LakerEricR wrote:Oh well I thought the Magic would win this game in my overall series prediction. However I felt like the Laker were going to steal this one once Lewis missed that shot with 37.6 left.
Make your free throws and tighten up the defense they will be fine in Game 4. NO WAY Orlando can shoot that well again.
BadCoaching wrote:Hate to say it but for a second game in a row Kobe screwed the 4th quarter up forcing stupid shots, turning the ball over and making stupid plays. Tonight he even missed his free throws.
Someone else needs to distribute the ball in the end of games he's just not getting it done. Running around wasting the clock getting rejected and throwing the ball away isn't smart basketball. I'm also tired of everyone thinking of him as a 4th quarter only player who just *has* to close the game. Give the ball to a point guard and go runt he base line and get an open shot it's ridiculous trying to split the defense in traffic and drive right into Howards face one on one which he also got cleanly blocked on and bailed out.
Phil needs to start coaching before we have another Phoenix 3 games in a row upset.
f355 wrote:Any one who believes lakers might lose championship because of this game you should stop watching and stop posting as well. We turned over the ball a lot. We made a lot of mistakes at the end. Orlando made and kinds of adjustments to catch us off guard, what you do think they would? I only said it on the other thread we're everyone seems to be celebrating game one and two victories. Geez, everytime we lose, its the same old s^%$ again. We just have to make adjustments, that's why it's a 7 game series and coaches. Don't worry about Kobe, I'm sure phil and the team will chat and watch the replays. We will bounce back! book it again! Yes it was disappointing because we could of won. Just get over it. Focus on Thursday!
kray28 wrote:I'll totally blame Kobe for this loss....but very little has to change as far as who has the ball in the fourth. It's Kobe's team, and without Kobe we aren't this deep in the playoffs, or even in this game today. Just remember that when you try to bring stuff about "checks and balances" and Kobe not being the best closer in the league. He is, and if I had this game to do over, I'd do it the same way again...the ball in Kobe's hands and trust in his judgment. Even the best have bad games and make enough mistakes to lose. Every failure in Kobe's career has brought him back even stronger to overcome the adversity....expect this little blip to be no different. He will come back with a vengeance on Thursday...and this time he won't miss those freethrows.
Lakerjones wrote:The amazing thing is the Magic shot lights out, got the benefit of most of the calls and more importantly the non-calls, ie: Dwight Howard getting away with yet another goaltend on that LO shot and foul, Howard getting away with at least three over the back plays, Howard getting away with endless moving screens and lowered shoulders on screens, Howard getting away with numerous elbows on offensive rebounds and post moves, and that horrendous no call for Gasol's AND ONE near the end of the game in which he got hammered on that move to the hole but made the bucket, but they still BARELY won this game. 63% shooting and we still had a chance to win this thing? That's crazy stuff. How is that even possible?
Heavier Than Heaven wrote:This series is ours no questions. Think about it...Orlando had to be at home, shooting 65 percent from the field, get away with pushing and shoving downlow, no offensive interference call, no double dribble call, and a late Laker turnover from Gasol to win....ONLY BY 4!
GinoDB wrote:Heavier Than Heaven wrote:This series is ours no questions. Think about it...Orlando had to be at home, shooting 65 percent from the field, get away with pushing and shoving downlow, no offensive interference call, no double dribble call, and a late Laker turnover from Gasol to win....ONLY BY 4!
and we won game 1, wel be alright
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