1. Coming into this game, the biggest game of the season, we just knew that we were going to have a poor start. Early start was part of the reason why, but it was an early start for the Blazers as well. If we knew we are going to have a poor start, why couldnt Phil ? In those surcenstances I would chalange to win the 1 st quater, never mind the game. And lets face it, 1 st quater is where we lost the game.
2. Like so many times before, our offence in the 1 st half was all Shaq. You cant forget Kobe who mite just be the best player in the NBA right now. And when Phil finaly figured it wasent working he thurned to Kobe in the 2 nd half but it was to late. Obviously I blame that tactics for loss of the game but think beond the game - are you still sure Kobe will resighn with the Lakers ? He must be the most underated superstar by his own team.
To be honest, after all we have bean trew, 4 th sead looked to good to be tru. But since it was within our grasp we should have got it. Lets face it, Blazers have bean playing teribale basketball lately without Pippen losing at Memphisand home Vs Wolves and Jazz. So thay were there for the takeing.to
So, where to now ? Forget about the 4 th sead. But if we are lucky, we can still finish 5 th. All we nead to do is win both of our games and weit for ether Portland ( H Suns A Clippers ) or Wolves ( A Grizzlies ) to lose a game. Our chances mite be slim, but it could still happend. Hell we mite even get up to 4 th if both Wolves and Blazers lose but thats a sience fiction.
Geting up to 5 th would be very important for the Lakers cose if we do so, we will avoid Mavs in the 1 st round and even more important avoid Kings in the 2 nd witch could be the difference to winning it all or going outs where we lost the game.
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on Sun Apr 13, 2003 4:23 pm, edited 2 times in total.