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justin8684
05-30-2010, 10:52 AM
Just remember people... in 2008, the Celtics bench is really what hurt the Lakers in that series. They will not have the reliable perimeter shooting of House and Posey to draw from in this series since they are no longer with the team. And, instead of having two bangers coming off the bench to mix it up in the paint in Davis and Powe, now it is just Davis with Wallace chucking up most of his offense very inconsistently from behind the arc. Meanwhile, the Lakers will have gained a big since they will have Bynum for this series.

The Big 3 are all 2 years older and declined a bit with age... although still very solid players. Garnett has suffered a significant injury at this stage of his career since 2008 as well. Rondo has also gone from the weak link two years ago to the catalyst of the Boston offense today.

For the Lakers, two years ago they pretty much coasted to the Finals on pure skill and got caught like deer in the headlights when somebody finally stepped to them. Since then, the Lakers have had several hard fought series where they have had to turn to something other than sheer skill to get the job done, and they have closed out something like 5 playoff series on the road the past two years. They also now have RON ARTEST to put on Paul Pierce... it will not be Pierce abusing the defensive rotation of Radmanovic and Walton as he did two years ago. Yes, lets not forget who Pierce got his on two years ago. The Lakers also have homecourt this time around, unlike two years ago.

In 2008, that series was one epic, historic fourth quarter collapse away from going the distance with all of those things considered. I just don't see how Boston beats LA this go around. That said, I think this is going to be one of the most competitive NBA Finals in recent memory and the Lakers will definitely have to earn it, but I think Boston is just going to run out of legs and weapons in the long run.

Hardbody316
05-30-2010, 11:14 AM
Just remember people... in 2008, the Celtics bench is really what hurt the Lakers in that series. They will not have the reliable perimeter shooting of House and Posey to draw from in this series since they are no longer with the team. And, instead of having two bangers coming off the bench to mix it up in the paint in Davis and Powe, now it is just Davis with Wallace chucking up most of his offense very inconsistently from behind the arc. Meanwhile, the Lakers will have gained a big since they will have Bynum for this series.

The Big 3 are all 2 years older and declined a bit with age... although still very solid players. Garnett has suffered a significant injury at this stage of his career since 2008 as well. Rondo has also gone from the weak link two years ago to the catalyst of the Boston offense today.

For the Lakers, two years ago they pretty much coasted to the Finals on pure skill and got caught like deer in the headlights when somebody finally stepped to them. Since then, the Lakers have had several hard fought series where they have had to turn to something other than sheer skill to get the job done, and they have closed out something like 5 playoff series on the road the past two years. They also now have RON ARTEST to put on Paul Pierce... it will not be Pierce abusing the defensive rotation of Radmanovic and Walton as he did two years ago. Yes, lets not forget who Pierce got his on two years ago. The Lakers also have homecourt this time around, unlike two years ago.

In 2008, that series was one epic, historic fourth quarter collapse away from going the distance with all of those things considered. I just don't see how Boston beats LA this go around. That said, I think this is going to be one of the most competitive NBA Finals in recent memory and the Lakers will definitely have to earn it, but I think Boston is just going to run out of legs and weapons in the long run.

nate robinson is a better off the bench spark than house...sheed is better than posey..those 2 points are invalid..

are you also aware that the lakers players are also 2 years older than they were in 2008 OMG!!! and kobe has a ****load of injuries as well..

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Dan.
05-30-2010, 11:21 AM
nate robinson is a better off the bench spark than house...sheed is better than posey..those 2 points are invalid..

are you also aware that the lakers players are also 2 years older than they were in 2008 OMG!!! and kobe has a ****load of injuries as well..

and there is one huge factor now


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Rondo has proven to be inconsistant. He plays good 1 game and plays ****ty the next. Im not worried about him. Celtics had it easy until now. Plus



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Hardbody316
05-30-2010, 11:23 AM
Rondo has proven to be inconsistant. He plays good 1 game and plays ****ty the next. Im not worried about him. Celtics had it easy until now. Plus



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celtics beat the 2 best teams in the nba..that means LA isnt one of those 2, therefore the celtics will beat LA..u mad?

justin8684
05-30-2010, 11:29 AM
Nate Robinson rarely even plays, and Posey also provided some solid defense off the bench in addition to his perimeter shooting as well. Wallace is garbage now.

And yes, the Laker players are two years older too, but aside from Fisher, we are talking about guys who are still in their physical primes, not passed it.

The injuries really sure seem to have bothered Kobe these past 11 games too, let me tell you. 33 PPG on 52% shooting from the field and 42% from behind the arc is just horrendous.

Hardbody316
05-30-2010, 11:33 AM
Nate Robinson rarely even plays, and Posey also provided some solid defense off the bench in addition to his perimeter shooting as well. Wallace is garbage now.

And yes, the Laker players are two years older too, but aside from Fisher, we are talking about guys who are still in their physical primes, not passed it.

The injuries really sure seem to have bothered Kobe these past 11 games too, let me tell you. 33 PPG on 56.9% shooting from the field and 42% from behind the arc is just horrendous.

sheeds defense is better than poseys..he pisses the **** outta the people he defends..pokes balls away...and can easily have a 20 point night at any given time...

and kobe is 32 years old and paul peirce is 32..so wtf does age have to do with anything? fisher will not be able to stay with rondo, and if kobe guards rondo he will be too tired on offense to be up to his 100% self

its50
05-30-2010, 12:50 PM
You include Robinson after seeing him play 1 good game in the playoffs? How do you know he'll be consistent? Yea he came off the bench in the 1st half on fire but he cooled off considerably in the 2nd half

cramron
05-30-2010, 01:21 PM
arnold is awesome and superior then runs into Oliva and gets owned....

Arnold grows stronger and adapt to Oliva to make sure it never happens again

Arnold goes against Oliva in Columbus Ohio and destroys him...

After that Oliva runs and hides from Arnold while Arnold mounts an absolute reign....


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oliva-celtics

cramron
05-30-2010, 01:22 PM
celtics gonna run and hide in 2011