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The 2004 NBA Playoffs Thread!

Billabong
04-27-2004, 02:19 AM
Hi everyone:D,
Here's the NBA playoffs thread:banana:!

Here are the results so far:

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
Pacers def. Celtics 4-0
Nets def. Knicks 4-0
Pistons lead Bucks 3-1
Heat lead Hornets 2-1

Western Conference Quarterfinals
Timberwolves lead Nuggets 2-1
Lakers lead Rockets 3-1
Spurs def. Grizzlies 4-0
Kings lead Mavericks 3-1

For who are you rooting for:)?? Who do you think will win:)??

tall_one
04-27-2004, 02:41 AM
http://wrodallas.com/dfwsports/mavericks.jpg GOOOO MAVERICKS!

Billabong
04-27-2004, 03:19 AM
Correction: The Pistons now lead 3-1 :eek:!

Catsou
04-27-2004, 03:37 AM
LOL Nic I guess we are going to fight over this one ;)
GO Kings :worship:

Billabong
04-27-2004, 03:43 AM
Hi Nicky and Cat :wavey:!
I'm rooting for the Timberwolves, the Mavs and the Lakers:D! I also like the Heat!

Catsou
04-27-2004, 03:49 AM
HI :wavey: Séb :D

Hopefully my Kings will win again this year against your Lakers :devil:

Billabong
04-27-2004, 03:50 AM
Will the Lakers play the Spurs in the semis if the they win :eek:??

Catsou
04-27-2004, 03:54 AM
Ummm je ne le sais pas Séb je vais demander à Nic c'est elle l'experte en basket LOL

BTW est-ce que tu penses que nos Canadiens vont pouvoir gagner au moins un match contre Tampa bay? :confused:

tall_one
04-27-2004, 03:57 AM
Will the Lakers play the Spurs in the semis if the they win :eek:??
yup they will :) GOOO Spurs!!

Billabong
04-27-2004, 04:00 AM
Ummm je ne le sais pas Séb je vais demander à Nic c'est elle l'experte en basket LOL

BTW est-ce que tu penses que nos Canadiens vont pouvoir gagner au moins un match contre Tampa bay? :confused:

lol je ne sais pas :confused:! ça va être difficile :eek:.. peut-être faudra-t-il créer un autre sujet avec les NHL Series;)!

Billabong
04-27-2004, 04:01 AM
yup they will :) GOOO Spurs!!

Thanks for the info:D! There will be some tight matches there :eek:!

Catsou
04-27-2004, 04:02 AM
Oui on devrait...ca manque ici ;)

Billabong
04-27-2004, 04:19 AM
Mavs are currently leading the Kings 52-48 :eek:!
are you watching the game Nicki:D??

Catsou
04-27-2004, 04:23 AM
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KINGS :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

YinYin
04-27-2004, 04:27 AM
now half time~~`
Mavs & Kings 44:39
Dirk got 9'
finley,nash ,Howard got the same 7'
keep on doing~~
my honey~~~
webber got 12'
gogogo~~~~
Mavs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Billabong
04-27-2004, 04:30 AM
Mavs lead 54-52 :eek:!

Congrats for your 1000th post Cat:D!
Welcome YinYin :wavey:!
I have to go to sleep, cya tomorrow everyone :wavey:!

Catsou
04-27-2004, 04:32 AM
Go Webber stop looking at Tyra and play!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allez Bibby darling show the mavs what basket is about...lol nic is going to kill me now :lol:

Catsou
04-27-2004, 04:34 AM
Mavs lead 54-52 :eek:!

Congrats for your 1000th post Cat:D!
Welcome YinYin :wavey:!
I have to go to sleep, cya tomorrow everyone :wavey:!
Wow thx Séb je n'avais même pas remarqué cool j'ai atteint mon millième en parlant de hockey et de basket :lol:

Bonne nuit :wavey:

tall_one
04-27-2004, 04:36 AM
Mavs are currently leading the Kings 52-48 :eek:!
are you watching the game Nicki:D??
errr kinda, lol too busy on the computer, but i am listening to it http://smileys.******************/cat/18/18_8_2.gif

YinYin
04-27-2004, 04:39 AM
thx to u all~~~
but 65:63Kings leads~~
come on ~~
Mavs

tall_one
04-27-2004, 04:42 AM
Go Webber stop looking at Tyra and play!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allez Bibby darling show the mavs what basket is about...lol nic is going to kill me now :lol:
me--> http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/violents/violent22.gif <-- Cat

:lol: just kidding dear!

tall_one
04-27-2004, 04:44 AM
:wavey: Hi YinYin!!! nice avatar pic!!

Catsou
04-27-2004, 04:45 AM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

:bigcry: :bigcry: :crying2: :crying2:

;) My little Bibbi and my Webber are still gonna :boxing: your Mavs dear :kiss:

HI :wavey: YinYin!!! ...Nic will be happy to have another Mavs fans around!

tall_one
04-27-2004, 04:50 AM
http://smileys.******************/cat/18/18_1_106.gif my mavs are going to dunk on your Kings

and Webber just got his 5th foul :devil:

Billabong
04-27-2004, 12:46 PM
the Kings won 94-92 :eek:! What a great match:D!!!

Blaze
04-27-2004, 02:07 PM
Timberwolves now lead the Nuggets 3-1 :eek:! They are on fire :eek:!

Hi, I am hugh Nuggets fan and was under the impression that game four is tonight 10:30 eastern time? Or am I wrong?

Conan the Librarian
04-27-2004, 08:37 PM
Luck the Fakers!!

Neely
04-27-2004, 10:48 PM
Lakers are nothing special... they are IMO the most overvalued team in the whole NBA.... just because they have Shaq, Kobe, Payton and Malone they are not the team who wins the Championships.

Did you see already some games of the current series Houston vs LA? LMAO :rolls: they just got lucky that Houston lacks playoffs experience, they should trail the series 1-3 instead of leading 3-1... they got luck in game 1 and in game 4 with that overtime victory as Houston had a 5 point (or whatever) lead 90 seconds before the end.
An experienced team will punish the Lakers, I believe.

The Mavs' problem is that they can't rebound... just look at game 4, they got killed and outrebounded. :banghead: :banghead:

my predictions are:
- no team from the East wins it
- my current favourites for the championship are Minnesota and San Antonio


considering Minnesota: I'm glad they lead 3-1 now, I really like Kevin Garnett very much. IMO he's the most versatile player in the NBA. Just look at his stats, he's posting 20-10-5 seasons in a row, the fourth, the fifth year in a row!!!! I'm not sure, but I think nobody did that ever before... GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!
I was about damn time for Minnesota to survive the 1st round in the playoffs! couldn't do it the last years. leading 3-1 should do it now, I hope *g* :rolleyes:

Ads
04-27-2004, 11:57 PM
c'mon pacers, get reggie his ring!

Billabong
04-28-2004, 12:16 AM
Hi, I am hugh Nuggets fan and was under the impression that game four is tonight 10:30 eastern time? Or am I wrong?
Oops sorry I made a mistake;)! It's 2-1 in that quarter!

Pistons are the ones leading 3-1 over the Bucks!

sigmagirl91
04-28-2004, 02:18 AM
I want the Spurs back in the finals. Go Admiral, Go Tim....Kick ass...

Billabong
04-28-2004, 04:01 AM
New Orleans won against Miami today, so the series is 2-2 :eek:!

cheliste
04-28-2004, 08:20 AM
I really like Dirk but....sorry my man, my team is still Sacramento. Darn it, it's so hard to choose. :fiery:

Lets go Kings, go win the series at home! :bounce:

Neely
04-28-2004, 03:28 PM
Go Admiral, Go Tim....Kick ass...
"The Admiral" was one of the greatest players I've ever witnessed :worship: :worship:

I was really happy for him that he got championship rings before he retired... :bounce:

Catsou
04-28-2004, 10:19 PM
I really like Dirk but....sorry my man, my team is still Sacramento. Darn it, it's so hard to choose. :fiery:

Lets go Kings, go win the series at home! :bounce:

I'm also rooting for the KINGS!!!!!!!!!

ALLEZ KINGS :worship:

Billabong
04-28-2004, 10:29 PM
Tonight: the Lakers VS The Rockets:D!
GOOO LAKERS:banana:!!!

Billabong
04-29-2004, 02:27 AM
Kobe's presence at the game tonight is still unclear because of the prosecution.. does anybody know if he'll be there :confused:??

Billabong
04-30-2004, 03:56 AM
The Pistons defeated Milwaukee 91-77 and win the series 4-1!

tall_one
04-30-2004, 04:11 AM
Goooo Mavs!!!

PennyThePenguin
04-30-2004, 08:06 AM
LAKERRRRRRRSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

cheliste
04-30-2004, 09:52 AM
Kings win against Mavs 119-118. What a playoff career score of 36 from Bibby! :D Congratulations boys...for now, job is not done yet. ;)

Billabong
04-30-2004, 12:44 PM
whoa what a match!!!!! thanks for the update cheliste:D!!!

Neely
05-01-2004, 01:16 AM
Hornets leading @Heat at halftime 46-42
(series tied at 2-2)

this could be the decisive game of this series, I see home court advantage as a big factor as every team was winning their games at home so far

if the Hornets take this game, they may go on to close out the series in game 6 at home.

tall_one
05-01-2004, 01:54 AM
Schedule for the remainng 1st round match-ups

MINNESOTA 3, DENVER 1
Gm 5: April 30 at MIN (9:30 p.m. ET)
*Gm 6: May 2 at DEN (8:30 p.m. ET)
*Gm 7: May 4 at MIN (TBD)

MIAMI 2, NEW ORLEANS 2
Gm 5: April 30 at MIA (7 p.m. ET)
Gm 6: May 2 at NOH (1 p.m. ET)
*Gm 7: May 4 at MIA (TBD)

Catsou
05-01-2004, 01:56 AM
Nic what did I tell you about my little Bibbi killing your MAVS ;) :devil:

PennyThePenguin
05-01-2004, 04:53 AM
ooohhh..... cat... better watch ur back. hehe...

Lakers vs Spurs in the semis....ouch.

LCeh
05-01-2004, 05:53 AM
Wolfs beat Nuggets 102-91.
Heat beat Hornets 87-83.

So many close ones from the heat-hornets series... I smell a game 7...

I hope the Kings can win this year, and Spurs would once again beat Lakers. :devil:

Billabong
05-01-2004, 07:07 AM
Thanks for the update LCeh:D!!!

Catsou
05-01-2004, 06:45 PM
ooohhh..... cat... better watch ur back. hehe...

Lakers vs Spurs in the semis....ouch.

:lol: Sirius I'm watching my back don't worry...Nic can be a little :devil: j/k Nic LOL

Billabong
05-01-2004, 07:25 PM
No games tonight :sad:!

tall_one
05-02-2004, 12:26 AM
:lol: Sirius I'm watching my back don't worry...Nic can be a little :devil: j/k Nic LOL
ME?! I'm not an :devil: I am a perfect little http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/anges/ange6.gif



Really, I've never done anything bad http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/anges/ange10.gif

Billabong
05-02-2004, 08:20 PM
I can't wait for the Lakers-Spurs first match:D!

Neely
05-02-2004, 10:34 PM
the Hornets are forcing a Game 7!!!
they won game 6 at home 89-83 and the series is DEAD-LOCKED at 3 games all :eek:

wow, the Heat couldn't take an away game, no team won its away games in this series so far, will the Hornets finally be able to?

___________________

the other game right now:
damn it, don't like that fact that the Lakers are leading the Spurs midway through 3rd quarter :mad:
61-58 Lakers right now, hang on Spurs, hang on... :)

Neely
05-02-2004, 11:39 PM
Game 1
San Antonio 88 - Lakers 78 :)

good job, Spurs... holding home court advantage! :bounce:

Spurs lead series 1-0 :worship:

tall_one
05-03-2004, 02:46 AM
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE

MINNESOTA VS. SACRAMENTO
Gm 1: May 4 at Minnesota (9:30 EST)
Gm 2: May 8 at Minnesota (9:30 EST)
Gm 3: May 10 at Sac. (10:30 p.m. EST)
Gm 4: May 12 at Sac. (10:30 p.m. EST)
*Gm 5: May 14 at Minnesota (TBD)
*Gm 6: May 16 at Sac. (3:30 p.m. EST)
*Gm 7: May 19 at Minnesota (TBD)

INDIANA VS. MIAMI or N.O.
Gm 1: May 6 at Indiana (9 p.m. EST)
Gm 2: May 8 at Indiana (7 p.m. EST)
Gm 3: May 10 at Miami/N.O. (8 EST)
Gm 4: May 12 at Miami/N.O. (8 EST)
*Gm 5: May 15 at Indiana (TBD)
*Gm 6: May 18 at Miami/N.O. (8 EST)
*Gm 7: May 20 at Indiana (TBD)

SAN ANTONIO 1 ~ L.A. LAKERS 0
Gm 1: San Antonio 88, Los Angeles 78
Gm 2: May 5 at San Antonio (9 EST)
Gm 3: May 9 at Los Angeles (3:30 EST)
Gm 4: May 11 at L.A. (10:30 p.m. EST)
*Gm 5: May 13 at San Antonio (8 EST)
*Gm 6: May 15 at Los Angeles (TBD)
*Gm 7: May 19 at San Antonio (TBD)

NEW JERSEY VS. DETROIT
Gm 1: May 3 at Detroit (8 p.m. EST)
Gm 2: May 7 at Detroit (8 p.m. EST)
Gm 3: May 9 at New Jersey (8 EST)
Gm 4: May 11 at New Jersey (8 EST)
*Gm 5: May 14 at Detroit (TBD)
*Gm 6: May 16 at N.J. (TBD)
*Gm 7: May 20 at Detroit (TBD)

* if necessarly

Billabong
05-03-2004, 02:46 AM
Lakers :sad:!

Billabong
05-03-2004, 02:46 AM
Thanks for the infos Nicki:D!

PennyThePenguin
05-03-2004, 08:19 AM
ME?! I'm not an :devil: I am a perfect little http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/anges/ange6.gif



Really, I've never done anything bad http://www.freegaia.com/smileys/anges/ange10.gif

sure nicki...whatever you say... :rolleyes:

and the silly lakers... :mad:

Neely
05-04-2004, 03:03 AM
Pistons look like a sure winner leading 57-39 against the Nets at the end of the 3rd quarter

Billabong
05-05-2004, 03:29 AM
Pistons are very strong this year :eek:!

Neely
05-05-2004, 11:14 AM
Heat advanced in Game 7 ---> won series 4-3

Sacramento takes Game 1 104-98 from Minnesota! ---> Kings lead series 1-0

Billabong
05-05-2004, 01:00 PM
Congrats to the Heat :banana:!

Thanks for the update Neely:D!

Catsou
05-05-2004, 06:40 PM
Kings!!! :banana:

Billabong
05-05-2004, 10:28 PM
Tonight: Spurs Vs Lakers!

GOOOOOOOO LAKERS:banana:!!!

Neely
05-06-2004, 02:30 AM
I'm watching the game as I don't have to get up early tomorrow (---> around noon :) )

Lakers are getting slaughtered and outscored so far in the 1st quarter...

Neely
05-06-2004, 02:57 AM
Lakers trailing by 18 midway the 2nd quarter
San Antonio is looking damn strong

PennyThePenguin
05-06-2004, 03:35 AM
argh...lakers... play properly...

cheliste
05-06-2004, 09:31 AM
Forgot to say my Go Kings cheer! :lol:
Keep going boys! :banana:

Billabong
05-06-2004, 12:00 PM
San Antonio are just too strong now.. they lead the series 2-0 :eek:!

PennyThePenguin
05-06-2004, 12:24 PM
LAKERSSSSSS..... :mad: :mad: :mad:
:smash::smash::smash::smash::smash::smash:
:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead: :banghead:

Billabong
05-07-2004, 01:18 AM
lol sirius I feel the same:sad:!

Billabong
05-07-2004, 04:13 AM
the Pacers currently lead the Heat 70-55 :eek:!

YinYin
05-08-2004, 07:44 AM
c'm on
new MVP
kavin~~
to beat Kings~
at least dont let them to win so easy~~~
and go Tim & Tony~~
spurs~~~

PennyThePenguin
05-08-2004, 12:29 PM
Pistons zonked the Nets 95-80... great comeback in the 2nd half.

tall_one
05-08-2004, 01:20 PM
Sacramento 1 ~ Minnesota 0
Indiana 1 ~ Miami 0
Detroit 2 ~ New Jersey 0
San Antonio 2 ~ L.A. Lakers 0


Tonight's games
Gm 2: Sacramento at Minnesota (9:30 EST)
Gm 2: Miami at Indiana (7 p.m. EST)

Catsou
05-08-2004, 11:41 PM
Thx Nic :kiss:

Go Kings :cool:

Billabong
05-09-2004, 04:12 AM
What are tonight's scores:)??

PennyThePenguin
05-10-2004, 05:57 AM
kings lost right? series tied at 1-1 there...

PennyThePenguin
05-10-2004, 06:41 AM
LAKERS BEAT SPURS : 105-81 :yippee::yippee::yippee::yippee:
Spurs now lead series 2-1 :sad:

NETS BEAT PISTONS: 82-64
Pistons lead 2-1

Billabong
05-10-2004, 11:59 AM
YEAH well done Lakers :D!!! Now continue :banana:!

Billabong
05-11-2004, 02:30 AM
The Heat currently lead the Pacers 39-35 :eek:!

Billabong
05-12-2004, 04:32 AM
The Nets defeated Detroit to tie the series at 2-2 :eek:!

San Antonio are leading the Lakers:(! cmon Lakers!!!

PennyThePenguin
05-12-2004, 08:11 AM
Lakers beat Spurs 98-90 to tie the series!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!! come on boys!!!! keep it coming!!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana:

Billabong
05-12-2004, 04:12 PM
YEAH well done Lakers:banana:!!!

Neely
05-13-2004, 10:40 AM
from yesterday...

Western Conference
Game 4: Timberwolves @Kings ---> Kings win 87-81 (series is tied at 2-2)

Eastern Conference
Game 4: Pacers @Heat ---> Heat win 100-88 (series is tied at 2-2)


other results...

Eastern Conference series between Nets and Pistons currently tied at 2-2
Western Conference series between Lakers and Spurs currently tied at 2-2


Wow, are you kidding me? What's the probability that all four series are tied at 2-2 after 4 games? :eek: :eek: I think it's not too high, should be exciting to follow the rest of the games, I'm sure some should go to a decisive game 7 then...

Billabong
05-13-2004, 01:07 PM
Thanks for the results Neely:D!!! The playoffs are HOT right now:banana:!!!

Neely
05-14-2004, 03:43 AM
OMG, I staying up late for the Spurs vs Lakers match and it is on the edge RIGHT NOW

Spurs were leading with one point then Kobe made a jumper to bring the Lakers in front with one point. 14 seconds to go, TIMEOUT SPURS!! :eek:

what will happen???!

LCeh
05-14-2004, 03:57 AM
WTF IS THIS?!?!?!

Fisher hit a shot with 0.4 seconds left? OMG... Spurs... :(

Billabong
05-14-2004, 04:02 AM
THAT was one of the most incredible shots I've ever seen in my life :eek:!!!!!!!!! 0,4 seconds and Fisher makes an UNBELIEVABLE shot to give the Lakers the victory:D! I'm speechless, I'm SO happy!!!!!!! Congrats Lakers:banana:!!!

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:03 AM
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

about 5 seconds to play and the Spurs inbounding the ball.... somehow they get the ball to their #1 go-to-guy, Tim Duncan, and Duncan hits an incredible fadeaway jumpshot with only tenths of a second left!!!!!!!!!!

SWISH, game almost over!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, I'm thrilled right now, what an exciting finish!

Then the Lakers inbounded the ball after a timeout one last time and they also hit an incredible shot!!!!! AWESOME!!! this time it was Fisher who hit the game-winner! UNFUCKING BELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!

Lakers win a THRILLER game #5, a probably series-deciding game with 74-73.

Lakers are leading the series with 3-2 now

LCeh
05-14-2004, 04:04 AM
I have gotta say that shot was CLOSE... I mean, if Fisher let go just 0.1 second later it would have been dismissed...

I don't want Lakers to win... :bigcry:

MisterQ
05-14-2004, 04:05 AM
Wow, I'm sorry I missed it! :eek:

Well I just turned the TV on, maybe they will show the final few seconds again.

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:05 AM
THIS GAME WAS...

FUCKING UNBELIEVABLE :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:



with happenings and two shots at the end that don't occur in years in one game together, maybe even not in 20 years!!!!

UNREAL!!!

LCeh
05-14-2004, 04:06 AM
Not few seconds Q... more like 0.4 seconds...

Why do Lakers always get these shots? :bigcry:

Billabong
05-14-2004, 04:06 AM
I agree with Neely, a historical game :banana:!!!!!!!!!!!!

MisterQ
05-14-2004, 04:09 AM
OK, they just showed. How did he make that last shot, while moving backwards? :worship:

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:12 AM
Why do Lakers always get these shots? :bigcry:
I don't know, they simply seem to have this luck... just think of Horry against the Kings back in 2002... the Kings were leading the series 2-1 and they were leading with two points a few seconds before the end... and then Horry made the three pointer at the buzzer to win the game for the Lakers... instead of the Kings going up 3-1 the Lakers tied the series with this lucky shot.

After the game, Hedo Turkuglo said: "It's the luckiest thing I've ever seen in my life. Vlade hit the ball and it went straight into his hands and he was wide-open. The whole game, he was going for offensive boards, but at that moment he was waiting right there. You could never see this type of game in your life."

well, I can't deny him... it was really so fucking unbelievably lucky! Horry exactly waiting there where a lose ball comes right into his hand and drains the three pointer!

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:14 AM
OK, they just showed. How did he make that last shot, while moving backwards? :worship:
yes it was a fadeaway shot, but definitely one of the most difficult ones you can actually hit... I would say odds are about 1 out of 70 that you hit a shot like this! :eek:

LCeh
05-14-2004, 04:15 AM
I don't know, they simply seem to have this luck... just think of Horry against the Kings back in 2002... the Kings were leading the series 2-1 and they were leading with two points a few seconds before the end... and then Horry made the three pointer at the buzzer to win the game for the Lakers... instead of the Kings going up 3-1 the Lakers tied the series with this lucky shot.

Don't mention that game!!!! Kings!!! :( :bigcry: :bigcry:

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:19 AM
Don't mention that game!!!! Kings!!! :( :bigcry: :bigcry:
that was almost the same, if the Kings won this game, the Lakers never would have come back into that series... the Kings would have slammed the door at home in the next game to close out the series 4-1

LCeh
05-14-2004, 04:20 AM
I know! And if instead of hitting the ball straight out of the court, Vlade could have hit the ball upwards and when the ball comes down the game would have been over... funny how that works...

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:30 AM
for the stats:

the historical series winning probability, based on all best-of-seven series of the NBA so far, with the Lakers leading the series 3-2 (and also taking into consideration the site order) is now 71,2% in favor of the Lakers.
(59 teams had a 3-2 lead before a home game #6 and 42 of them finally prevailed)

The historical probability that the Lakers win Game 6 at home leading 3-2 is 61%.

tall_one
05-14-2004, 04:37 AM
stupid lakers!!! :fiery:

oh well, atleast Seb will be happy :)

Neely
05-14-2004, 04:45 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The final second featured two unbelievable shots. Tim Duncan's might have been better, but Derek Fisher's came last.

Fisher swished the game-winning 18-foot jumper off an inbounds pass with 0.4 seconds left, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a stunning 74-73 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night for a 3-2 lead in their second-round series.

"One lucky shot deserves another," Shaquille O'Neal said.

The Lakers head home for Game 6 Saturday night having won three straight.

San Antonio, which had a 17-game winning streak ended in Game 3, had its 17-game home winning streak snapped by this loss.

The Spurs are now on the brink of elimination, something they didn't face during championship runs last year and in 1999.

They thought they'd won it on Duncan's shot, an off-balance 20-footer while falling to his left. Duncan didn't even see the shot go in, and the Spurs started celebrating.

But after three timeouts to set up the final play, Fisher took the inbounds pass from Gary Payton, sank the shot and ran to the locker room in joy.

Officials stared at a courtside monitor to determine whether Fisher released the ball in time. As soon as they said it was good, Kobe Bryant pumped his fist and a Spurs assistant slammed his clipboard on the scorer's table. (lol :lol: :lol: but I can understand that, it must really hurt to be beaten that way)

Stunned fans came out of their silence with boos, especially when a replay showed how close it was.

"Most times the play's not for me," Fisher said. "This is special. We almost gave this game away. I think tonight's game is indicative of how our season has gone."

PennyThePenguin
05-14-2004, 09:06 AM
WOOHOOOOOO!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!! LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEHAAA!!!!!!! TAKE THAT SPURS!!!! :bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::bounce::b ounce::bounce:

WIN THIS THING BOYS!!!!!!!! woohooooo!!!!!!

finally! one good result from my faves this week.

Lindsayfan
05-14-2004, 09:25 AM
Lakers win is the only good thing of today for me. keep it going, boys! :)

Leo
05-15-2004, 04:51 AM
Nets! :hearts: :bounce: Triple overtime! What a classic!

tall_one
05-15-2004, 01:16 PM
Series Standings
MINNESOTA 3 ~ SACRAMENTO 2
L.A. LAKERS 3 ~ SAN ANTONIO 2
INDIANA 2 ~ MIAMI 2
NEW JERSEY 3 ~ DETROIT 2 ~


Next games
May 15
Gm 5: at Indiana (8 p.m. EST)
Gm 6: at L.A. (10:30 p.m. EST)

May 16
Gm 6: at Sac. (3:30 p.m. EST)
Gm 6: at N.J. (8 p.m. EST)

Billabong
05-15-2004, 01:28 PM
GOOOOOOO LAKERS :dance:!!!

Catsou
05-15-2004, 05:03 PM
argggggggggg wake up Kings!!!!!!!!!

Neely
05-16-2004, 05:51 AM
looks like another thriller between the Lakers and the Spurs now... beginning of 4th quarter, one point leads most of the time only!!!

Neely
05-16-2004, 06:26 AM
Spurs collapsed... Spurs are out!

Lakers win the series 4-2 and face the winner of Minnesota vs Kings.

PennyThePenguin
05-16-2004, 12:46 PM
Spurs collapsed... Spurs are out!

Lakers win the series 4-2 and face the winner of Minnesota vs Kings.

WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

finally!!! LAKERS LAKERS LAKERS LAKERS!!! :woohoo: :banana::banana:
:banana::banana::banana::banana:

Leo
05-16-2004, 01:15 PM
Spurs are out :D
Lakers are still in :(

I want the Kings to come out of that group, hopefully to play and lose to my Nets in the finals. :bounce:

Billabong
05-16-2004, 02:42 PM
Lakers :woohoo:!!!

Neely
05-20-2004, 03:46 AM
Western Conference GAME 7: Kings @ Timberwolves

currently the Timberwolves leading 77-70 with only under 4 minutes to go in the 4th quarter!

will it be a thriller or will the Wolves hold on for a comfortable win?! :confused:

PennyThePenguin
05-20-2004, 03:47 AM
cmon KINGS!

Neely
05-20-2004, 03:51 AM
cmon KINGS!
Kings didn't impress me much this season, also because Webber was out. Somehow I didn't like them as much as the seasons before although they had again a very good record...

MINNE! :D and Kevin Garnett :worship:

Neely
05-20-2004, 03:54 AM
be careful Timberwolves!!! :banghead: ... from 79-70 to just 79-75 :mad: :mad:

Neely
05-20-2004, 04:06 AM
81-80

Wolves at the line, Cassell hitting both shots, that was important

83-80 T-Wolves 16 seconds to go.... TIMEOUT Kings! (their last one)

the Kings have the possibility to tie this game on the next possession! DEFENSE DEFENSE DEFENSE!

PennyThePenguin
05-20-2004, 04:09 AM
hmm....who do i want to win this tie...... i've no idea. but i know who i want to win the conference finals... :D

LAKERS!!!!!!!! :banana: :banana:

Neely
05-20-2004, 04:12 AM
IT'S OVER!!!! :)

Minnesota wins 83-80 and wins the series 4-3 to advance to the Western Conference Finals!!! :woohoo:

Neely
05-20-2004, 04:20 AM
phew, this last shot by Webber was pretty close!!! almost in and out! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

that could have tied it!!!!

_____________________________

Kevin Garnett scores another double double-double recording 32 points and 21 rebounds!!! AWESOME!!! :D
not enough, KG also had 5 blocks and 4 steals!!! :clap2: :clap2: :clap2:


that was KG's third double double-double in this year's playoffs!!!
he did it twice against the Nuggets with 30 points & 20 rebs and with an amazing triple-double 20 points, 22 rebs and 10 assists!!!


can you hear the chants??? MVP -- MVP -- MVP -- MVP

Billabong
05-20-2004, 04:31 AM
Congrats Timberwolves:banana:!!!

LCeh
05-20-2004, 04:32 AM
Kings.... :sad:

Leo
05-20-2004, 04:44 AM
Sacramento. :sad: New Jersey better win now or my 2004 NBA dreams are totally crushed. Tomorrow night is gonna be huge... Go Nets!!!

Billabong
05-20-2004, 11:56 PM
I also root for the Nets in the East!!! GO Nets :yeah:!!!

Billabong
05-22-2004, 01:34 AM
The Nets lost :sad:..

GOOOOOOOO LAKERS tonight: the first match of this series against the Timberwolves:)!

PennyThePenguin
05-22-2004, 02:50 AM
woohoooooo!!! conference finals... kick off!

PennyThePenguin
05-22-2004, 03:22 AM
LAKERS LEAD 46-44 at halftime....

Billabong
05-22-2004, 03:22 AM
I'm watching the game, this is close! Cmon Lakers :banana:!!!

Billabong
05-22-2004, 03:42 AM
The timberwolves are in fire and took the lead in the 3rd quarter! Cmon Lakers fight back:(!

Billabong
05-22-2004, 03:47 AM
Wow now this is Kobe on fire, the Lakers lead 56-51:D!!! Keep it up guys:yeah:!

Billabong
05-22-2004, 04:40 AM
the Lakers lead 97-88:banana:!!! GO GUYS:yeah:!

Billabong
05-22-2004, 04:44 AM
and they won with this exact score:D! Congrats guys :yeah:, now continue!!!

The Lakers lead the Timberwolves 1-0!

Clara Bow
05-22-2004, 07:59 AM
Sorry Billabong - I like you but I must say that I hate the Lakers with a passion that burns deep and true. Come on T'wolves- show the LA snobs what the Midwest is about in the next game!

J. Corwin
05-22-2004, 08:36 AM
I'm in here late with what I'm gonna say but....I was ANNOYED that the Lackers beat the Spurs.

Billabong
05-22-2004, 02:01 PM
lol Clara it's okay:p! We can't all root for the same teams;)!

Neely
05-22-2004, 03:08 PM
damn it, that was really a big shock that the Timberwolves lost their 1st home game to the Lakers. I think the 2nd home game is already a kind of must-win game now for Minnesota. If they lose that they would fall behind 0-2 with two away games in LA coming.

Please, Timberwolves, don't give up!
the majority of the LA players already has so many titles, give KG and the rest of the team a well deserved ring :) :woohoo:

DON'T GIVE UP, T-WOLVES!!!!!
fight back like a tennis player (like Lleyton does ;) )

LCeh
05-22-2004, 08:08 PM
Sorry Billabong - I like you but I must say that I hate the Lakers with a passion that burns deep and true. Come on T'wolves- show the LA snobs what the Midwest is about in the next game!

I was gonna say the exact same thing... ;)

I wasn't surprised at all that Wolves lost though. They only had one day to rest after 7 tough games.

Billabong
05-23-2004, 03:46 AM
The Pacers lead the Pistons 78-74 so far :eek:!

Fedex
05-23-2004, 07:56 AM
Detroit is the better team, and will win the series. :) You can count on it. Indiana, didnt really deserve this game. Detroit just choked in the end :(

PennyThePenguin
05-23-2004, 03:41 PM
:woohoo: GO LAKERS! sorry to everyone else not cheering on the lakers... but as Seb says, we've all got to support someone, not necessarily the same team, or there'd be no fun in the whole thing.

Billabong
05-23-2004, 09:37 PM
:woohoo: GO LAKERS! sorry to everyone else not cheering on the lakers... but as Seb says, we've all got to support someone, not necessarily the same team, or there'd be no fun in the whole thing.

exactly:D!!!

cheliste
05-24-2004, 05:04 AM
My resentment towards Wolves is still there for beating my Kings :sad: but desperate times call for desperate measure (I got into bet with my father and he's a Lakers fan!).... so GO WOLVES!!!!
You've got to win game two or the 0-2 deficit will be too much a hole to get out of! C'mon Wolves!!! :bounce:

decemberlove
05-24-2004, 06:34 AM
KG is a god

Neely
05-24-2004, 09:02 AM
KG is simply AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: :woohoo:
:worship: :worship:


- at the end of the regular season he was leading the league with 71 double-doubles out of 82 games :eek: (2nd place was Tim Duncan with a few over 50)
- he already had some double double-double (20+ points and 20+ rebounds) performances in this year's playoff season
- and finally take a look at his carrer stats
YEAR G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
99-00 MIN 81 81 40.0 .497 .370 .765 2.80 9.00 11.80 5.0 1.48 1.56 3.31 22.9
00-01 MIN 81 81 39.5 .477 .288 .764 2.70 8.70 11.40 5.0 1.37 1.79 2.84 22.0
01-02 MIN 81 81 39.2 .470 .319 .801 3.00 9.10 12.10 5.2 1.19 1.56 2.83 21.2
02-03 MIN 82 82 40.5 .502 .282 .751 3.00 10.50 13.40 6.0 1.38 1.57 2.79 23.0
03-04 MIN 82 82 39.4 .499 .256 .791 3.00 10.90 13.90 5.0 1.46 2.17 2.59 24.2

For me, personally, it's the best career streak I'm aware of! :eek: :eek:

Look at it.... until the end of the regular season 2004, Kevin Garnett is posting SEASON AVERAGES of
20+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists for FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS!!

actually I think there is NO PLAYER who ever achieved that... I can't think of a player who ever achieved that. That's just another awesome prove of Garnett's versatility.

PennyThePenguin
05-24-2004, 09:26 AM
good job wolves... lakers at home next...right?

Neely
05-24-2004, 09:51 AM
yes, two home games for the Lakers coming

PennyThePenguin
05-24-2004, 01:07 PM
MUAHAHAHAHAH!!!!... watch out T-wolves...

LAKERS! you better win your home games.....

Billabong
05-25-2004, 12:31 AM
GOOO Lakers tomorrow:D!!! Make that 2-1:)!

Neely
05-25-2004, 01:04 AM
I have another interesting stat for you:

considering all best-of-seven NBA playoff series, the team losing game 1 and winning game 2 at home has a historical game 3 winning probability of only 36%.

PennyThePenguin
05-25-2004, 01:05 AM
which goes to say..........*muahahahahahahaha* but then, some stats lie big time, so...we'll still have to wait and see.

Neely
05-25-2004, 01:27 AM
which goes to say..........*muahahahahahahaha* but then, some stats lie big time, so...we'll still have to wait and see.
stats don't lie but I admit that they can't predict a winner ;)

anyway, I just love toying with numbers and stats :cool:

Billabong
05-25-2004, 01:31 AM
lol thanks for the stats Neely:)!

PennyThePenguin
05-25-2004, 12:11 PM
stats don't lie but I admit that they can't predict a winner ;)

anyway, I just love toying with numbers and stats :cool:


ooh goody! we've got a stat pro here! could you please tell me what the RG statisticians are doing? the entire stats section seems WARPED!!!! especially the serve speeds! (the players seem to be making incredible serves!) but then again... i'm OFF TOPIC!

to be on topic again... what are the stats like for each of the teams in the 2 conference finals to actually go on and take the title? i'm hopeless at looking for stats! THANKS!

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2004, 03:15 AM
lakers lead 44-35 at halftime!

Neely
05-26-2004, 09:23 AM
damn it :banghead:
I couldn't see the Lakers/Wolves game as it was late in the night of my time and I had to get up early today. :sad:

Lakers win 100-89 (Lakers lead the series 2-1)

But as I see, the stats have turned out to be right. The historical winning of teams facing the same situation like the Wolves did was only 36% and it was tooooooo much for the Wolves to overcome.

ooh goody! we've got a stat pro here! could you please tell me what the RG statisticians are doing? the entire stats section seems WARPED!!!! especially the serve speeds! (the players seem to be making incredible serves!) but then again... i'm OFF TOPIC!
oh yes, I noticed that already, too, because we've had several threads concerning this in the GM... but I have not any clue what's wrong. Anyhow, I'm glad that this is besides this a very good working and fast live score.

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2004, 11:10 AM
oh yes, I noticed that already, too, because we've had several threads concerning this in the GM... but I have not any clue what's wrong. Anyhow, I'm glad that this is besides this a very good working and fast live score.

the km/h column seems to be rght...but i think they converted it into mph wrongly... seems to have multiplied instead of divided...

anyway, back to the lakers and the wolves...

:woohoo: come on guys!!!!!!!! :woohoo: 2 more to go!

Neely
05-26-2004, 11:38 AM
to be on topic again... what are the stats like for each of the teams in the 2 conference finals to actually go on and take the title? i'm hopeless at looking for stats! THANKS!
damn, I can't tell you really because my method is only considering the order of wins and the site (away or home game) during a current series based on historical results and records; it is not considering the real strength of a team or looking further to the next round.

I can tell you that homecourt advantage in the NBA Finals is a very significant 16 to 4 since the introduction of the 2-3-2 format for Finals. The current situation with Games 1 and 2 on the road and Games 3 and 4 at home, leading the series 2-1 favors the Lakers to win the series with a probability of about 66%. If they would face the Indiana Pacers in the Finals who have homecourt advantage they would be statistically the underdog because the Lakers are the away team (what makes in reality no sense because I see the Western Conference and the Lakers stronger than Indiana). And exactly the opposite thing would be case if they played against the Pistons.

PennyThePenguin
05-26-2004, 12:08 PM
actually, i wasn't asking about team strength considerations and the such... hehe...sorry.

was wondering more of how the teams that are left usually fare in the finals, if they've ever been there that is...

Billabong
05-26-2004, 02:37 PM
well done Lakers:D!!! Continue:banana:!

cheliste
05-27-2004, 09:00 AM
Come on Wolves, snatch a game at Staples Center! ;)

PennyThePenguin
05-28-2004, 12:57 PM
ALRIGHT LAKERS!!!!!!! you guys totally rock!!!!!!!!!! watched the match... 2nd half was brilliant!

Neely
05-29-2004, 01:43 AM
was wondering more of how the teams that are left usually fare in the finals, if they've ever been there that is...
okay, now I understand and hopefully have the right numbers :D

Lakers: they have 21 NBA Final appearances, winning 9 titles and losing 12 times in the Finals. Their Finals game record is 58-63

Minnesota: never have been to a NBA Final

Detroit: 3 NBA Final appearances, winning 2 titles and losing one final. Finals game record 11-5.

Indiana: just 1 NBA Final and losing (to the Lakers some years ago). Finals record is 2-4

:)

Neely
05-29-2004, 09:55 AM
another fact for the Lakers vs Wolves series:

Not considering win order and not considering the order of home/away games, the teams leading an NBA best-of-seven series 3-1 have a 143-7 record to close out the series.

The last team, and one of these 7 teams, who managed to come back after a 1-3 deficit were the Detroit Pistons last year against the Orlando Magic in their 1st round series.

PennyThePenguin
05-30-2004, 07:20 AM
urghhhhhhh..... the twits!!!! :banghead: :banghead:

Neely
05-30-2004, 10:38 AM
I was too tired today night and couldn't watch the game again :rolleyes: :bigcry:

Minnesota avoided elimination from the Western Conference finals with a 98-96 victory over Los Angeles in Game 5.

Lakers lead series 3-2.

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When leading a best-of-seven series 3-1 the Lakers have a series record of 26-0.
When leading a best-of-seven series 3-2 the Lakers have a series record of 23-3 (with an active 18 series winning streak after leading 3-2).

On the other hand, the chances for the Wolves to come back have gotten better with this Game 5 win.

The team trailing a NBA best-of-seven series 2-3 with games 1-2 at home, games 3-4 on the road, and game 5 at home has a series record of 14-34 (29,2%).

Peoples
05-30-2004, 11:15 AM
This is the final, enjoy it while it lasts because neither Detroit or Indiana can provide such quality and resisting as the Timberwolves, when facing the Lakers.

Neely
05-30-2004, 11:50 AM
yes, Eastern Conference too weak, the team that comes out of the West is very likely the NBA Champion
would be a big surprise if a team from the East could win the Final

Billabong
05-30-2004, 01:12 PM
GOOOOO Lakers please win the next one:banana:!!!!!!!!!!

tall_one
05-30-2004, 06:53 PM
:woohoo: Gooo Timberwolves!!!

Neely
05-31-2004, 10:43 AM
Detroit wins Game 5 83-65
(Detroit is leading the series 3-2 now)


http://www.sportsline.com/nba/story/7375470
T-Wolves' Cassell to miss second consecutive game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota point guard Sam Cassell won't play in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Monday night, missing a second straight game with back spasms and an injured hip.

Cassell scored 18 points in Game 3, but played just five minutes in Game 4. He was in street clothes for Minnesota's 98-96 victory Saturday night.

"It's killing me, personally, knowing what I can do for us against the Lakers," Cassell said Sunday.

With Cassell out, Fred Hoiberg will take over point guard duties for the Timberwolves. The Lakers lead the best-of-7 series 3-2.

Fedex
06-01-2004, 03:16 AM
GO MINNESOTA!!! :D :bounce:
And Detroit, close out the Pacers tomorrow!! :woohoo: :banana:

Neely
06-01-2004, 10:55 AM
Lakers won 96-90 (Lakers win series 4-2)

Billabong
06-01-2004, 03:57 PM
YEAH well done Lakers, now continue in the finals:banana:!!!!!!!!!

Billabong
06-06-2004, 11:14 PM
First game is tonight, GOOO LAKERS:banana:!!!

Fedex
06-07-2004, 05:10 AM
DETROIT PISTONS BEATS LAKERS 87-75!! :woohoo: :banana: :worship: Great 1st game, now continue. This really puts LA under pressure, because the next game is almost for sure a must win for LA.

LCeh
06-07-2004, 05:12 AM
Yes, this really reminds me of tennis. Detroit has just broken Lakers, and they don't even have to go for more breaks anymore. Just secure the break by winning their service games (home games), and the championship is theirs! :yeah:

cheliste
06-07-2004, 08:35 AM
Wow, the Pistons did it! :banana: With the exception of Shaq Daddy and Kobe (60% of the field goals taken by the Lakers were from these two! :eek:), they shackled the Lakers. I was anxious halfway through the game because most of the time the entry passer to Shaq went unchallenged and Shaq Daddy was wreaking havoc on Pistons. Fear not...the bench of Lakers managed only to provide 4 points and Malone was practically non existent scoringwise (he had double digit rebounds I think).

Wow again, was that the real game plan of Pistons? I mean to let the two have a field day but limit the rest of the players? It worked in some games in the regular season (Lakers vs Mavs), but I'm not sure if that can hold up.

I'd like Pistons to win but more than that I want this series to go down the wire...possibly game 7!

...I just remember, imagine if Lakers don't win this. Malone took a drastic pay cut transferring from Jazz to Lakers just to get that Championship ring....will be very sad for him.

Neely
06-10-2004, 11:24 PM
series recap so far

Game 1: Pistons @Lakers: Detroit wins 87-75
Game 2: Pistons @Lakers: LA wins 99-91 (1OT)

series is currently tied at 1-1

as always, the Lakers got lucky with that overtime win in game 2 :mad: :p

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keep in mind that the NBA finals format is 2-3-2, so Detroit is holding three home games in a row now.

Neely
06-10-2004, 11:36 PM
statistical facts:

- when tied 1-1 in best-of-7 NBA playoff series, the Detroit Pistons have a 9-5 series record and a 7-7 Game 3 record, while the Los Angeles Lakers have a 20-10 series record and a 19-11 Game 3 record.
- stastically, based on historic results, the Lakers have the edge heading with a 1-1 on the road. The team tied 1-1 with Games 1 and 2 at home has an NBA Finals record of 20-9 (69%).

stats already favor the Lakers :banghead:

Fedex
06-11-2004, 02:32 AM
series recap so far

Game 1: Pistons @Lakers: Detroit wins 87-75
Game 2: Pistons @Lakers: LA wins 99-91 (1OT)

series is currently tied at 1-1

as always, the Lakers got lucky with that overtime win in game 2 :mad: :p

___________________________________

keep in mind that the NBA finals format is 2-3-2, so Detroit is holding three home games in a row now.
I Know!! :mad: :mad: Detroit had them, if Kobe dosent make the 3 pointer, its over, 2-0 series lead for the Pistons with 3 games in Detroit. They totally choked in the overtime :rolleyes: The guy could've been on Kobe alittle better, but it WAS a great shot, to save the Lakers' ass!

Neely
06-11-2004, 03:19 AM
Detroit leads 39-32 at halftime of Game 3

but I doubt 7 points is enough, Lakers find always a way back into the game
Detroit should better concentrate and build on this lead or these Finals are over soon :rolleyes:

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:25 AM
They better... I am getting tired of Lakers winning with luck + flopping...

They have the 2 greatest floppers in the world: Derek Fisher and Karl Malone. :rolleyes:

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:27 AM
Cmon Lakers, GOOOOOOO:bounce:!

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:28 AM
Someone needs to :tape: Billabong... :devil:

J/k :D :hug:

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:31 AM
lol LCeh :lol:!
You don't like the Lakers?? As long as you love Martina it's okay with me :angel: ;) :p!

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:33 AM
Yeah, for some reason I don't really like them... maybe it's just Fisher and Malone, they annoy me so much. I am okay with Shaq and Kobe, and the other nobodies... ;)

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:38 AM
Yeah, for some reason I don't really like them... maybe it's just Fisher and Malone, they annoy me so much. I am okay with Shaq and Kobe, and the other nobodies... ;)

I have a big poster of Kobe on my room, he's my favorite player:D! I also like Shaq:)! I want soooo much that they win tonight :bounce:!

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:40 AM
My favorite team has always been the Kings, but then I started liking T-Mac, but Magic sucks too much.

Raptors are sucking so bad these days. Vince can't do a thing. Man... I used to go to watch them a lot, but now... :sad:

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:41 AM
My favorite team has always been the Kings, but then I started liking T-Mac, but Magic sucks too much.

Raptors are sucking so bad these days. Vince can't do a thing. Man... I used to go to watch them a lot, but now... :sad:

yeah I know, he's always injured :sad:.. let's hope he can be healthy next year, but he seems so fragile :eek:!

I hope Kobe's "affair" end soon!

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:43 AM
Kobe's affair aren't gonna end any time soon. These law suits take millions of years to end... :retard:

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:45 AM
Kobe's affair aren't gonna end any time soon. These law suits take millions of years to end... :retard:

lol it's sooooo annoying, last summer they were talking about it every day in the newspapers :o!

Where is the game today??

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:46 AM
They are playing at Detroit. :)

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:51 AM
They are playing at Detroit. :)

hhhmmm I see;)! The game is on TV right now, but I'm too lazy to watch it:p! What is the score:p??

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:53 AM
I am actually studying... :o

But from nba.com, Detroit is leading by 14 points!! :eek: :bounce:

Billabong
06-11-2004, 03:55 AM
Lakers :sad:! They are letting it go :o!

I'm going to sleep now:p! Cya tomorrow LCeh, sweet dreams about Rogi and Marti :angel:!

LCeh
06-11-2004, 03:56 AM
See ya Seb! :)

Neely
06-11-2004, 04:50 AM
Pistons win 88-68

not this time, LA :mad: :p

Pistons lead series 2-1

(damn, that could be almost 3-0 now and the Lakers would be in danger getting swept ;) )
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AWESOME REBOUNDING JOB, Pistons!... not allowing any 2nd chance points for Shaq & Co. was IMO the primary key to this game.

Lakers got their taste of a good Pistons defense, Lakers shot just 6 for 25 (23%) from downtown and 36% overall field goal percentage.


BIG BEN - DING DONG :D

Fedex
06-11-2004, 04:51 AM
YES!!! :woohoo: :D :bigclap: DETROIT BEATS LA: 88-68 :eek: God, the Lakers are lucky there even in the Series. Had Kobe not made that 3 pointer, it would be 3-0 Series for Detroit!! :worship:

Leo
06-11-2004, 05:35 AM
Go Pistons!!!

dubis016
06-11-2004, 05:40 AM
YEA~ go Detroit!!

tall_one
06-11-2004, 07:27 AM
:woohoo: Way to go Pistons!!!

Fedex
06-14-2004, 03:31 AM
Detroit leads LA 41-39!! :woohoo: :banana: And Detroit hasnt found their game yet, but still up by 2!! LA's not taking adavatage of their chances :)

Fedex
06-14-2004, 05:11 AM
DETROIT WINS 88-80!!!! :woohoo: :banana: :worship: :D
DETROIT NOW LEADS THE SERIES 3-1!!!! :bowdown:
Imagine, this could of been a sweep for the Pistons!! No one would've EVER predicted that. Total offensive final period! 56 pts in 4th quarter, 32 for the pistons. Boy did they do a great job of getting to the line and making their free throws!! :)Now All odds are against LA, to try to do what has never been done before. When 3 games in a row, when trailing 1-3.

LCeh
06-14-2004, 05:16 AM
:woohoo:

Close out the series Pistons! :bounce:

cristina
06-14-2004, 05:53 AM
GOOOOOOO Pistons! :banana:

tall_one
06-14-2004, 06:13 AM
:bounce: Go Pistons!! :bounce:

Leo
06-14-2004, 06:17 AM
Awesome. One more game, Pistons. Win it for the East Coast! :bounce:

Neely
06-14-2004, 09:49 AM
that's really a big upset if Detroit wins this title! :eek:

I would have never thought it before that the Championship goes to a team of the Eastern Conference!

Billabong
06-16-2004, 04:47 AM
Detroit won the title with a 100-87 victory in game 5! Congrats to them:)!

Lakers :sad:! Better luck next year:bounce:!

Tennis Fool
06-16-2004, 05:41 AM
The Uglies take down the Pretty Boys :lol:

Neely
06-16-2004, 10:48 AM
AWESOME, that Detroit won the Championships. That's really a big surprise for me because I would have rated the Eastern Conference hardly any chance before the begin of the playoffs!!! :bigclap: :bigclap:

You see what a great coach Larry Brown is. He is really a big one!

Only sad thing is that Payton and Malone didn't get their rings :sad:

Peoples
06-16-2004, 07:27 PM
Lakers :(:(:(
They overachieved anyway with their tactics, I didn't like the triangle-abandoning at all. I wish Jackson stayed and re-implemented it. Malone and especially Payton can go.

Still Detroit winning was quite a shock. I would have believed a loss of LA to Spurs or Wolves but not Pistons who were kind of poor until the final. Anyway well deserved for Detroit the city after a long while.

Fedex
06-16-2004, 09:55 PM
The Lakers were dominated, throughout the whole series :) They had no answer to Detroits superb defense. :D Detroit could of won this last game even easier. At times in the 4th qtr, they were up be 25, 26, 27 pts :eek: LA was so lucky to even win a game. What a way to fire up this rivalry again :) The Lakers beat them in 7, in 88, but got swept by them, in 89, and won just a game this year :worship: So overall, in playoff series DET leads 2-1, and in games won: DET leads 11-5!!! Great Series, Pistons :woohoo: :worship: :worship: :D :banana:

cheliste
06-20-2004, 10:05 AM
I know this is late, but hey Congratulations Pistons! Showtime vs Bad Boys and the Bad Boys won convincingly. They are not the Tinseltown squad but they are hardest working players. They put up a solid rock defense and that's without commiting too many fouls, especially stupid fouls to send the Lakers to the line. And they were able to create mismatches.
Someone said here that it could have been a sweep had it not for Kobe's three-pointer in the dying minutes of game 2. Until now, I'm wondering why the heck Rip Hamilton was on Lakers go to guy, Kobe and not Tayshaun who was more defensive than the two. :devil: Doesn't matter now because they are the Champions anyway. :p
I think more than than the stats, Lakers problem was internal. Shaq was accusing Kobe of being selfish, Kobe remarked on Shaq's ballooning weight as the problem etc. etc. It just wasn't to be. Offense can win you games but defense will win you championships, that's what they say. That holds true...at least for now.

Hopefully, King and Mavs will have a great year next season. :)

Neely
06-20-2004, 11:51 AM
Hopefully, King and Mavs will have a great year next season. :)
and the Sixers :angel: :D