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For NBA basketball fanatics out there, who you think will win? Will the Los Angeles Lakers take it this time? or the Magic will continue for Orlando? advertising Game 1 starts on THU, June 04.
M4rl : This was one of the good news I heard the other day. Wow. They beaten Celtics again… and this time in Celtics home plus without Andrew Bynum, imagine that! Go L.A. Lakers! To Finals! To 2008-2009 Championship!
Lakers win NBA thriller to end Celtics streak
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AFP) – - Lamar Odom’s free throws with 16 seconds left in overtime helped the Los Angeles Lakers stop the streaking Boston Celtics cold for the second time this season.
The Lakers outlasted the Celtics 110-109 – their second victory over the Celtics this season after they fell to Boston in six games in the National Basketball Association championship series last season. (more…)
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dislocated right ring finger and all, Kobe Bryant did just what the Los Angeles Lakers needed against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
So did his teammates.
Bryant and LeBron James tussled to a virtual standoff Monday night, but Bryant’s supporting cast was far more effective, and that was the difference as the Lakers beat Cleveland 105-88 to snap a five-game losing streak to the Cavaliers.
Bryant had 20 points, six rebounds and 12 assists in 41 minutes despite dislocating the ring finger on his shooting hand less than two minutes into the game.
“I just dove for the ball, and the finger just popped out,” Bryant recalled afterward while wearing a splint on the injured finger. “I was scared, I thought I was done. It felt like I had two fingers on one, it was just disgusting. (Trainer) Gary (Vitti) just popped it back into place. Not fun.
“A lot,” Bryant added when asked how much his finger bothered him during the game. “I played with some pain, obviously. I just tried to adjust as I went along, I just tried to play through it. It’s just throbbing right now.”
Bryant, who shot 9-of-22, spoke to reporters just minutes after X-rays showed no fracture. More >
LOS ANGELES (AP)—Once again, the Lakers have the best record in the NBA— thanks to a little help from the Celtics and Cavaliers.
Kobe Bryant scored 26 points, Pau Gasol added 19 and Los Angeles beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-86 Sunday night for its sixth consecutive victory and 15th straight at home.
The defending Western Conference champions realize that not having homecourt advantage against the Celtics in last year’s finals probably cost them the NBA title, and they want to do something about it this time around. They are 27-5, one fewer loss than Boston and Cleveland.
The Cavaliers and Celtics each lost Sunday to bottom teams in the East. Boston was beat by the Knicks and Cleveland fell to Washington.
“It’s obviously important to have homecourt advantage, so we look at it as a challenge to achieve that goal,” Bryant said. “Obviously we have a long way to go. It’s a great opportunity. We have quite a few home games here, so we look forward to trying to stretch this out a little bit. We have plenty more gears to go to. Plenty more. I haven’t even played in third gear yet.”
LaMarcus Aldridge led Portland with 22 points and 11 More >
Hehe! Lakers : West Champs! To NBA Finals!
Bryant Leads Lakers past Spurs, into NBA Finals
LA Lakers 100, San Antonio 92
LOS ANGELES, May 29 (AP) – The Lakers celebrated the Western Conference championship before their adoring fans at Staples Center, but not too hard.
They’ve got one more goal to reach before the real excitement begins.
Kobe Bryant scored 17 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs 100-92 on Thursday night and win the conference finals in five games. (more…)