With it being such an emotional week for Laker Nation, I was hesitant to post any DOOM. But the Celtic fans remained respectful of Dr. Buss:Pre-Game:
This game has bad news written all over it.
For starters, the lakers will be extremely emotional after the death of their beloved owner. They’re going to have some sort of tribute for him and a moment of silence before the game. What better way to honor Dr. Buss’ memory than by beating the hated Celtics? Add to that the fact the Celtics are coming off back to back road games coupled with the blow out two weeks ago, and we’re in for a potentially embarrassing loss. We’re 7 point dogs right now. I really hope we win this game and stick it to them on their “emotional night”. Dr. Buss was a great man and I honor his memory, but he was a royal pain in the a** to our Celtics. I’m glad his son is in charge now! There’s no doubt he’ll run them into the ground. Go Celtics!
I'm worried about this game. As others have said many of the Lakers will want to win one for Dr Buss. Kobe will get his points we all know that. The keys will be Nash and Howard. If AB and Lee can shut down Nash (and I believe they can) and KG can get inside Howard’s already fragile and lethargic mind (Paint your face clown!) then we can win this. Plus our bench owns theirs. Their bench is probably the suckiest bench to ever suck a sucker.
Celtics Win At the end of the day, there’s still a basketball game to be played after all the emotion.
Unless Kobe goes for 40 I can’t see LA winning. They can’t guard anybody and at this point with his multiple injuries Dwight Howard is less valuable to a team on the court right now than KG
I am ok losing to the Nuggets......
Just don’t lose to the Lakers! If playing .500 ball is any indication, we should win this one.
Can’t shake the fear that Dwight Howard could go off like a bomb any game he wants to. Hope it isn’t tonight.
Road loss coming up—-and some VERY RESTLESS pro-rebuilding fans on this board tonite—-just a feeling!
The Buss man probably held out to die right before they played the Celtics!
I guess it is fitting in a way
I feel dirty saying this, but when it comes to death, I feel that I am obligated to give my condolences to the Laker Nation, and especially to his family.
no shame in that..the guy was a pioneer for the NBA… honestly it wasn’t for him.. we wouldn’t have had the great Lakers Celtics rivalry some of us had the pleasure of watching in the 80’s and arguably the greatest rivalry in all of sports..
RIP Jerry Buss
I want to give my condolences to the laker nation too because it’s always depressing and it hurts when we all lose someone who meant the world to us.
Bad ...This is gonna get bad … Fast.
If the first quarter is an idication how the rest of the game to go…….I’ll just leave it like that.
might have to resort to hack a howard
If DA cannot get us a center, this is what you will see for balance of season
Hope the C's can withstand Dwight in the first half. Must find a way to cool him off.
I always expect the free throw discrepency to be negative when we play the Evil ones, but to make up for that we need to play good D and rebound.
That has not happened and if not for Il Capitano we would be getting smoked like a party joint.
Soooooooo do I stay up or go to sleep??
Brandon Bass should write a rap song ...
About how much he SUCKS
...an emphatic dunk on howard would be nice to spark the team..
Free throws and rebounds killing us. Rebound I can accept, but FT??? Come on refs. Do your jobs! lol
They are lol Helping the Lakers is in their job description
Whatever. Even if the Lakers wins tonight, there’s no freakin’ way they’ll make the playoffs.
eh, we suck.
Well, You all have a good night.
If we lose: Refs
If we win: Lakers suck really bad
My philosophy. Feel free to use it
pick and roll
Nash and Howard is the killer play
Good thing we aren't making any trades This team is clearly clicking
Green should be in right now. Kobe is actually owning CLee leading to help D, leading to open players.
Let's give this one for the old dead guy...They’re not gonna make the playoffs anyway.
Bradley not having a very good night
He’s having a hard time guarding Nash tonight and poor Lee he’s doing his best defense on Kobe and he’s still making his shots.
We look really bad right now ugh.
Celtics hate winning
When the C's decide to play defense let me know.
What is sad is that we could beat these guys…if only the defense was there and if stern would allow the refs to just let them play.
Sighs. I hate losing to the Lakers. I need a beer.
What's the opposite of rebounding?
Emitting an aura that repels the ball? Do they teach that to our guys in camp?
Refs is least of problem
No O and no D tonight. We’re getting EXPOSED by the freaking Lakers.
Its like Dr. Buss is guarding the Celtic rim this second half. Nothings dropping
this game was decided before it even started
Buss dies, lakers first game since his death, home game for the lakers…no way the league allows boston to win. Anyone who thought you were going to see a legit game, called down the middle, may the best team win style is a fool. It is what it is. We all support a very sketchy sport that has an agenda and foul play running rampant through it every year….and we keep watching and supporting it…me included…they got us
...Lakers were playing a game after Dr Buss’ passing. So you know they were psyched to play tonite. Celtics should’ve expected that and played harder.
Celtics were not mailing it in. But they weren’t playing harder than they should have.
I hope we don't start a losing streak
Worst Loss of the Season.
This game was so frustrating to watch.
I dont remember this game
it didnt happen.
Score at least 100. So there would be no free tacos. That would be adding insult to injury.
After their win tonight they will get their hopes back of making the playoffs and making a run at a championship…dammit I’m scared! I don’t even know if I’m being sarcastic or not?!
Gawd I miss the dysfunctional Lakers right now!