Monday, May 26, 2008

NBA - There's No Place Like Home

Well we all knew last night was gonna happen sooner or later. The Lakers were due to play a really bad game. Now they've got it out of their system. I had a bad feeling as soon as Manu Ginobili hit his first two shots it was going to be a long night. The Lakers let the game get out of hand in the first period.

Now it's time to dominate the Spurs like we did in the second game. Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol were tentative in their shot selections and their low-post play. You have got to go up strong in the NBA. If the Lakers expect to get back to the form we KNOW they usually play, it's time to get tough. I don't mean dirty tough but aggressive tough.

As I expected, the Spurs were getting the calls at home they weren't getting at Staples Center. I'm talking about charging fouls that were blocking fouls and calls like that. I don't like it but that's the NBA. The Lakers get the calls their way at home so they can't bitch. Don't look to the refs to help you out Lakers.

To their credit the Lakers took a beating without whining and they will be back on Tuesday in San Antonio to show the fans here in L.A. and elsewhere what they're made of. I look forward to the game. I knew the Spurs weren't gonna fold up as so many of the experts on TNT (are you listening Charles?) were predicting. Now we have a competitive series. It's on now!

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