is it just me or i think the ref is a lil bit bias in this first quarter? lots of fouls called on lakers are either flops or touch fouls.. i thought this is the playoff.. let them play..
I think there were a few weak fouls called on both sides.
The Lakers just cannot defend the pick and roll... It's pathetic to watch. And on top of that, they're not communicating on defense.
And this guy Pau Gasol is starting to make me sick... Like literally. I'm sick of watching him get pushed off of the block. He's catching the ball damn near on the three-point line. He doesn't even get good post position. He's too upright. He gets pushed and banged, and then just has a weak look on his face. His body language stinks.
ahahah yeee i seen that 2 but blame david stern! the nba has became soft through the years, guys can't be physical anymore, people say a word they are given a techinical. I want the old nba where people fought and were given fouls only if there was blood
Yea, thats why I think Jordan will always be the greatest because today alot of the players get baby'd, Jordan got alot of calls 2, but he got his ass beat for his first few years and gained the respect of everyone. Just think if Jordan played in todays game with all the touch and soft calls in his prime haha 40-45 points PER game easily.
Off subject but just stating the truth.
What's up with Peja's shot? Dallas missing open shots that 2nd quarter. Lakers getting the hustle points, too Dallas. Dallas is making some mistakes out there.
I heard a rumor that Gasol's girlfriend broke up with him or something, so that is probably contributing to his bad play.
watching PHIL JACKSON coach in the ladder stages of his hall of fame coaching career, he rarely stands up if ever on the sidelines to do any of his "coaching"...in this game witth the 3rd nearly over ive counted him getting up from his seat 5 times....hes PIZZED...lol
Deshawn Stevenson is shooting better than Peja, a statement I thought I'd never say in my life.
Dallas is actually going to win this thing.... Down goes Frazier!
Wow. Dallas is forreal
Dallas up 3-0. This is still early and I personally dont think it happens, but Imagine the Mavs vs the heat in the finals. You know Dirk and company are going for revenge
Way too many defensive mistakes. All this switching and helping, I don't get it, Dallas is killing on 3's and lakers are still constantly doubling guys who are well defended and giving up open shots. Fisher choked big tonight in final minute. Him fouling Terry with 2 seconds left on the shot clock 25 feet from rim was HUGE. Then he threw away the imbounds.
Oh well, lakers will bounce back next year. I'm gonna go pour a drink.
Let the excuses begin
Is saying they played poor defense an excuse? I'm calling it like it is, lakers aren't playing well on the perimeter defense and Dallas is a great shooting squad thus they are winning. How many open looks has Dallas been getting? That's not taking anything away from Dallas cause they are Playing better and winning.
This is good. I'm so sick of the Lakers. Plus if this Laker team got a 3 peat it would be by far the worst team to do it.
terrible Lakers had a lead and gave up 3's. That make no sense. If Dallas would have scored 2's Lakers would still have won. Normally it is the Lakers that finish games and now some reason they suck at it.
Worse 4th quarter execution I have ever seen. For like the last 8 minutes of the game, the Lakers played one-on-one basketball. For about 5-8 straight possessions, Bynum didn't even touch the ball. I don't understand why they didn't dump the ball into the player who was absolutely dominating that game. But no, Gasol gets the ball and jacks up fadeaway jumpers or Kobe force up a long jumper with the shot clock winding down. The defense was atrocious. Hats off to Dallas for shooting well, but the Lakers allowed them way too much space and their rotations were terrible. Gasol just leaves Nowitzki and lets him have the open shot. He's not freakin Rondo. So frusturated.
Don't blame the officials. We got so many calls in the series against the Hornets. It's not the referee's fault that the Lakers cannot run their offense or play defense.
I would like to see how the series might be without he lakers committing dumb fouls in the final seconds. Game 1 pau fouls dirk 30 feet out up 1 and of course dirk hits ft's to take lead. Tonight fish bumps Terry with 2 second left on the shot clock wig nothing going so instead of lakers getting the ball back down 2 they are down 4 and that's all she wrote.
Too many mistakes for the Lakers especially down the stretch.
I don't understand what Kobe was thinking with that turnover on a bad pass to Gasol just take the shot you were scoring on Kidd pretty well. Also that shot he forced and didn't pass to a wide open Odom was a mistake too.
I still don't get Kobe being on the bench that much 38 mins come on its a must win he has to play around 42-44 minutes. Also he took only 16 shots thats not enough esp. since he didn't get to the line.
1 block shot for the Lakers and they were outrebounded by the Mavs with that big front line.
Fisher, Artest and a weak bench not sure the Lakers will ever win with them again.
The team is getting old, Gasol, Kobe, Odom, Fisher, Artest are all over 30.
Also Phil Jackson won't be back it seems either.
They missed a lot of open threes. I think the Lakers were a little lucky the game was so close. Fantastic play by Nowitzki the hole game. The Mavs rely on him heavily, and he is having a great series. Gasol really needs to step up for the Lakers; they won't play at their highest level with only one effective low post player, as their team revolves around their bigs.
Lakers came into that 4th qaurter all packed up. The golf clubs are polished, fishing rods are nice and maintained, and the broom is out. Lakers swept by Dallas...what? I mean Dallas is actaully not choking, and the Lakers actaully are. LA is not getting unreasonable calls..? WTF is going on.