21 May 2008

Lakers win

So far, my prediction of the Spurs in six looks good.

Tim Duncan destroyed Gasol/Odom, going for 30 and 18 with four blocked shots.

The Spurs were up 20 in the third quarter, and then completely fell apart over the next 15 minutes. This might have had something to do with the Spurs playing the day before yesterday and then spending the night in an airplane.

A Lakers friend of mine is comforted by the win, seeing it thusly:

The Lakers are not capable of playing any worse, yet they pulled it out.

I see this more as the Lakers barely pulling out a home playoff game in which the other team self-destructed down the stretch.

You say potato, I say potato.

Should be an interesting theory, despite the fact that I can't root for either squad.


Filbert Karo said...

Can I possibly meet this Lakers fan?

Matty Gibb said...

Turns out the optimistic view was the right one. After the predictable beatdown last night in LA, the question becomes, can the Spurs find a way to stay with the Lakers in San Antonio? Because with the way their offense is playing, the game is over once LA has a sizeable lead. It's just not plausible that the Spurs could simultaneously score in bunches and prevent LA from doing the same.