U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-16-2010, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Outside of Los Angeles
1,248 posts, read 2,277,899 times
Reputation: 790

Advertisements

If history is any indication, teams that are ahead in a series 3 games to 2 and don't close it out, they lose. In 1988 the Detroit Pistons were ahead 3-2 going into Game 6 and what happened? They couldn't finish off the Lakers and ended up losing the series. More recently in 2009, Boston was ahead 3-2 against Orlando but they couldn't close out the series and ended up losing a Game 7 on their court. Regardless of what some may say, this is not a good strategy for the Celtics who know deep down inside they should have closed out this series. In these playoffs, every time the Lakers have had a chance to win a deciding game they have done it. The home team DOES benefit from the 2-3-2 format started back in 1985. I would expect Boston to come on to the court and put in the effort but as well as Boston has done, I just think I'd be hard pressed to say the Lakers won't win. In fact, Jalen Rose said even before the series started that the Lakers would win the series. As did Magic and Byron. Those two guys played for the Lakers and I'm sure they are aware of the history and the Lakers style of play. I didn't get a chance to see the game tonight but my sixth sense or hunch tells me the Lakers know what the situation is. Losing to Boston would really hurt and that experience in 2008 taught this team a lot. I give Boston credit for getting this far as I will admit that they are here because they are talented and they play a physical style of basketball. But that may not be enough. Lakers in 7

Last edited by AliveandWell; 06-16-2010 at 12:35 AM.. Reason: add text
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-16-2010, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
7,413 posts, read 7,824,032 times
Reputation: 1802
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandubreil View Post
and also btw the only reason these espn people are picking lakers is because of their outstanding performance this game.

im willing to bet that these same espn folks were betting on boston after game 5, and after seeing the trashy games by l.a in boston.

so the bandwagon also lies in the espn
The Celtics have been counted out all post-season. Nobody thought they would make it out of the playoffs and that they were even lucky to be in the playoffs. But every prediction has been wrong and now the Celtics are one game short of a championship. BUT, the Celtics are playing in Los Angeles against a team that now has the momentum. The difference in the score tonight was the widest in the entire series [Lakers up by 27 points at one time]. That's why the sport commentators are going with the Lakers to win. Injuries on both sides should equalize the overall team performances. I don't think game 7 will be anything like game 6 was but I do think that Los Angeles will get another NBA championship.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,346 posts, read 80,739,113 times
Reputation: 17410
It's official

Perkins out for Game 7 - BostonHerald.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
787 posts, read 1,622,673 times
Reputation: 372
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles View Post

I wish that were NOT the case because:
1) Never good to see a starting player go out;

and 2) I don't want to hear Celtic fans use that as an excuse for losing (assuming the Lakers win).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
6,836 posts, read 12,359,539 times
Reputation: 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by AliveandWell View Post
If history is any indication, teams that are ahead in a series 3 games to 2 and don't close it out, they lose. In 1988 the Detroit Pistons were ahead 3-2 going into Game 6 and what happened? They couldn't finish off the Lakers and ended up losing the series. More recently in 2009, Boston was ahead 3-2 against Orlando but they couldn't close out the series and ended up losing a Game 7 on their court. Regardless of what some may say, this is not a good strategy for the Celtics who know deep down inside they should have closed out this series. In these playoffs, every time the Lakers have had a chance to win a deciding game they have done it. The home team DOES benefit from the 2-3-2 format started back in 1985. I would expect Boston to come on to the court and put in the effort but as well as Boston has done, I just think I'd be hard pressed to say the Lakers won't win. In fact, Jalen Rose said even before the series started that the Lakers would win the series. As did Magic and Byron. Those two guys played for the Lakers and I'm sure they are aware of the history and the Lakers style of play. I didn't get a chance to see the game tonight but my sixth sense or hunch tells me the Lakers know what the situation is. Losing to Boston would really hurt and that experience in 2008 taught this team a lot. I give Boston credit for getting this far as I will admit that they are here because they are talented and they play a physical style of basketball. But that may not be enough. Lakers in 7
what awful garbage.

do you know celtics are 11 - 0 when being 3 - 2???

so your statements have been debunked. NEXT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
6,836 posts, read 12,359,539 times
Reputation: 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by californio sur View Post
The Celtics have been counted out all post-season. Nobody thought they would make it out of the playoffs and that they were even lucky to be in the playoffs. But every prediction has been wrong and now the Celtics are one game short of a championship. BUT, the Celtics are playing in Los Angeles against a team that now has the momentum. The difference in the score tonight was the widest in the entire series [Lakers up by 27 points at one time]. That's why the sport commentators are going with the Lakers to win. Injuries on both sides should equalize the overall team performances. I don't think game 7 will be anything like game 6 was but I do think that Los Angeles will get another NBA championship.
doesn't mean anything at all , celtics are 11 - 0 when being 3 - 2, and are the best on the road team.

and honestly seeing game 1 to game 2 both in staples i really do not know why laker fans act like they know lakers will win.

i bet laker fans thought celtics had no chance to win in staples in game 2, after a horrible celtics loss in game 1 in staples.

so don't get your hopes up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: South Bay
7,091 posts, read 18,414,084 times
Reputation: 3323
Lakers are 7 point favorites right now, last night it was 6.5 points. I think i'm with the bookies on this one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
787 posts, read 1,622,673 times
Reputation: 372
Quote:
Originally Posted by jordandubreil View Post
what awful garbage.

do you know celtics are 11 - 0 when being 3 - 2???

so your statements have been debunked. NEXT.

Actually, your comment is beyond garbage. You are comparing how Celtics teams from different eras performed and extrapolating to today? In addition, statistically speaking 11 observations is nowhere near enough to draw any real conclusions from your example. Stats 101 will tell you that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,346 posts, read 80,739,113 times
Reputation: 17410
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCal35 View Post
I wish that were NOT the case because:
1) Never good to see a starting player go out;

and 2) I don't want to hear Celtic fans use that as an excuse for losing (assuming the Lakers win).
I don't mind that he's out. It increases the probability of the Lakers winning. But...I don't think it makes a huge difference. His backups are just about as good and I think they are better outside shooters. It may actually work in the celtics favor.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-16-2010, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
6,836 posts, read 12,359,539 times
Reputation: 1567
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoCal35 View Post
Actually, your comment is beyond garbage. You are comparing how Celtics teams from different eras performed and extrapolating to today? In addition, statistically speaking 11 observations is nowhere near enough to draw any real conclusions from your example. Stats 101 will tell you that.
o yea i am because celtics took the lakers out in game 2 at staples, and on top of that won 2 out of the three games in boston, and to make it better celtics have not allowed lakers to win back to back games.

NEXT

btw i know celtics will step their game up , and i hope they take the trophy and continue the legacy of the celtics being the father of the lakers.

LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO CELTICSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > California > Los Angeles
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top