coltraning wrote:Man, I have yet to see a game where the Lakers have outplayed the Celtics, and Jackson's decision to play Chris Mihms in the 2nd quarter (a stretch where the Celtics outscored the lakers 11-0) is beyond baffling. It seems like the Celtics are playing smarter and with way more desire. And the MVP has yet to truly show up in this series...it could go 7, and the Lakers still have yet to put together 2 really good quarters, so I am not sure why they are still in this thing. Give credit to the Celtics for taking advantage of the wrestling rules by the ref, and playing inspired defense, as well as taking advantage of Euro-soft D and rebounding by the Lakers...
Yup, once again the refs change the game by allowing the so-called "physical, defensive" teams to foul. I hate that.
Still, Rivers is indeed outcoaching Jackson, a HOF coach who seems to be incapable of making changes during a game, unless you call those disastrous minutes by Mihms a change. What was that?
And Walton! He really doesn't look like he even belongs in the NBA, although putting him on Pierce the whole time was clearly a situation where he couldn't succeed. Was Jackson hoping for a miracle?
The Laker forums and talk-shows must be red hot right now.
In any case, both teams show the level of play the Warriors have to achieve and, man, that looks to be damned far away.
Finally, as strange as this series has been, it would not surprise me if there was a game 7.