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DTL
05-05-2002, 02:25 AM
Hopefully the Lakers will take more than four games.

Drbio
05-05-2002, 04:01 PM
Go Spurs!

DTL
05-05-2002, 04:16 PM
Huh, so they're playing in L.A. I'd thought they were going to SA. Oh well.

Go Spurs! Go Tony Parker!

Drbio
05-05-2002, 04:17 PM
Why are they in LA? That sucks.

Drbio
05-05-2002, 04:19 PM
David Robinson will not play today.....crud.

Drbio
05-05-2002, 04:22 PM
They just said that LA gets the homecourt advantage based on the 3-1 head-to-head advantage during the season. That still sucks.

DTL
05-05-2002, 04:33 PM
Looks like the Lakers are off to their typical sluggish start. Hope the Spurs can keep it up.

djb
05-05-2002, 04:35 PM
As much as I want the Mavs to win, I find greater pleasure in watching/hoping the Lakers lose.

Bayliss
05-05-2002, 04:37 PM
Dirk started 1-8... crucified.

Duncan right now is 0-6....

The difference? Others have scored/shot well....

DTL
05-05-2002, 04:37 PM
<< As much as I want the Mavs to win, I find greater pleasure in watching/hoping the Lakers lose. >>



Double, triple, the pleasure when the Lakers lose to the Mavs i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif

Bayliss
05-05-2002, 04:38 PM
Hopefully the Spurs can keep the momentum going.

djb
05-05-2002, 04:41 PM
Beating the Lakers in the WC Finals would be a dream come true, but beating the Spurs would be almost as nice after the whooping they gave us last year.

Bayliss
05-05-2002, 04:42 PM
Duncan 0-8...

You know what? I'd rather the Mavs play the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals than the Lakers for two reasons

1) Duncan/Dirk matchup... best position rivalry since Nique/Bird...

2) Walton can't be a Laker homer if the Spurs win.

DTL
05-05-2002, 04:45 PM
Urgh. Shot of Phil Jackson on the bench. I despise that man with a passion.

Bayliss
05-05-2002, 04:50 PM
Dancan has 12 rebounds (of course about 4-5 are from his own missed shots) and 0 points and they have a lead on the Lakers?

The Spurs have got to be feeling somewhat happy.... if Duncan gets on track then the Spurs have a good shot to steal game 1.

DTL
05-05-2002, 04:55 PM
Duncan cans Horry. Awesome block!

But then Danny Ferry comes up short on a three-pointer...

madape
05-05-2002, 06:15 PM
Everyone is counting the Spurs out. Its not going to be a cake-walk though. In fact, the Spur may actually have a chance to win this one.

Bayliss
05-05-2002, 06:43 PM
Damn... 16 secs left... the Spurs blew their chance.

MFFL
05-05-2002, 06:47 PM
This was not NBA basketball - this was an embarrassment. It was horrible.

Bayliss
05-05-2002, 06:51 PM
<< This was not NBA basketball - this was an embarrassment. It was horrible. >>



Yep... neither team deserved to win shooting that horrible.

MavKikiNYC
05-05-2002, 07:10 PM
Was it lower than 38%?

MFFL
05-05-2002, 09:01 PM
<< Was it lower than 38%? >>



The shooting percentage wasn't the issue for me. It was the grind-it-out slow-time style played by both teams. These are two of the best teams in the NBA and it was a BORING game. This is why people aren't watching the NBA playoffs as much any more.

Drbio
05-05-2002, 09:34 PM
damn Lakers.....how I hate them....

MavsFanFinley
05-05-2002, 09:49 PM
What I hated:

Duncan was not himself offensively and the Spurs still had the lead for most the game.

Shaq goes out forever with the cut on his index finger, comes in and gets busy.

What was worse? Kobe going out with the knee injury and the talk was he wouldn't return. Bruised right knee with lots of swelling. But, no, he returns and hit the dagger with like 35 seconds left to put the Lakers up 5. I didn't watch anymore after that. Just couldn't stomach it.

What's with Robinson? First, he was supposed to start in game 5 against the Sonics, but they were cautious and sat him out. Again, he was supposed to be ready for today and warmed up. Went into the locker room and couldn't bend over on one leg and pick up a can and the trainers said there's no way he could play.

I still think the Spurs can win this series.

DTL
05-05-2002, 11:10 PM
I sure hope you're right, MFF.

MavsFanFinley
05-05-2002, 11:18 PM
Me too DTL. LOL.

I'll be interested in seeing how Kobe responds. He looked hurt. He kept grabbing the knee and had to be helped off the court. I don't think he was looking for some rest either.

However he came back in.

DTL
05-05-2002, 11:41 PM
I hate how the AP recap described the return of Shaq and Kobe from the locker room as the &quot;toughness of champions&quot;. What'd you call Iverson swallowing his blood and tooth last year then? The &quot;toughness of runner-ups&quot;? I respect them for wanting to play and help their team win, but it's not as if you can only get to be tough when you've won a couple of rings.

Just venting against the Laker bias in the media....

grbh
05-05-2002, 11:47 PM
I thought Kobe looked a little hobbled even after his return. It will interest me to see if the knee is a factor in game 2 of this series.

Any word on whether Robinson will play in Game 2?

MavsFanFinley
05-05-2002, 11:55 PM
Any word on whether Robinson will play in Game 2?

I'm starting to believe he may not play at all, in this series anyway.

You keep hearing how he's going to play, how he's in the starting lineup and you see him warming up before the game, but when it comes down to it, the trainers say there's no way he could play.

I don't get it.

Murphy3
05-06-2002, 08:46 AM
they both sucked as badly as the mavs did on saturday

TheKid
05-06-2002, 09:24 AM
If Robinson doesn't play, the Spurs will be swept..

Murphy3
05-06-2002, 09:52 AM
i think duncan will be so dominant that the spurs pull out a game ..even without robinson

Hoopsmeister
05-06-2002, 12:15 PM
<< Any word on whether Robinson will play in Game 2?

I'm starting to believe he may not play at all, in this series anyway.

You keep hearing how he's going to play, how he's in the starting lineup and you see him warming up before the game, but when it comes down to it, the trainers say there's no way he could play.

I don't get it. >>



It makes sense if you heard the full report on what's wrong with him. It's not like he's having back spasm that you can rest until they go away. Per NBC's reports, one of his disks was chipped and the fragments are brushing up against his spinal cord. It's an intermittant thing--when the fragments are touching the nerves, he's fully healthy. But if they shift around and do the nerve, he can't feel his legs. Presumably he'll have to have surgery in the offseason to get those chips out.

DTL
05-06-2002, 12:19 PM
<< one of his disks was chipped and the fragments are brushing up against his spinal cord. It's an intermittant thing--when the fragments are touching the nerves, he's fully healthy. But if they shift around and do the nerve, he can't feel his legs. >>



that sounds just nasty. i hope the Admiral can get past this thing and enjoy a happy, healthy retirement.