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Old 05-29-2008, 05:11 PM   #31
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Default Re: Western Conference Finals, Lakers v Spurs, Game 5, Thursday

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In all fairness, when has Manu ever performed reverse double-pump and tomahawk dunks? He has his occasional slashing dunk, put nothing spectacular. He's more of a layup guy.



Mentally, Kobe is the toughest player in the league (along with Iverson) and he plays through injuries really well. Look at that one guy in Cleveland who sits out games due to back spasms and sprained fingers on his NON-shooting hand. I agree that Manu is less than 100%, but you play with the cards you're delt. It's playoff time. No excuses.

you're right. manu is not a big flashy dunk guy. but he does explode off the dribble and slash his way to the basket as good as most anyone in the league. i saw glimpses of this in game 3, but they were just that, glimpses.

you're also right about playing with what you got. the lakers have played solid ball on both ends of the court, i just came into this thread to say that if manu can make himself a factor tonight, which i think comes down to his health, then that puts the spurs in a better position to get the win.
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you're right. manu is not a big flashy dunk guy. but he does explode off the dribble and slash his way to the basket as good as most anyone in the league. i saw glimpses of this in game 3, but they were just that, glimpses.

The Lakers are doubling Manu hard almost EVERYTIME a Spurs big is setting a high screen for him. In addition, the 2nd defender is sticking with Manu on the screen/pick (instead of rotating off him and going back to his defensive assignment). The Lakers are playing Manu very similar to how Boston played LeBrick. They're giving him the outside shot but taking away his penetration lanes. In Game 3, Manu's outside shot was on and he burned the Lakers as a result. In the Spurs 3 losses, he couldn't make an outside shot.

p.s. what does your avatar mean? I see half a Kobe, but what's that thing to the left?
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Keep an eye out for the refs. This whole game could be one big makeup call for the Spurs.

You could argue that the refs were hooking the Spurs up for 47 minutes in game 4, but even with help, the Lakers controlled much of that game. What more could the refs do? prevent kobe from taking FTs? getting them in foul trouble early? it's been done and hasn't mattered.
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p.s. what does your avatar mean? I see half a Kobe, but what's that thing to the left?

oh that's an *

i do need to make the lines thicker now that you mention it. :)
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oh that's an *

i do need to make the lines thicker now that you mention it. :)

u r missing the horizontal line.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:46 PM   #36
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Default Re: Western Conference Finals, Lakers v Spurs, Game 5, Thursday

Those old Spurs. They need a vacation.
Let's be good and give them one.
Go Kobe, to where you belong.
The NBA Finals.
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Default Re: Western Conference Finals, Lakers v Spurs, Game 5, Thursday

I have a feeling this could be a blowout.

My thinking is that the Spurs spent all their energy to try and win in Game 4, which could make them tired and spent for tonight.

I have seen instances where a team plays an emotional game and then gets blown out.

1970, Knicks make a big comeback in spite of Willis Reed's injury, only to get pummeled in L.A.

I feel the Spurs used up all their energy in Game 4.
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Here's what's gonna happen tonight.....

The Spurs will come out red hot. Manu, Parker and Timmay will be hiting their shots. Kobe will pick up a couple of cheezey early fouls. Odom will be in typical Odumb form and Pau Gasoft will continue to play like a WNBA player. San Antonio will go into half-time leading by 8-10 points.

Lakers come out strong in the opening few minutes of the 3rd. Kobe starts to drain a few jumpers and finally gets some calls from the refs. The game will be close throughout the 2nd half and with a few minutes left in the 4th....Kobe pulls the Lakers ahead for good. Robert Horry leaves the game to a standing ovation from the Staples crowd. Pau Gasol is seen hiding behind the Lakers bench because he's terrified of the loud noise. Lakers win by 9 points and Kobe ends up with 33 points.

Now there's no need for anyone to watch tonights game.

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Here's what's gonna happen tonight.....

The Spurs will come out red hot. Manu, Parker and Timmay will be hiting their shots. Kobe will pick up a couple of cheezey early fouls. Odom will be in typical Odumb form and Pau Gasoft will continue to play like a WNBA player. San Antonio will go into half-time leading by 8-10 points.

Lakers come out strong in the opening few minutes of the 3rd. Kobe starts to drain a few jumpers and finally gets some calls from the refs. The game will be close throughout the 2nd half and with a few minutes left in the 4th....Kobe pulls the Lakers ahead for good. Robert Horry leaves the game to a standing ovation from the Staples crowd. Pau Gasol is seeing hiding behind the Lakers bench because he's terrified of the loud noise. Lakers win by 9 points and Kobe ends up with 33 points.

Now there's no need for anyone to watch tonights game.

I want to take you seriously...but i don't know if i should.
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Default Re: Western Conference Finals, Lakers v Spurs, Game 5, Thursday

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Here's what's gonna happen tonight.....

The Spurs will come out red hot. Manu, Parker and Timmay will be hiting their shots. Kobe will pick up a couple of cheezey early fouls. Odom will be in typical Odumb form and Pau Gasoft will continue to play like a WNBA player. San Antonio will go into half-time leading by 8-10 points.

Lakers come out strong in the opening few minutes of the 3rd. Kobe starts to drain a few jumpers and finally gets some calls from the refs. The game will be close throughout the 2nd half and with a few minutes left in the 4th....Kobe pulls the Lakers ahead for good. Robert Horry leaves the game to a standing ovation from the Staples crowd. Pau Gasol is seen hiding behind the Lakers bench because he's terrified of the loud noise. Lakers win by 9 points and Kobe ends up with 33 points.

Now there's no need for anyone to watch tonights game.

We gotta watch. Nothing like seeing the Zen master take down the Spurs and Kobe killing Bruce Bowen.
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Default Re: Western Conference Finals, Lakers v Spurs, Game 5, Thursday

Spurs will win tonight

yeah the spurs are old...but theyre only one year older than they were last year.
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Spurs will win tonight

yeah the spurs are old...but theyre only one year older than they were last year.

Are you sure?
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Spurs will win tonight

yeah the spurs are old...but theyre only one year older than they were last year.
They're not going up against the Jazz this year.
The Lakers don't give a sh*t if the Spurs are experienced, young or whatever.
We'll just smash your team into pieces.
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Default Re: Western Conference Finals, Lakers v Spurs, Game 5, Thursday

The Spurs need to play from ahead. They pretty much are running on fumes right now, and if it becomes apparent they are not competing, it's going to be hard to ignore that psychologically adn give 100%, even if you want to.

I think they run out of gas sometime in the 4th and a 10 point game becomes a 20 point game adn that's that. THe Spurs ALWAYS scare me, but logically,this doesn't seem like a game they can win.
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They're not going up against the Jazz this year.
The Lakers don't give a sh*t if the Spurs are experienced, young or whatever.
We'll just smash your team into pieces.

hahaha "smash your team into pieces." haha
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