My game 3 predictions (not what I want but what I think will happen):
1st Q - Spurs come out strong with an initial lead sparked by Tony Parker. About half way through the Lakers warm-up and then end the quarter with a tie score.
2nd Q - play is pretty even, both teams go on little runs but the Lakers go into half time down by 5 points.
3rd Q - Lakers come out hot, as they have been, and dominate through the whole quarter. Lakers up by 10 points.
4th Q - Spurs start to make a run, cut the lead down to 2 then the Lakers rediscover how to close out games, supported by their home crowd, and go on a run to win by 12 points.
Final score 96-84 Lakers win
Shaq - quiet game, somewhere around 15 points
Kobe - on fire, more than 30 points
Karl - between 15 and 20 points, monster on the boards
GP - 4 points, spends most of the game whining
D-Fish - hits a couple timely shots in the 4th quarter to seal the game
"Basketball reasons" is as believable coming from Mitch Kupchak as it was coming from David Stern. #IWantedPhil