in the act of shooting. When the Celts foul, they "foul". There is no ands, ifs or buts about it. You can clearly see them. The Kobe calls, there were none. Wallace, Davis, Perkins, Garnett... none of them can handle Bynum or Gasol. Too big, too long, too skilled, too good.

Bare in mind, the Lakes and the Celts had the same number of fouls at the end of the game. On top of that, despite the end game fouls, the game was rather close in total fouls. If the Celts bigs would stop fouling ours, there wouldn't be as many free throws (of course, we'd have more FG's so either way!!)

"Bare in mind, the Lakes and the Celts had the same number of fouls at the end of the game"

41 to 26 is the same at the end?????.

All fouls on Boston were hard fouls???. How about all the phantom calls on Boston when Kobe takes a shot. I counted at least 6 B.S calls. Kobe goes up for a shot and automatically they give him shot and 1. Like I said take your calls that were bad and give yourself 4 baskets=8 points..uhh u still lose.

Lastly Yes or No Kobe gets to the charity stripe where he wasn't even fouled??? Your response will tell me alot. I am neither a Boston fan or Lakers fan. I love to watch all teams all basketball season long.I was born and raised in L.A (40 years) but never cared for the fair weather fans of L.A. I was watchin game and with over a minute to go fans were leaving Staples..What an effin joke.

"If the Celts bigs would stop fouling ours, there wouldn't be as many free throws"

I guess you can say your bigs fouled just as much and put Boston to the free throw line the most ???
Odom 5
Bynum 5
Artest 6
Gasol 3
TOTAL= 19

Uh yeah ur bigs dont foul huh??.. What a joke..
Take the blinders off and watch the game with both eyes. There is more to bball than just the Lakers.

"If the Celts bigs would stop fouling ours, there wouldn't be as many free throws"

I guess you can say your bigs fouled just as much and put Boston to the free throw line the most ???
Odom 5
Bynum 5
Artest 6
Gasol 3
TOTAL= 19

Uh yeah ur bigs dont foul huh??.. What a joke..
Take the blinders off and watch the game with both eyes. There is more to bball than just the Lakers.

J-Dizzle ...sorry my bad yeah the fouls were the same at the end 29-29. I was thinkin FTA. So still where is the beef??

I can see if total fouls against lakers were 29 and fouls on Boston was 15 then it would be unfair...Just don't see the were the game was stolen or unjust because it goes both ways in a game. I see bad calls against both teams.

I have to say in "Your" number 1 fans own voice...Mr. Jack Nicholson

"You can't handle the truth"

Not as in Paul Pierce...though he will come alive tonight..just watch

The truth as in the truth as in just watch the game with both eyes...As in when Kobe goes to the stripe for a foul not even comited against the other team make a mark on a piece of paper. Say to yourself yeah he got a call there. Look at that paper at the end of the night/game and tell me it doesnt look like a chicken walked in ink and then did a dance on your paper :)

LA's failures to execute were well before Rivers ran out on the court. The tech would have made it a 4-point game going the other way but LA proved they weren't up to closing that gap anyway.

Don't focus on this stuff folks.


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