Sunday, June 14, 2009

NBA Finals Game 5 Thread: Lakers @ Magic, 5p

173 comments:

Xeifrank said...

Anybody else find the Magic pre-game introductions a little bit on the extremely lame side?
vr, Xei

Dusty Baker said...

Lamest...pre-game ceremony...ever. So forced. Am I supposed to be intimidated by that Philly Phanatic thingy that dropped down from the scoreboard? I laughed myself silly.

Andrew said...

You guys are clearly jealous of the checkered blazer.

Orel said...

Wow, it's a dogfight early! LAL 17, ORL 21 with 4:08 left.

Orel said...

I didn't see the opening ceremony, but the Lakers' is extremely impressive. Almost another reason to want a Game 6.

Orel said...

Lakers down four. Would be nice if they could keep it within that by quarter's end.

Orel said...

Gotta hit those FTs, Ariza.

Orel said...

Down 3 with 3:00 left.

Orel said...

Kobe loves the fancy dishes to Gasol!

Orel said...

"Thanks for watching ESPN on ABC"? I thought I was watching plain old ABC. Confusing.

Orel said...

Stan Van Gundy should start trash-talking to his team about a Game 7.

Orel said...

Odom sweet move, Gasol finish!

Orel said...

I'm going to keep commenting until someone else shows up!

Orel said...

Kobe blocks Pietrus then gets fouled on the alley-oop attempt. Nice.

Orel said...

That free throw grew hands.

Orel said...

16!

Orel said...

Refs are letting 'em play. Finally.

Orel said...

Magic are already in the penalty?

Dusty Baker said...

Hopefully Magic came out quick but are now going to slowly melt down.

Orel said...

Howard just bumped Gasol over like a piece of deck furniture.

Dusty Baker said...

Get these stupid player interview vignettes off my screen! I want to watch the friggin game, not a documentary.

Orel said...

LAL 26, ORL 28 after the first. Kobe with 11. Pretty good position for the Lakers, especially after being down 9 early.

Orel said...

But it's the human side of Superman!

Orel said...

Lakers' defense wasn't bad to open the second quarter, but Howard was just too much.

Orel said...

Sasha, Walton, Odom, Farmer & Bynum

Orel said...

Bynum sky hook!

Orel said...

Howard misses the and one. Lakers down 6.

Nic j said...

poor sasha, he wants to contribute so badly.

Orel said...

Sasha missed by a mile.

Orel said...

Odom sweet reverse layup and one! Dr. L!

Orel said...

This lineup is actually playing decent defense.

Dusty Baker said...

Another negative programming note: Why did I just get all excited for this digital switchover only for ABC/ESPN to broadcast this game in 720p not 1080i? Even the missus noted the picture's lack of clarity compared to other digital channels.

Orel said...

If the Lakers win tonight, "hopefully we could bring the team out for a celebration at the stadium," says Josh Rawitch. How cool would that be.

Orel said...

You are a discerning viewer, Dusty.

Orel said...

Kobe go boom!

Dusty Baker said...

guess kobe's hand is ok!

Nic j said...

i would love to see the lakers bring the obrien trophy to the Ravine.

Orel said...

Odom Odom Odom!

Orel said...

Trading punches.

Orel said...

Kobe trying too hard to create contact?

Dusty Baker said...

I think I would openly weep if I could be in the yard this week and see a world champion Lakers team introduced pre-game.

fanerman said...

I don't think Lamar tipped that...

Nic j said...

kobes hasnt really gotten calls this whole series.

Orel said...

Fish hot early! Hits the three!

Nic j said...

the fish continues.

Andrew said...

Hey Orel, if you had to pick a father for a Lakers blog, who is it? The Sons of Norm Nixon?

Orel said...

Sons of Orlando Woolridge

Orel said...

Stan Van Gundy pulling a Jeff Van Gundy, getting between Turkoglu and Ariza!

Orel said...

Gasol, Odom and Bynum with two apiece.

Orel said...

Ariza three! Lakers lead by two!

Orel said...

Kobe teardrop, Lakers up 4.

Nic j said...

BTW Former laker Mychal Thompson's son was drafted in one of the early rounds by the white sox this past week

Nic j said...

arrriiiiizzzzaaaa!

Orel said...

Magic are missing their threes, while Ariza hits another. Lakers by 7.

Orel said...

Fish uncontested layup! Could that be a sign?

Nic j said...

is it to early to start saying the "P" word?

Orel said...

I thought that puppet was supposed to be LeBron.

Orel said...

Ariza with more great D.

Orel said...

"Palftime"?

Nic j said...

trevor is going for the MVP

fanerman said...

I heart Ariza.

Orel said...

Ariza 1 of 2. Up by 10.

Another steal! Up by 12!

Nic j said...

it was, orel. He did 2010 reps. which is the next chance he has to win the title.

Orel said...

Great back-and-forth passes by Odom and Gasol there.

Orel said...

The big "24" in the background confused me.

fanerman said...

Mama there goes that MAN!!!

Nic j said...

ariza is stealing the show!

Nic j said...

yeah i thought that was odd too.

Orel said...

Phil and Stan are like night and day.

Orel said...

Like he broke into Kobe's weight room.

Andrew said...

Sons of Sedale Threatt!

Nic j said...

yeah, the puppets share a house, if you look to the right of the 24 there is a 23 in the cavs colors. Bad camera angle.

Orel said...

I don't get these PC commercials. How is someone else getting a free computer going to make me want to buy one?

Orel said...

Bank!

Nic j said...

BANK SHOT!

fanerman said...

Bank's open on Sundays!

Orel said...

Nice, Andrew.

I almost typed Andruw. Sorry about that.

Orel said...

Fish flop. But it works!

Orel said...

GORTAT

Orel said...

"Bank's open on Sundays!"

Love it.

Nic j said...

i love how the commentators say they are really letting them play today, followed by 3 laker foul calls in a row.

Orel said...

Weird shot by Kobe there.

Orel said...

Up 10 at the half. IS NICE

Nic j said...

what a crappy last possession by the lakers, they might as well of just been walking to the locker rooms those last 10 seconds.

fanerman said...

He was trying to get a 2-for-1 situation.

Dusty Baker said...

I think the commentator meant "The refs are really letting Magic play."

Nic j said...

24 minutes away from a "PA----"

fanerman said...

And we almost had one last possession except Pau threw it away. Oh well.

Orel said...

Halftime means dog-walking time.

Nic j said...

the refs are trying to get the magic back in the game.

Orel said...

Took almost two minutes for someone to score in the second half.

Nic j said...

dont let the crowd back in.

Orel said...

See what happens when you pass, Kobe?

Orel said...

Wow, Odom three from the corner!

Nic j said...

man we are off to a slooooow start in this half.

odom with the make!

Orel said...

Three on Howard! Good flop, Gasol!

Nic j said...

wooooooo odom

fanerman said...

Candy man!

Orel said...

Wow, Odom three from the corner!

This is not a double post!

Andrew said...

Hey Orel, you need a Broncos blog...the Sons of Travis Henry!

Orel said...

Sons of Shawn Kemp?

Orel said...

The refs are making up for lost time.

Orel said...

Impossible shot by Kobe (yawn).

Nic j said...

shawn kemp? i miss the rain main.

Orel said...

Refs swallowed their whistles on that one.

Fish with the aggressive rebound!

Fish 3! Up by 13!

Orel said...

Gasol blocks Turkoglu!

Nic j said...

four blocks by the spaniard? thats not soft.

Orel said...

Replay of Kobe's incredible shot. He switched hands like three times in the air.

Orel said...

Great defense by the Lakers!

Nic j said...

the magic are already starting to play panic ball.

Nic j said...

5 fouls on howard!?

Orel said...

Five on Howard. Bad news for the Magic.

Orel said...

They gave it to Turkoglu. Can't have the other team's marquee player foul out early.

Orel said...

Nice fadeaway by Hedo.

Nic j said...

i can taste it.

Orel said...

Don't forget last year.

Nic j said...

howard only has 4 fouls.

Orel said...

Not goaltending? Then the Magic throw the ball away. Must be frustrating for their fans.

Nic j said...

i dont think anyone has, thats why i can taste it. The lakers sure as hell havent forgot it.

Nic j said...

you see alston pout when he got pulled right now.

Orel said...

Magic are shooting themselves in the foot with all these FT misses.

Orel said...

There's the fifth on Howard. Nice move by Gasol.

Orel said...

GORTAT

Nic j said...

apodaca

Orel said...

Magic are cold from the three-point line.

Orel said...

That was unnecessary, Odom.

Orel said...

We just got Gortatted.

Nic j said...

12 minutes away!!!!

Orel said...

Farmer with the bank!

Up by 15 with one more quarter to go!

Nic j said...

cliff lee had a no hitter broken up in the 7th

Orel said...

NBA already running the "season is over" ads.

Orel said...

That is a nasty commercial. I'm boycotting Del Taco.

Nic j said...

DT is the best! what was wrong with the commercial.

Orel said...

Kobe feelin' it!

Orel said...

Mouths where your nipples should be? No thanks.

Orel said...

Threes falling for the Magic....

Nic j said...

playing kinda crappy right now, but were getting foul calls.

Orel said...

Kobe three! He won't be denied!

Nic j said...

is it too early for a dagger? kobe doesnt think so.

Orel said...

Can you have a dagger with eight minutes left?

Orel said...

Robots dunking basketballs! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

fanerman said...

Alley and OOP!!

Orel said...

Ariza alley-oop!

fanerman said...

It looked like Trevor just missed that dunk.

Orel said...

The fans do not approve of Ariza's dunking theatrics.

Orel said...

Outright booing now.

Nic j said...

still not guarding the three.

Nic j said...

i think they were saying luke orel. The arena is supposed to be like 30% laker fans.

Nic j said...

four and a half minutes!!!

Orel said...

Announcers digging deep for good things to say about the Magic.

Nic j said...

the lakers stopped playing, hope they can hold on.

Nic j said...

its done

Orel said...

There is a lot of cheering for the Lakers....

Andrew said...

This Championship is for Chick Hearn...the first one since he passed away!

Nic j said...

1 championship for LA down, one to go.

Orel said...

40.4 left. I think the Lakers have a chance to win here!

fanerman said...

Kobe's smiling!

Orel said...

Why not just check Shaq's Twitter feed?

Nic j said...

haha sun yue gets to take a ring back to china before yoa ming does.

Orel said...

Magic are going to drawwwww this out.

Orel said...

Does Adam Morrison get a ring?

Nic j said...

yup he is on the roster

Orel said...

Phil is exuberant.

Orel said...

Kobe & Fish hugging!

Orel said...

I'm so happy for Vanessa Bryant!

Orel said...

Mitch Kupchak must be pretty stoked.

Nic j said...

eff you boston!!

Orel said...

Ha!

Orel said...

Why does the official championship T-shirt look like it has the Sonics logo on it?

Orel said...

Ah, the obligatory "please don't riot" commercial.

Orel said...

Joey Buss? Really?

Orel said...

Finals MVP = Kobe. Surprise!

fanerman said...

Aww, Kobe missed Trevor on the high five.