posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 04:27 PM
Boston hade a hude run in the 4th...
Rondo is hurt, and he is realy playing limited, there was one part of the game where he blew by everyone and was under the basket with no LA defender
near him, and he passed the ball out to the 3 point line... not a good dessicion...
Paul Perice is a beast. I realy didn't know this guy was this good. All these years, i knew he was good, i didn't realise that PP might be one of
the best players of all time though.
He is the soul of that team, Garrnet wants nothing to do with crunch time, he isnt clutch. PP is clutch. Everytime Boston needs something PP comes
thru. How is this guy not going to be on the Olymic team? I think PP is better then LeBron. The lakers simply cannot do anything to slow him down.
This isnt over. and if we have learned anyting these playoffs, it is:
A. Boston isnt exactly great in close out games
B. Garrnet is still playing like a scared girl in crunch time
C. The Lakers have the best player in the game
Combine those three things alone, and this series inst over.
That being said, the Lakers have played good this series for a total of mabye 3 quarters... they still don't have anyone to guard peirce, and they
have several rotation players that have no buisness in this series. The Lakers still can win this, they are going to need people to step up off the
bench (Farmar, Sasha) and they need thier big men to play perfect (Gasol, Odom), and Kobe has to be Kobe. When the team is in a funk, Kobe has to
create on his own, when the Celts crash on kobe, Kobe has to become the distruibiter.
The Lakers might of finnaly found a lineup that kills Boston.
With a lineup of Farmar, Fisher, Kobe, Odom, Gasol, the Lakers are playing great. Farmar has the quickness to blow by any PG on the celtics right now,
and this lets Fisher guard Allen, and Kobe on Perice.
Boston is killing themselfs with thier rotation. with a lineup like House, Allen, Perice, Posey, Garnet. The Celtics are giving up thier main
advantage in size/rebounding, for a little better defender on Kobe. Also, with Rondo not in the lineup, the Celts don't have a real ball handler, and
this helps the Lakers.
I think Bostons best lineup would be Rondo, Allen, Perice, Garnet and (Powe or Brown or perkins if healthy)
I expect the lakers to play MUCH better then the first 2 games in Boston, and better then they played in LA... thanks in large part to injuries...
Losing perkins is the biggest thing that is going to help the Lakers, Rondo being slowed also gives a major advantage to the lakers... but will those
2 factors outweigh the celtics overall strangth, and the boldness of Paul Perice... we find out tommorow...