NBA Finals Live-Blog: Game Six

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Who: L.A. Lakers at Boston Celtics
What: Game Six of the NBA Finals
Where: TD Banknorth Garden- Boston, Massachusetts
When: 9pm (ABC)
Why: So Joey Crawford can force a Game Seven for the NBA or The NBA Championship
Spread: Celtics -5, O/U 191

The Celtics have shot number two at the Championship and this time it's at home. Is it banner number seventeen or a game seven on Thursday night? Predictions and thoughts in the comments and I'll see you later on. Until then enjoy my favorite photo of the Finals so far.....

AVP: Alien vs. Predator
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And we're live from Boston, Massachusetts! Dwyane Wade is your guest studio host and he's about as exciting as watching the grass grow.

"If you remember when [Doc] was in Los Angeles, he had Tracy McGrady but never had Grant Hill."- Stephen A. Smith (Via Luis)

That's random. Sorry I missed that one.

My prediction: Jon Barry makes the observation that in Game 6's, the team which scores the most points wins 60% of the time. That, and I think the Lakers win by 4. (Via Mike T)

Jon Barry is a Basketball genius even though he averaged something like 4.3 ppg in his career. Don't you forget that!

Wade is the best they could do? He was hurt more than anything this season. Where is LeBron James? Where is Mano Ginobli? Where is Charles Freaking Barkley? (Via Rdmblog)

Yeah that's a weird choice. TNT goes to him a lot as well for some reason. I think he's a great player, but is boring as hell on TV.

"Coming up Jon Barry explains why he is one of the keys to Game Six for the Lakers."- Stuart Scott

Oh man....this is going to be good.

Paula Cole? Was Yoko Ono busy? (Via Heef)

Seriously. Man I've got goosebumps for this intro. Something special is going down tonight. Hahaha Kobe just broke out the devil horns for ACDC!


"The Lakers don't have a good matchup to start the game with Radmonovic [on Pierce]- Jeff Van Gundy

Why do they even play him? He gets used on defense and up until last game he did nothing on offense. Bill Russell is on hand along with Jo Jo, ML Carr, Ced Max, and Hondo. Good stuff. Lakers get the tip and we're underway....already a foul on K-Perk. Kobe hits a jumper to start LA's scoring. Ooooh and an early questionable call by Crawford. Pierce called for the block as Fisher bowls him over.

Rondo is off early but he gets a steal.....ALLEN FOR THREE! 4-3 Lakers. Odom is off and Allen draws a foul. He'll head to the line.

Charles, Kenny, and E.J. on with Leno tonight. Don Rickles also scheduled tonight. Can only imagine Rickles and Barkley on the couch at the same time. (Via Jeff The Web Guy)

Good reminder. Allen hits both and the Celtics lead. Kobe responds with a three though. Rondo is off again but he's hustling tonight....he gets a loose ball and gets fouled. Make, Make. Bryant again for three....uh oh. Pierce is off while trying to draw a foul. Steal...and a defensive three seconds. Allen hits.

"How do you break a windshield on a plane?"- Jeff Van Gundy

Rondo misses yet again but so does Odom and Garnett ties it up. Rondo....miss. Gasol has Pierce on him but fades away for some reason...brick. Slow it down people....this pace is killing me. Kobe turns it over....AND RONDO FINALLY HITS! Two point Celtics lead. KOBE WITH ANOTHER THREE! Good lord.....finally a timeout....

13-12 Boston with 5:07 left in the first

"He's the best player in the planet...on the world..."- Jeff Van Gundy (Via The Fourth)

Boston has celebrities too!

"Steven Tyler, I don't think I've ever seen him at an NBA game."- Mike Breen

"He [Kobe} has to put the kids to bed and he's certainly done that."- Mark Jackson

Huh? I'm confused. Fisher misses a three and Allen drops in a layup. Ray is hurt and got poked in the eye by Odom. He mugged him on that drive.

Lamar Odom with the Three Stooges defense. (Via Moe)

We're tied after Odom makes a free throw but Garnett breaks it with a jumper. They're letting them play as the trio points out. Walton gets two and then gets to the line on another possession. Lakers up two. Garnett hits and we're tied...again. Gasol is off and Brown rebounds. Garnett with the fadeaway and he's on tonight. Timeout Lakers....

20-18 Boston, 2:40 left

Can't wait to see Ira Newble on the second quarter tonight!!!! (Via Nabucodonozor)

Ooooh....PBJs for everyone! Pierce misses a layup after a nice drive and JVG nicknaming KG, The Big Loaf. Both teams miss and Farmar dribbles the ball of his butt out of bounds. ALLEY OOP! BROWN TO GARNETT!!! That could have been what KG was diagramming in the timeout on the dry erase board. Farmar misses but Posey throws it away. Rondo steals....no....foul called. That was a weak call. Farmar to the line....Make, Make. Boston leads by two 48 secs left....

Pierce...bang. Celts up four and get the two for one. Kobe misses a deep three. Celts get the last possession.....Pierce schools Walton but they had a foul to give and Luke gives it. Powe misses at the buzzer and that's the quarter.

24-20 Celtics after one

"It was a misunderstanding...I think Gasol was inviting Brown to the Opera."- Jeff Van Gundy (Via Steve)

Dumb.

What's the non sequiter of the day to come from Van Gundy? I'm guessing it has something to do with Aerosmith curing childhood obesity. (Via Mike T)

Good guess.

Am I the only one that made a PB+J after the KG segment? (The Fourth)

I wish I had one. Glen Davis comes in and the crowd goes nuts and the second is underway. A weak foul is called on Powe as he guards Kobe. Machine hits jumper! House answers with his own and Odom gets to the line on the other end.

Crawford T's up Doc and we're getting a little testy.....TESTIS? TESTIS? One, Two...Three??? Sorry....Pierce hits a nice three and the Beat LA chant picks up. Powe is off and the Celts lead stays at five. Odom to the line again. Boston's big men are getting into a bit of foul trouble. Make, Make. Powe with the lay in. Great pass from Pierce. Kobe misses a three and Farmar is called for a foul....

31-26 Celtics with 8:23 left

Michele says that Ray Allen hasn't come out of the Locker Room yet. Good report since EVERYONE KNOWS HE HASN'T! Sorry, I have an irrational hatred for her. Pierce hits two throws and the lead is six. Gasol hits a two (finally) but Posey is fouled on the other end. POSEY HITS A THREE! Boston is dominating the offensive glass.

Steal by Big Baby....HOUSE FOR THREE!!!! Timeout Lakers and the Garden is rocking...

38-29 Celtics with 6:25 left

Doc Rivers, you have been chosen to play Opportunity Knocks! All you gotta do is pretend to coach and you win a title! (Via Steve)

Hahahaha. That's a winner.

I'm pretty sure that after Game 5's Chris Mihm's fiasco, poor Chris is comfortably wearing his yellow CROCS by the bench. (Via Nabucodonozor)

He better be for the Lakers sake. Kobe is waaaaay short on a contested jumper.

"Still back here by the Celtics locker room. AHH here he is!"- Michele Tafoya

THIS is why we need sideline reporters! (via Anon)

Here comes Ray! Celtics win the tip and Fisher ends up in the camera well again. House actually got fouled on that play which I didn't see but he hits both and the lead is 11. Kobe gets ripped.....POSEY!!!!!!!! BANG!!!! Fourteen point lead. Timeout LA!

Gasol hits two free throws and we're under five minutes. Garnett with the fade...off. Garnett then almost gets a steal and dives on the court....love that. Ray is back in and Gasol hits again. He's using Davis...Garnett hits again and Rad briiiiiicks a three. Horrible shot. Radmonovic fouls Pierce on the inbounds and he's looking for a one way ticket to the bench. The Celts are getting every board tonight.

47-34 Boston, 3 minutes left

One way to stop Kobe? Play some freaking defense. The rest of the league needs to learn that. How many times did he waltz to the bucket during the western conference playoffs? Every series, unscathed. Look at him now. He's no Jordan. He's more like Gordon. (Via Rdmblog)

Oooh...good analysis there. Kobe is acting like the basket has herpes or something. He wants no part of it. Pierce hits the first....and the second. Rondo with another steal! He's everywhere....Perkins throws it away when he should have shot. Farmar gets to the line. Miss, Make. 14 point lead. Garnett with the "Dream Shake" and that's another two....7-10 from the field. Odom misses.....Rondo with a great fake and floater and this is becoming a blow out. Steal! OH MY GOD!!!!! KG WITH AN AMAZING AND ONE!!



How did he do that?! And he hits the throw....the lead is 21. 45 secs left....Odom gets stuffed by Perkins! Perkins from Garnett!!!! Wow. Kobe misses and that's the half. What a second quarter....the Celtics finish on a 26-6 run.

58-35 at the half

Wow... that play byGarnett almost made me dump my laptop... I was as excited as the Celtics bench... following what hch said... the Lakers bench has been like that ALL series... totally disinterested. (Via Anon)

Now THAT'S the Garnett I've always wanted to see in the postseason. (Via Steve)

The third is underway and bear with me while I catch up after pulling that Garnett video (it's loading). Allen hits a three and the lead is 27.

Wilbon just said the Lakers need to go small with Kobe, Fisher, Machine, Farmar, and Turiaf... and then grab rebounds. Please tell me I'm missing something? (Via Zak)

Yeah I heard that too...I thought he was gonna say jack some threes.

Did they put dwyane on the set just because he sponsors T-Mobile? (Via Anon)

Not sure but that's a good catch. Gasol gets an oop and the lead is 24. Pierce follows with a nice layup though. Radmonovic finally hits and the lead is 23....wait, 25. Rondo and one. Nice drive there. Fisher hits and can someone tell me where the hell Kobe is? I know he's on the court but he is a non-factor. Rondo with ANOTHER steal and Allen hits a three! Just pouring it on now.

There's Kobe...nice play on the inbounds with one on the shot clock. Garnett is fouled at the other end and he'll head to the line.

"Hondo lovin' what Rondo's doin'."- Mark Jackson

Garnett hits both and Kobe misses again. Garnett to the line....again. I sense a theme here. Make, Make. And Kupchak is yawning in the stands. Not a good sign. Another steal for the Celtics and a timeout.....

77-48 with 6:11 left....CUE THE BOSTON!

Why the hell is Kobe Bryant, a 1st Team All-Defensive Team selection, guarding the offensively inept Rajon Rondo, while the Radmanovic, a stiff on defense guards Paul Pierce... baffling. (Via Anon)

Remember this is the coach that put in Chris Mihm last game. Kobe misses....again. Odom grabs a Garnett miss but Garnett forces a jump ball at the other end. He then beats his chest to the crowd. Rad drains a three and the lead is just 28! Rondo gets a tip and Kobe finally gets a layup.

I'm rather upset that JVG hasn't gone on one of his famous tangents yet. Come on Jeff! Paul Pierce hits a pair of threes and the lead is 31....31! 4 minutes left in the third. I'm just waiting for the Lamar Odom cheap shot at this point. Radmonovic doesn't even care and he's just jacking threes.

84-54 with 2:57 left in the third

Wow. Rondo with another steal....

"Someone call 911, Rondo has just picked the pocket of Kobe Bryant."- Mark Jackson

If you want the Lakers' NBA Finals in a nutshell, I think it was that "post up" by Pau Gasol. (Via Anon)

I questioned the trade when it went down but he proved me wrong throughout the Playoffs until the Finals. The guy has played scared the entire Series. Kobe gets to the line and somehow has 22 points. You wouldn't know it by watching him. The lead is down to 25...under a minute to play. Rondo with another two. Kobe is swatted by PJ Brown and that about sums up the Lakers day. PJ hits a jumper for good measure. Kobe misses at the buzzer.....

89-60 Celtics after three

PJ Brown PWNS Kobe Bryant right there... Can we skip the 4th quarter so I can go to bed? Please? (Via Anon)

I'm pretty sure every state but Massachusetts is saying that right about now. Machine hits three and Rondo misses. Machine turn ball over and Rondo is fouled hard by Farmar....intentional. Flagrant one.

What do they do with the champagne from Sunday night? You know they had some in LA in case the Celtics won. Do they fly it out to Boston or just buy more? If they buy more, what happens to the stuff in LA? Do they give it away to Lakers office staff? Who supplies the champagne anyway, the home team, the winning team, the league? I wonder how champagne goes with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Anyone else looking forward to a dopey Scalabrine wearing swim goggles on the bench at the end of the 4th? (Via Pete)

Whoa that was a lot of questions.....I actually almost bid on a game used Scalabrine jersey today. $350 though so I passed.

Javon Walker used the champagne from Sunday night. (Via Anon)

TOO SOON! Farmar hits and the lead is 27. Ray Allen.....DAGGER! AND AGAIN!

101-70....this is like a ten minute victory lap.

Somehwere, Shaq is still smiling. (Via Steve)

"Where is Kobe?" in the background. Shades of "Where is Roger?" from the '99 ALCS. (Via DanteSheppard)

Anyone know where Jeff Van Gundy went? I haven't heard him talk in the past quarter and a half. RAY AGAIN! This is just embarrassing. 36 point lead! Insane. Good move by Odom for two. Garnett pulls down another O-reb. I don't think the Lakers have one of those tonight.

Farmar hits a three but Posey answers....and Garnett swats Odom. Hey Trevor Ariza!!!! Nice dunk. WE WANT MIHM! WE WANT MIHM!!!! Ray Allen again!!! Garnett blocks an Odom dunk and he's not happy. That was not a foul. HAHA...KG points to the screen. Love him.

Does the NBA have a mercy rule? (Via Michael)

"Who was throwing bricks at local cars?" ABC NY7 News Commercial
"Kobe Bryant?" - Me (Via Zak)

My vote for Finals MVP goes to Kevin McHale. (Via Ivan)

The Na-Na-Na Hey Hey chant kicks in and Boston is starting to celebrate. The Big Three comes out and that's just a great ovation. Powe with a dunk and Kobe misses a three. 3 minutes or so left. POSEY HITS! 123 POINTS!!! 38 point lead.

F**k, put a jersey on Russell, Jo Jo, Heinsohn, Maxwell, and Havlicek (Via Boston Barry)

YES A WNBA COMMERCIAL!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you NBA!

2:21 left to go and Garnett is crying on the sidelines. This is awesome. Odom is still playing tough as hell though. SE-VEN-TEEN! SE-VEN-TEEN!

"Come on mother (bleep)!"- Kevin Garnett

Damn ABC caught it. Good work. BIG BABBBBBBY WITH THE JAM!!!! ALLEN WITH THE OOP!

Okay that's enough....1 minute left. Machine hits three and gets hit in the face. That about sums it up. Doc gets the gatorade shower and now the fun begins!

3,2,1 (God I hate the city of Boston).....CONGRATULATIONS CELTICS THE 2007-2008 NBA CHAMPIONS!!!!

FINAL 131-92


(Videos and reax to follow)

165 Comments:

I have to say, the phrase "the Celtics have shot number 2 at the championship" elicits an unwelcome yet entertaining image of animals throwing their own poop. Either it's a very clever dig at how they botched game 5, or I'm just reading it a little wrong. :)

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

Wow... I would have never put that much thought into it. But my prediction: ABC will have plenty of shots of a pouting Kobe as the Celtics win one of the second toe.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 5:44:00 PM  

Opps, i messed up that "second toe" comment up.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 5:46:00 PM  

Predator vs. Alien? Oh, sorry, I thought that picture deserved a caption...

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 6:08:00 PM  

Did John McCain just refer to the former Suns coach as Mark "DAN-toni"??

Nice work buddy!

Radioman said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:13:00 PM  

Stephen A. Smith on ESPN was talking about Doc Rivers ability to win with healthy talented players.

Here's what he said:

"If you remember when [Doc] was in Los Angeles, he had Tracy McGrady but never had Grant Hill."

Um... I guess Stephen would like to talk as fast he can on camera instead of giving correct information.

Luis said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

My prediction: Jon Barry makes the observation that in Game 6's, the team which scores the most points wins 60% of the time. That, and I think the Lakers win by 4.

MikeT said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:17:00 PM  

AA, you hear that the AP is setting up rules for blockquoting their articles now?



And Celtics 98 Lakers 82.

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:22:00 PM  

Dwyane Wade?


Was Robert Parish unavailable?

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:34:00 PM  

Wade is the best they could do? He was hurt more than anything this season. Where is LeBron James? Where is Mano Ginobli? Where is Charles Freaking Barkley?

rdmblog said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

I did read that SS. Seems like a stretch for them to enforce it but it's a good thing I rarely link to the AP.

Here's the link for those who care....

LINK

Jun 17, 2008, 8:43:00 PM  

Wonderful day for me, I stomach Julie Foudy's "analysis", and finish it off with Van Gundy likely talking about clam chowder in the 4th quarter.

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:48:00 PM  

Paula Cole? Was Yoko Ono busy?

Heef said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:51:00 PM  

Paula Cole?? Isn't she black? ...And a good singer?

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:55:00 PM  

Way to destroy Francis Scott Key's version.

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

Why do we need the starting lineups in this fancy display over and over again if we know it rarely changes?

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:57:00 PM  

Take 1 drink every time Sasha Vujacic shoots the ball.

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 8:59:00 PM  

Yeah.....YEAH!

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:00:00 PM  

Was that Bill Cowher in the Lakers locker room?

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:06:00 PM  

This crowd is so much louder than the Lakers fans have ever been.

Also, Radmanovich still sucks.

jeff said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

Charles, Kenny, and E.J. on with Leno tonight. Don Rickles also scheduled tonight. Can only imagine Rickles and Barkley on the couch at the same time.

Jeff the Web Guy said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:11:00 PM  

"He's the best player in the planet...on the world..." - JVG

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:13:00 PM  

where is the HD? Game 6 and No HD? WTF? Vlad is so bad.

Mac G said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:14:00 PM  

"Kobe is the best player in the world, and certainly on the court right now" (Quote inexact)

Gee, chuckles, wouldn't "in the world" sorta imply "on the court right now"

Heef said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:15:00 PM  

Celtics are missing mickey mouse shots.

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:16:00 PM  

It's in HD for me. Maybe you don't have it on the HD channel.

ifiok2567 said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

@Heef, thefourth... I believe JVG's comment there was a play on Jackson saying something equally ridiculous in game 5.

Say what you will, and we have, but these guys have chemistry, and don't make the game horrible to follow.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:17:00 PM  

All my HD channels are working but ABC. Vlad still sucks in regular Def. Kobe might have to score 60 because his teammates looks like crap.

Mac G said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

jvg: PEE YOU ARE EEE

jeff said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:19:00 PM  

Pau Gasol should be a spokesperson for Gillette Venus razors...

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

Can't wait to see Ira Newble on the second quarter tonight!!!!

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:20:00 PM  

"Radmonavic picks up his second..."
It seems that phrase has been written into Mike Breen's notes going into the second tv timeout of each game

dwade said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

Someone told Vlad Rad to give PP some space. Forcing Pierce to become a jumpshooter, oddly enough, is the Lakers' best hope. That, and Jon Barry catching Hep C at a strip bar in Quincy.

MikeT said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:21:00 PM  

Steven Tyler in the stands... makes me glad, for once, that I'm NOT on HD.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:22:00 PM  

Lamar Odom with the three stooges defense

moe said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:23:00 PM  

The lady next to Belichick all the way to Steven Tyler...why ABC?

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:24:00 PM  

Phil Jackson is a coach committed to antagonizing the opposition. I mean, paying off goons to break a plane's windshield? Dedication!

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

@anon:

Oh, they're far from the worst announcers ever. I still get to make fun when they say something dumb though. :)

Heef said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:25:00 PM  

Can someone check if Pau has a vagina? Pretty sure he...um... she does.

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:27:00 PM  

@heef... oh, please... I believe that's one of hte purposes of AA's fine forum :)

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

What's the non sequiter of the day to come from Van Gundy? I'm guessing it has something to do with Aerosmith curing childhood obesity.

MikeT said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

@Ivan:

Someone on WEEI's whiner line today said Pau Gasol looks like Rebecca Lobo with facial hair.

Heef said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:30:00 PM  

Peanut butter jelly, peanut butter jelly!!!

ifiok2567 said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:31:00 PM  

What do you think Kobe would do if one of his teammates offered him a PBJ?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:33:00 PM  

" It was a missunderstanding...I think Gasol was inviting Brown to the Opera" -JVG

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:36:00 PM  

Shouldn'that commercial have Kevin Durant pulling off the Sonics jersey, too?

MikeT said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:39:00 PM  

Am I the only one that made a PB+J after the KG segment?

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

Phil says Pau has to be stronger and we immediately see a replay of KG whispering sweet nothings in his ear as Pau falls back in ecstasy.

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:40:00 PM  

With Big Baby coming in, there's only one word that can make this 2nd quarter better than the last 2nd quarter scrubfest....Scalabrine.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:42:00 PM  

Let the Crawford controversy begin!

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:45:00 PM  

Odom/Gasol: 2-10 4 Pts. 10 rebounds. 2 pre-pubescent ladies.

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:45:00 PM  

Wow...if Doc puts Scalabrine in....I'm pretty sure the world will implode.

The Fourth said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:45:00 PM  

I wonder if by Game 7 GMC decides to reveal who the player in the GMC SUV is. I have no doubt in my mind that it's DJ Mbenga.

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:50:00 PM  

And Joey Crawford checks in to the game for the first time. Didn't think Phil would play him this early.

MikeT said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Fuck you, Joey Crawford.

How can you call a technical like that in this game? It's the coach's JOB to complain to the refs.

Shit like that does nothing to convince me that the refs aren't trying to make this go to 7 games.

Pete said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

AA, you're right, they shortened that Taco Bell commercial!

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

hate to rain on everyone's parade, but i think scalabrine is inactive since perkins is playing today.

radmanovich still sucks.

jeff said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:51:00 PM  

Doc Rivers, you have been chosen to play Opportunity Knocks! All you gotta do is pretend to coach and you win a title!

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

"...and the teaching began last year when they won 24 games." Mike Breen gets caught up in the moment during this brief Celtics run.

MikeT said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:52:00 PM  

"I think Bill Russell can get 3 blocks coming off the bench now!" -Guess Who?

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:54:00 PM  

I'm pretty sure that after Game 5's Chris Mihm's fiasco, poor Chris is comfortably wearing his yellow CROCS by the bench.

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:56:00 PM  

Let the blowout begin!

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 9:59:00 PM  

I find Kobe being in this "Respect" commercial interesting... has any player done MORE to damage his character than Kobe the last 2 weeks?

Or am I alone in this thought?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:00:00 PM  

I believe on ESPN you can get the "Michelle Tafoya reports that Ray Allen is still in the locker room" cam feed of the game.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

"Oh, there he is!" -- Michele Tafoya

THIS is why we need sideline reporters!

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:01:00 PM  

the BEST part of that was teh "Oh there he is." comment right as tehy cut away from Tafoya.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:02:00 PM  

Right on cue...there's More Than A Feeling...still better than endless 3 Doors Down guitar riffs.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:04:00 PM  

Still waiting for one of the refs to have the balls to call a 'T' on the Celtics for their after-whistle, protect the rim bullshit.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:05:00 PM  

That's Ray Allen's music!!!

Pete said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

The Lakers suited up the third little piggy and gave him number 10.

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

Radmanovich is fucking AWFUL.

jeff said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

So... Kobe hasn't scored since 1994.

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

Radmnovic must be destroyed by MACHINE!

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

One way to stop Kobe?

Play some freaking defense. The rest of the league needs to learn that. How many times did he waltz to the bucket during the western conference playoffs? Every series, unscathed. Look at him now. He's no Jordan. He's more like Gordon.

Chump.

I bet we don't see his daughters in the post game. He only pimps them on wins.

rdmblog said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

"Thibs, youre up 14, sit down!" -JVG

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:10:00 PM  

This game is over...did you see the Lakers bench when Ray Allen saved that ball...everyone just sitting down...not showing any emotion...I mean look at the Celtics bench! Come on Lakers!

HCH said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

Wow... that play byGarnett almost made me dump my laptop... I was as excited as the Celtics bench... following what hch said... the Lakers bench has been like that ALL series... totally disinterested.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

Now THAT'S the Garnett I've always wanted to see in the postseason.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:20:00 PM  

Something tells me Phil Jackson will take another year off from coaching.

ssreporters said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

What's the over/under on Kobe demanding a trade tomorrow during an interview with Screamin A. Smith??

rdmblog said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

When does Easterbrook write in his notebook "Game over"? It looks like the Lakers are punting on fourth and short at midfield.

Doneycat said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Thank god Cheese Doodle Boy is not on radio anymore....

Vote Brian Scalabrine for your player of the game, T-Mobile voters!

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

I played a little game tonight. I decided not to tune into the game until about ten o'clock (watching Yankee game with some friends, then went home). I put the over/under for a Boston lead at 12, and stupidly took the under (figured 6-10 points). Got back, and it was 18. And I was disappointed in myself for not knowing better.

WHAT AN NBA FINALS, FRIENDS.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

"There's not one guy in this room that wants this more than any other guy." - Doc's halftime talk

Really? You think Cassell wants this as much as Pierce, Garnett, or Allen? And Scalabrine just wants a ring to pawn. No one out in public would think he actually won it, anyway.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

Did Wade get speech lessons from Barkley?

unlvjoe said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

I think D-Wade has one of Sir Charles' cheesesteaks in his mouth.

Doneycat said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:36:00 PM  

Wilbon just said the Lakers need to go small with Kobe, Fisher, Machine, Farmar, and Turiaf... and then grab rebounds.

Please tell me I'm missing something?

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:37:00 PM  

Did they put dwyane on the set just because he sponsors t-mobile?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:38:00 PM  

Phil Jackson lost this series because he was too stuck up to come down from his high chair. He's getting outcoached by a guy who was almost ran out of the league last year.

Rondo hits to open 2nd half. Game over. Will the Bulls pick Beasley?

rdmblog said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

You think if there was no WIRED segment for ESPN, Phil Jackson would be a little more angry?

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Allen... Rise and fire!!!

Pete said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

First dunk for the Lakers tonight. Great!

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

Did they stop teaching defense in Zen school? Did you SEE that Allen 3? The Lakers Defense is pathetic.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

Why the hell is Kobe Bryant, a 1st Team All-Defensive Team selection, guarding the offensively inept Rajon Rondo, while the Radmanovic, a stiff on defense guards Paul Pierce... baffling.

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

Boston is going into all-star game mode.

Winks said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  
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Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

While Jackson waxes poetic on the elite structure of the Celtics...

Has there ever been a team that made the Finals that was more in need of a total off-season overhaul than the Lakers?

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

After seeing DANNY AINGE GM a World Champ, I think every other team in the NBA needs on off-season overhaul.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:56:00 PM  

Yeah - the 04 Lakers.

I think Odom is going to be moved this summer.

Doneycat said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

Zak - when Bynum comes back, Lakers win at least 63 and cruise to the title next year.

Ed said...
Jun 17, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

Assuming Bynum plays how he was at the start of this year. He wasn't amazing before this year, and now he's coming off a serious injury. And I truly think this team is going to need more than one physical player on the inside.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

AA - Odom tried a cheap shot on KG but didn't quite connect.

Also, I figure The Mouse got on JVG and made sure he wouldn't go ADD on a potential series-clinching game... well, again.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:04:00 PM  

Tim Donaghy needs to check in to keep this game interesting

unlvjoe said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:05:00 PM  

If you want the Lakers' NBA Finals in a nutshell, I think it was that "post up" by Pau Gasol.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:08:00 PM  

PJ Brown PWNS Kobe Bryant right there... Can we skip the 4th quarter so I can go to bed? Please?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

What do they do with the champagne from Sunday night? You know they had some in LA in case the Celtics won. Do they fly it out to Boston or just buy more? If they buy more, what happens to the stuff in LA? Do they give it away to Lakers office staff? Who supplies the champagne anyway, the home team, the winning team, the league? I wonder how champagne goes with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Anyone else looking forward to a dopey Scalabrine wearing swim goggles on the bench at the end of the 4th?

Pete said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

Javon Walker used the champagne from Sunday night.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

My prediction... 4th quarter, the MACHINE takes over and forces game 7

Andrew said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:21:00 PM  

Having to keep the sound down... can anyone help with the, er, new chants the fans have going now?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

Somehwere, Shaq is still smiling.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

@AA... a game used Scalabrine jersey... does it still have the tags on it?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  
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Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

OK, fellas, series MVP? Pierce? Allen?

Ed said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Hahaha...no it's just his suit jacket.

Jun 17, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

The Celtics could finish out these last nine minutes with just Ray Allen on the court, and the Lakers still wouldn't get within 10. You know why? He Got Game.

/couldn't help self, is leaving

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

"Where is Kobe?" in the background. Shades of "Where is Roger?" from the '99 ALCS.

danteshepherd said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

There are heroes and then there's.....THE MACHINE!!!!!!

Jun 17, 2008, 11:28:00 PM  

@dante... "where is Kobe?"... I LOVE that... why, oh WHY couldn't ABC have gotten Shaq instead of DWade for the studio for this game?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

This lead is so big there's no way in hell The Machine can cover the spread.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

Hey, Lakers. There's this guy, Ray Allen. Heard of him? He's scored 9 points on you in 35 seconds. Yeah, um... I'm thinking you should look at him once in a while.

Meh, who cares. You're losers anyway.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

And Simmons asked for Sev-En-Teen chant got a quick start up.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

The Celtics just need to run down the shot clock every possession, then throw the ball 50 rows deep. Souvenirs for everybody, and a 20 point lead at the end of the night.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

Does the NBA have a mercy rule?

michael said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

KG is just LAUGHING at Lamar as he bitchslaps him to the ground... WTF is Lamar even bothering to "smack" to KG?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:34:00 PM  

@ed...Right now, unless PP goes off for 20 in the last 5 minutes and change, you HAVE to go with Allen. Although it could go either way and I won't comnplain at all. Anyone else?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

It's a damn good thing the Lakers shut down the game watch at Staples. I doubt that the homies would much appreciate the effort.

Ed said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

My vote for Finals MVP goes to Kevin McHale.

Ivan said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

"Who was throwing bricks at local cars?" ABC NY7 News Commercial

"Kobe Bryant?" - Me

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

"The Lakers are being embarrassed." - Mike Tirico on ESPN Radio

Mike, the Lakers are embarrassing themselves. If they had cell phones by the bench, they'd be texting their people right now.

deven said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:37:00 PM  

I think Jeff Van Gundy's head exploded after the Allen's third open trey of the quarter. This defense is just jaw-droppingly terrible.

Kevin said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:37:00 PM  

Gotta love the "Na-na-na-na". Hey hey hey, goodbye.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:38:00 PM  

WOW... even with the sound low, I can still make out that "Nanana hey hey" chant... and at the 5 minute mark, is THAT the earliest in recent memory?

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:38:00 PM  

Gotta love it....TD Whatever the jell they call it Garden at Comiskey Park. Hello Nancy Faust!!! (na na song)

Ed said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:38:00 PM  

"He can touch it in 5 minutes and 13 seconds"

What is he, 13? Real men last for hours.

Heef said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:39:00 PM  

THat is an ungodly loud chant, I LOVE IT

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:39:00 PM  

M.A.C.H.I.N.E. -c'mon folks lets get that chant going!

Andrew said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:39:00 PM  

Umm.. why is Doc Rivers celebrating? 3:24 left. And Sasha is on his way.

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:40:00 PM  

It's good to see that all it takes is your team to be down 35, down 3-2 in the series, and only 5 minutes left in the game for Lamar Odom to show some emotion. I say BRAVO Lamar!

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

Garnett's in the crowd! And clock check - 3:11!

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:41:00 PM  

Wow, the NBA should make the Lakers start off next season with an 0-2 record as punishment for this embarrassment.

Drew said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:43:00 PM  

Even the refs said "screw it, we can't even force a game 7" after the 2nd quarter.

steve said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

I think the Lakers should start fouling. An NBA lead is never insurmountable, amirite???

/ratings hype machine

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

Embarrassing. The Lakers are almost matching the intensity, activeness, and alertness of their home crowds. Almost.

Tim said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:46:00 PM  

Didja hear that Kobe? The WNBA expects great! And they actually contest fast breaks!

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:46:00 PM  

I swear this is true....I SWEAR....I just saw a Lakers playoff ticket commercial on KABC in L.A.!!!!!

"Get your Laker playoff tickets now!"

I SWEAR.

Ed said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:46:00 PM  

The Laker's are plaid this game like it was an All-Star game, except without the defensive intensity.

Drew said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:50:00 PM  

I know it's all young guys on the court, but at what point do you give the other team a liiiiiiiiiiiiiiittle respect and stop running the score?

I mean, the Lakers don't deserve the respect, but the Celtics are better than that.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:50:00 PM  

What was the prop bet over/under on "number of times Big Baby dribbles from halfcourt and dunks"? I forget...

Heef said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:51:00 PM  

I'm assuming this last time out was taking to clean up the MESS that Mr. Paul Pierce just made.

Nabucodonozor said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:52:00 PM  

Wow... I don't ever remember seeing an NBA Gatorade shower...

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:52:00 PM  

It's official: David Tyree saved us from a Boston Sports Trifecta Monopoly.

Zak said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:55:00 PM  

Just gotta say... the celebration broadcast loses a little something when you have to mute everything every couple seconds.

As KG turns into Kate Winslet.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:57:00 PM  

Kevin Garnett is crazy.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:58:00 PM  

Who the hell was that white dude that was consolding KG as he wept on his shoulder? Funny stuff.

Anonymous said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

The FCC officially ruined Mike Breen's called. It was bleeped out. Unbelieveable.

Aaaand KG just said Tafoya looked good tonight. Apprently there was something more in that gatorade than we thought. NAMATH STYLE!

Adam said...
Jun 17, 2008, 11:59:00 PM  

Alright, who's driving the Denali?

Pete said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:00:00 AM  

KG hugging Bill Russell. "I got my own! I got my own."

Chills.

Ed said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:00:00 AM  

Hate Boston all you like. But they just booed the stew out of Scott!!!

Ed said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:02:00 AM  

David Stern - "The Lakers were a worthy Western Conference Champion..."

Fuck, I wouldn't want to play poker with Stern when he can flat out LIE to our faces like that.

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:02:00 AM  

KG demented dropping F BOMBS everywhere LOVEIT!

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

KG is a little nuts but the shot of him hugging Bill Russel and saying, "I hope we made you proud" was pretty cool.

Drew said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:04:00 AM  

What happened? - Paul Pierce

You won the MVP! - Teammate

OHH SHIT!! - Paul Pierce

Mingo said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:06:00 AM  

The KG interview as well as the last 10 seconds of the game need to be posted.

That was insane.

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:15:00 AM  

Boston fans booing the commish...BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Ingrates booing the man who scripted the whole thing.

Anonymous said...
Jun 18, 2008, 12:34:00 AM  

Eh, get a grip, anon. Boston had the better team. Stern's a thug who runs a racket; a buffoon and pale faced liar, but that doesn't mean the Lakers would have won this series without him. They just weren't as good.

Heef said...
Jun 18, 2008, 5:05:00 AM  

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