Kobe And The Lakers Complete An Amazing Game One Comeback

Thursday, May 22, 2008

More often than not when a team comes back from 20 down midway through the third quarter you can do a lot of finger pointing on the team that blew the lead. That wasn't the case last night as Kobe grabbed the reins of the Lakers and brought them all the way back to win in an extremely important Game One.

Kobe's performance was just downright amazing after a first half that saw him only put up two points on only three shots. The second was a completely different story as he put up 25 points, basically willed his team to the comeback, and hit the game winning jumper with 23.9 left on the clock.

Afterwards both Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley stated that a loss is just a loss, but I have to agree with Reggie Miller in the fact that this one is different for the Spurs. It wasn't a blowout in New Orleans, but rather a game on the road that they should have won. Great start to the Western Conference Finals.


A game is a game is a game. The Celtics did this to the Nets in 2002, and the Nets came back to win the next three. I think if any team can come back, it's the Spurs. As Chuck says, "they're like cockroaches, you gotta kill them." Let's see LA win three.

Anonymous said...
May 22, 2008, 2:25:00 AM  

I hate the spurs as much as anyone I know, their players complain as much as anyone in basketball and between Bowen and Manu, they have two members of the All-Hitman First Team. But it needs to be stated they probably lost a step in that game because of the 7 game series with NO and had to sleep on a plane the night after that game! This might serve as more wake-up call then to bury them, but if they get blown out in game 2, it might be over.

And for the record, my All-Hitman First Team is:

Ron Artest, PG
Manu Ginobli, SG
Bruce Bowen, Wing
Danny Fortson, PF
Dikembe Mutumbo, C

Mez said...
May 22, 2008, 8:50:00 AM  

Down the stretch, Udoka shot two airballs and Finley threw up another one. It was strange to see the Spurs lose composure. Nice job trying to flop on Kobe's game winner, Bruce Bowen. You should be embarrassed.

GMoney said...
May 22, 2008, 10:39:00 AM  

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