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Old 05-12-2010, 04:02 AM   #16
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Default Re: **The finals** La Lakers V Boston Celtics What if?

At this point, this is the match-up I'd want to see the most. Call me a snob but if the Lakers are going to go to the finals I'd rather they face one of the elite old guard teams again.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:04 AM   #17
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Default Re: **The finals** La Lakers V Boston Celtics What if?

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wouldn't it be funny if the two teams that disappointed in the regular season (based on expectations) would be the ones that end up playing for the ring.

Yep, but on the other hand, in the first 1/3 of the regular season the Lakers and Celtics were the two strongest and most dominant teams. The Celtics went into a downward spiral due to injuries and simply being bored of the regular season. The Lakers had the same problem to a slightly lesser degree.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:06 AM   #18
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it is a what if thread dumbass

Lakers would win in 6 because of their size... seems that's the same story for every round

Boston has better big men, defensively.

And defense was the big factor in 2008.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:26 AM   #19
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i hate the celtics so much, id love to see this matchup. lakers in 4. sasha is out for blood
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:30 AM   #20
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Lakers sweep.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:37 AM   #21
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Default Re: **The finals** La Lakers V Boston Celtics What if?

Lakers hands down .. 5 games tops but that's if the celtics have a 4-leaf clover :P ifnot then the lakers with the broom
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:38 AM   #22
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Default Re: **The finals** La Lakers V Boston Celtics What if?

If there would ever be another chance for a rematch, this would be the year. IMO, I don't see the Celtics making another run after this year.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:42 AM   #23
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Default Re: **The finals** La Lakers V Boston Celtics What if?

I'd prefer THIS (LA/BOSTON) to another Lakers/Magic finals.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:48 AM   #24
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I'd prefer THIS (LA/BOSTON) to another Lakers/Magic finals.
Only because Magiv have a damn good chance of whooping our ass.
Magic/La would make a better series.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:48 AM   #25
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I'd prefer THIS (LA/BOSTON) to another Lakers/Magic finals.

Agreed. Much more meaningful, I think a lot of people were apathetic towards last year's finals because the teams had no real storyline or rivalry.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:53 AM   #26
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Only because Magiv have a damn good chance of whooping our ass.
Magic/La would make a better series.


Well there is a bit of that, but I'd also like to see a rivalry once more, and this time around it would be a case for revenge as well.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:24 AM   #27
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What happened in the 2008 Finals then? They had Odom and Gasol back then. I don't think Bynum is all that important to be honest, the Lakers' best starting line-up doesn't even include Bynum imo.


He is very important if you think it or not.

And the best starting lineup does very much include Drew.

Fisher-Bryant-Artest-Gasol-Bynum 668mins, +/- 155 , win% 62.5

Fisher-Bryant-Artest-Odom-Gasol 432mins, +/- 36 , win% 47.7%

It's only visual that Gasol and Odom are better together in the front court, it's not reality.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:30 AM   #28
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Unfortunately, the Celtics will be too beat up by the time they reach the Finals. Easiest championship victory ever.

exact same thing the "experts" were saying after the celtics had 2 series go 7 games in 2008, and they managed to beat the Lakers with relative ease in 08. Plus in the two games these two teams played against each other this season the scoring differential for both games is a combined two points.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:32 AM   #29
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Default Re: **The finals** La Lakers V Boston Celtics What if?

I dont want to speculate on who would win in a series of LA/Boston....However, I will say that these are two different teams coming around now. Boston is not going to just bounce LA right out of the scene like the first time around...Not to mention Boston's bench is about as weak as LA's if you ask me.....


It would be interesting, but it COULD go either way this time around....where as, the first time, I was pretty sure the Celts had it in the bag. But that was 2 years ago.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:33 AM   #30
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The Machine™ would explode for 40 points
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