Lakers – Celtics Inevitable

We’re only one game into each series. Technically, game one isn’t even over in Los Angeles, but watching Jason Richardson and Louis Amundson fight with each other for a rebound en route to a 26 point deficit five minutes into the fourth doesn’t really spark much optimism. The Lakers are headed to dominant defeat of the Suns in the opening game of the Western Conference Finals, and we all know what happened in the first game of the Boston-Orlando series. The Conference Finals look like nothing more than a formality at this point. Sure, a lot of people are convinced that the Magic made proper adjustments in the second half against the Celtics and appear poised to strike back in game two, but I’m not convinced. Granted, I didn’t catch game one due to my watching the Amgen Tour of California ride down the Auburn streets that I used to stomp on in my younger days, but it’s clear the Magic just can’t  match up with a more driven Celtics team. Everyone thinks the Magic will adjust their game plan, but what’s to say the Celtics won’t. The Big Three know that the window is closing; meanwhile, Rajon Rondo is busy establishing himself as one of the premier players in the league. I’ll be the first to admit I was a huge Rondo doubter coming out of Kentucky. I thought he’d be nothing more than a role player at best. But four years later, I’m ready to give the kid his due. I’m sorry, but 29, 18, and 13 in any game, let alone a pivotal postseason game, is enough to convince me that he’s for real. I was all but ready to post about Rondo last Sunday had it not been for Dallas Braden’s perfect game. As stacked as the Magic are, they simply won’t be able to outlast the Celtics this time.

Back to the West Coast, it seemed like Phoenix would at least be able to hang with the Lake Show. After watching this debacle tonight, I’m not so sure. The Suns have the same problem they seem to have every year. They’re talented, they can run, and they have plenty of firepower, but they just don’t have the drive and competitiveness. The Lakers are simply to big and even too fast. There’s no debating that Amare Stoudamire is a beast down low, but no combination of Suns can stop the trio of Gasol, Bynum, and Odom. It might be a different game in Phoenix, but they’ll likely be down 0-2, so they’ll be lucky to head back to Southern California with anything better than a 3-1 deficit. Thus, it seems pretty much inevitable that we’re going to see a Boston-LA rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals. Boston got the best of LA last time, but the Lakers are clearly better. Can we really say the same about the Celtics? I’m not so sure.

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11 responses to “Lakers – Celtics Inevitable

  • chappy81

    It was pretty disheartening watching the Suns get blown out tonight… I hope they bounce back, but I have my doubts. I’m really excited about the lottery tomorrow! Can’t wait to see what picks the W’s and Kings get!

  • Chris Humpherys

    I wouldn’t count Orlando out just yet. They can still make adjustments. They know what they need to do, they just need to do it.

    • mceezy

      I agree… the Magic know what they need to do, but I think the C’s make proper adjustments as well. I will say Orlando has a MUCH better chance than Phoenix though

  • tophatal

    mceezy

    Coaching inexperience in terms of the postseason will be what derails Alvin Gentry and this Suns’ team. It’s as if Gentry is going up already at a disadvantage facing Phil Jackson. The postseason is afterall his home turf. Would you bet against him (Jackson) ?

    Alan Parkins

  • tophatal

    mceezy

    Could this be the real reason why LeGonad tanked game six against the Celtics ?

    LeBron James’ Mother and His Teammate, a Morning Show Co-host and a Yankee Third Baseman All in Celebrity Sex Scandal News

    Gloria James, the mother of LeBron James is reportedly sleeping with one of his teammates, while Matt Lauer denies having cheated on
    his wife, and Cameron Diaz is accused by Kate Hudson of having a relationship with Alex Rodriguez out of revenge. All in all, it’s just another day in celebrity sex scandals.

    Gloria James is said to be having a sexual affair with her son LeBron’s teammate and friend, Delonte West. Reports indicate that LeBron James found out about the affair prior to the Celtics’ Game Four matchup against the Boston Celtics in their recently concluded playoff series.

    Many are speculating that LeBron James’ suddenly diminished play from Game 4 on was the result of him being upset about the relationship between his mother and his teammate. West has had a number of off the court issues in the past; his lifestyle has hardly been beyond reproach. For LeBron James, who has led a seemingly scandal free existence, that fact would likely be particularly difficult to take.

    =================================

    I know one has a good working relationship with a teammate but if true , this is taking it to extremes.

    Alan Parkins

  • chappy81

    If/When the Suns get blown out tonight, I’m completely on board with the lameness that is Boston vs. LA… Go Boston, I think…

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