Tuesday, June 10, 2008

That's more like it!

It wasn't always easy to watch, and for a while there in the third quarter (I'll admit it) I was close to wondering whether the Celtics Curse had really been dispatched in the 1980s. But the Lakers stayed with it, pulled ahead and squeaked out a win, 87-81. Kobe was spectacular and this game Vujajcic stepped up with 20 points. They needed it because Pau and Lamar both had subpar games (though give the Celtics defense some credit) -- though they both hit some key baskets toward the end, which I hope is a good sign for the next game. Lakers only down 2-1, with

One good thing about my brother-in-law living with us so long is that he organized the crew to put together our quasi-outdoor room, where I can watch games and yell, scream, smoke and cuss without bothering anybody


Mike Freitas said...

Don't hurt yourself.

daveg said...

The NBA, unlike Major League Baseball, will not leave things entirely to chance when money is involved.

A sweep is just not going to be allowed, and 6 or 7 games is almost a requirement.


In one of several allegations of corrupt refereeing, Donaghy said he learned in May 2002 that two referees known as "company men" were working a best-of-seven series in which "Team 5" was leading 3-2. In the sixth game, he alleged the referees purposely ignored personal fouls and called "made-up fouls on Team 5 in order to give additional free throw opportunities for Team 6."


Anyone who has followed the NBA more or less knows this. The placement of a non-major TV market team in the finals is very rare. So are short series.

They do not want to give up those ratings just to have a "fair game."

Still, they probably call the last game fairly, so you can enjoy that.

I am so cynical lately. Must be the Iraq war.