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    Default NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Celtics

    Here we are at last. We've played 1,305 games over the course of seven months. We've sent 28 teams and 400 players on vacation. And wouldn't you know it? The two teams still standing are the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, who will face off in the Finals for the 12th time.

    The Celtics' 21st trip to the Finals is a bit of a surprise, while the Lakers 31st was expected all along.
    Though L.A. has made 10 more trips to the Finals, Boston has two more titles and they've won nine of the 11 previous head-to-head matchups.
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    Who do you all like in this series? I'm picking the Lakers in six. The Celtics aren't stopping Kobe from getting ring number five.

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    I expect Russell to dominate on the boards and Heinsohn to punish the Lakers up front with Cousy dishing out the dimes as only he can do.

    The Lakers will counter with their future HOF combo of Baylor and West.

    Should be a fun series and could go seven.
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    Cannot believe the Celtics made it to the show. Wonder what the odds were in Vegas for this matchup. Going thru Lebron & Howard has to be moreso because of the fabulous coaching job in motivation as well as the x-es and o-es.
    Looking forward to what Jackson pulls out (barb wise) for this series.
    Lakers in 6...I think the Bs look a bit tired...but what do I know.

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    I'm sorry, but the celtics are taking this in 5 or 6, unless kobe REALLY becomes unstoppable, bynum makes a difference and Ron-Ron stops Pierce, or at the very least take his shorts down again.

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    I think they keys to this series is how the Celtics handle the Lakers big men and how the Lakers handle Rjon Rondo. Nash ran wild, they can't let Rondo do the same. I think Artest and Kobe are the best defensive wing combo in the game, they can handle Pierce and Allen.

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    Boston wins.
    LA are one trick pony. Well, trick and a half..., but still.

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    Lakers in 6
    - Phil Jackson effect (threepeats only)
    - Lakers big men - more finesse and offensively skilled than Howard, and can make their free throws, there are 2 legit ones on the court at all times that can pack the lane to stop Rondo's drives as opposed to Lewis' floating around
    - Kobe/Artest vs Pierce/Allen, Lakers have an obvious advantage on the defensive end and Celtics have a slight advantage on offense, unless Artest does what he did last night and Kobe just goes off

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    Lakers in 7
    Close series until Kobe goes off in game seven and Lakers win by Thirty. He has that look in his eyes that he will do whatever it takes to win his fifth ring

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    Boston in Six.

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    Default Celtics? Lakers?

    Who to pick?? honestly i hate both teams but I might just go with the less hated Lakers, what do you guys think?

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    Lakersss Maynee

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    its gonna be a tough series can go either way but its gotta be the laker 4-2 baby!

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    I had gotten myself ready for last night’s Game One of the final series, looking forward to some great basketball action - the itch needed serious scratching - but as the game went along, I couldn’t help notice how ... UNinvested I really was in the whole thing. I had to admit that until the Raptors themselves are there, I just won’t know the REAL thrill that others do, of watching a final series for the the NBA Championship. So ... damn. I expected it to be more fun than this game was ... and this series will probably be. And that itch? Still there. Go Raptors ... you bastards.

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    Default To all you people who are hating on

    The Boston LA series. They are fun to watch because they are real basketball teams. The Raptors aren`t even close in terms of defense and execution.

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    Did you misspell dragon when you registered for this site?

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    Basketball is fine, but there are too many players that unless you go for the team, its hard to like them (garnett, rondo, artest, nate etc)

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    yei finally we get to see some actual good basketball and its looking like were going to see a game seven so a little suspense coming as well

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    Quote cornbreadd wrote: View Post
    Basketball is fine, but there are too many players that unless you go for the team, its hard to like them (garnett, rondo, artest, nate etc)
    You gotta be kidding me, did you see what Baby Davis and Robinson are doing from a backup role.

    Did you see when Robinson was starring down Lamar Odom after a foul?
    Or when Rondo came at Ron Artest after he fouled a Boston player.

    Paul Pierce kicked Bosh in the balls and no-one on the Raptors cared. Haha.

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    Quote dagon420 wrote: View Post
    The Boston LA series. They are fun to watch because they are real basketball teams. The Raptors aren`t even close in terms of defense and execution.
    If you got money to spend like these 2 teams playing, and you get the best players your money can buy, then you shouldnt expect any less.

    These 2 teams are loaded with superstars, their starting fives are basically players that can be built around if theyre on their own.

    You cant really compare them to the Raptors.

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