February 6, 2009

Lakers over Celtics

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

Well, the Lakers keep on exacting their revenge over the Celtics from the 2008 finals. After snapping the Boston’s 19-game winning streak back on Christmas day in L.A., the Lakers went into Boston and snapped a 12-game winning streak Boston was on. The big differences in this game over the Xmas day affair were telling signs that this won’t be Boston’s year. The Lakers were playing with Andrew Bynum, who is out for the next 2-3 months after knee surgery and they were playing in Boston, with their rabid fan base booing L.A.’s every move. It also happened to be the scene of the 39-point blowout that was Game 6 in June. Even better, the Lakers were coming off of a game the previous night in Toronto and anybody will tell you that the tail end of a back-to-back is never an easy one to get through, especially on an opposite coast road trip. Now that the Lakers have shown they can beat Boston, it’s pretty realistic to think that (after the Jameer Nelson injury), that the only team that could take them come playoff time is the Cavaliers. Now that should be a series to remember.

And seriously, I may be slightly biased, but that didn’t look like a foul on Ray Allen at all to end the game. He can cry all he wants about it, but he throw up a bad shot.

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