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

2 comments:

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.

See:

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."

HuffPost

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.