Loss. Can't beat Denver's role players at HOME. Can't beat Jazz scrubs and rooks at HOME. Can't stay disciplined to win against GS gunners. Gasol playing soft defensively. Shannon is worse than Smush. Fisher can't shoot a good % to save his life. Kobe is stubborn and won't play facilitator properly. No way the Lakers win BOTH games in Portland this year.
4 game losing streak. No expectations for tonight at all. Sorry guys.
Go ahead and flame. I called the Denver loss on page one. Called the GS loss on page one. Calling this one too.
Tough time to lose three in a row only to end up in Portland a very tough city historically for LA. But, there is no real reason the Lakers shouldn't win this one(or the previous three for that matter), it all just comes down to how seriously they take the game.
They better get there act together. They seem to be in cruise control heading into the playoffs and feel they can just flip the switch. Well guess what that switch doesn't work in a seven game series when playing Boston or Miami on the road. They need to win and keep there edge over the Celtics and Heat. If they they do so they will finish 3rd just like they did last season and I like there chances. But to lose tonight will show that if it comes down to them losing in the the conference finals on the road or in the Finals, they'll have only to look at themselves for the lackluster play and lack of respect of the regular season.