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Old 04-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #16
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Default Re: Does anybody really think Lakers will lose before the finals?

With Kobe hurt, Gasol playing like crap, Bynum being a glassman and our bench bricking shot after shot, anything is possible. I've yet to see them really turn it on like they did after All Star Break, which is shocking.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #17
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The Mavs have bigs, Dirk usually embarrasses Gasol, nice guard rotation, and Marion can defend Kobe pretty well.

Not saying the Mavs will win but it should be interesting.
The thing is though, every Lakers series looks "interesting" at one point, and then a few games later it looks like it was never a series. I predict 4-2 or 4-3 at worst for the Lakers to be honest.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:31 PM   #18
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this series looks like the series against Houston a few years back. they had no TMac and no Yao and it went to game 7 with some really bad losses for the Lakers. against some teams they only seem to care about basketball every second game.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:32 PM   #19
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this series looks like the series against Houston a few years back. they had no TMac and no Yao and it went to game 7 with some really bad losses for the Lakers. against some teams they only seem to care about basketball every second game.

but the Hornets best player is active
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:40 PM   #20
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if the mavs get caron butler back, they could definitely be a problem. okc and memphis as well
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:42 PM   #21
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@ people saying Mavs a threat, as good as they're playing now I really doubt that Mavs can beat Lakers in a 7 game series. Lakers got their number, Mavs should just lay because they en route for a 2nd round exit. They should bite the bullet and let Rip City advance
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #22
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LOL @ this guy

They match-up better than any team In the West agianst the Lakers.

They got a good big front court, just like the Lakers.
They got a better bench.
The Lakers play horrible in the Rose Garden.
Kobe isn't the same Kobe
LaMarcus Aldridge will own Gasol
Andre Miller will make Fisher wished he retired

I doubt the refs/David Stern will allow it thou.


Bynum&Pau&LO >whole Blazers frontcourt
'Lakers play horrible in Rose garden'?? 3-1 in the regular season and 1 win @ Portland this year. Last year 1 win 1 loss aswell @ Portland.
Miller is old just like Fish.
And if Pau steps up Alridge aint destroying sht

Lakers in 6

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Old 04-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #23
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If Pau continues to play like this kiss this threepeat goodbye.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:53 PM   #24
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The thing is though, every Lakers series looks "interesting" at one point, and then a few games later it looks like it was never a series. I predict 4-2 or 4-3 at worst for the Lakers to be honest.
what a bold prediction.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:55 PM   #25
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I might get a lot of heat for this, but the Hornets are gonna pull off the unthinkable - bring it back to New Orleans up 3-2.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:07 PM   #26
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Healthy Portland Trailblazer (when healthy) >>>> Lakers (when healthy)

And aren't the Lakers healthy? Who isnt healthy on the Lakers?

kobe
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:08 PM   #27
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I might get a lot of heat for this, but the Hornets are gonna pull off the unthinkable - bring it back to New Orleans up 3-2.

Honestly I can see this happening
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:12 PM   #28
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Chris Paul fixing to wake everybody up when he sends the Lakers fishing in the first round.

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Old 04-26-2011, 01:29 PM   #29
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OKC has everything you'd want from a team capable of beating the Lakers. The question is if they'll be the Lakers and not if they can.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:33 PM   #30
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Honestly I can see this happening

I'm sure you could 'see' it happening, but if you were putting 1000$ down at vegas let's say with no lines just win or lose, I think you'd go with the Lakers
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