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Old 06-05-2009, 01:09 PM   #166
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I'm pretty sure him and Alston had equal playing time, but I agree he was kept in too long after a promising start, and really didn't do much for the team.

Ironic that the guy who was supposed to be the Laker-Killer may have cost them the game.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:11 PM   #167
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you can come back from that much time off from injury and contribute at a high level for a few minutes here, a few minutes there... you can not come back from being off that long and play 15 straight minutes in the NBA finals.

the magic were looking good and were building up a lead, but keeping nelson in there for too long completely killed whatever momentum they were building up.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:43 PM   #168
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Add to that Alston admitting that he had gotten into a rhythm, and that sitting out the entire second quarter caused him to lose it.
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The Magic weren't hitting any of their shots in the 3rd quarter. They were getting plenty of good looks but they weren't knocking them down. The Magic also couldn't stop Kobe. Courtney Lee isn't going to cut it defending Kobe. Kobe got in a rhythm and he was either scoring or drawing the defense and passing to open shooter every time down the floor. He was absolutely hitting everything he threw up. The combination of these two things resulted in a Laker route in the 3rd quarter from which the Magic never recovered.
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Add to that Alston admitting that he had gotten into a rhythm, and that sitting out the entire second quarter caused him to lose it.
I've never seen a point guard miss as many lay-ups as he has. Getting into a rhythm my ass.

Turkoglu disappeared after the 1st quarter, but that was probably due to either Ariza or Odom's defense.

I don't see them playing any worse than last night though.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:34 PM   #172
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That's fucking hilarious.
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i don't get why the hedgehog puts michael pietrus on lebron in the last series, who does a very good job (stats aside, lebron was exhausted by the end of the series from having pietrus chase him around all series)... and then they come out in game one against the lakers and put courtney lee on Kobe... whhhuuuu? put pietrus on him! what the heck?!
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i don't get why the hedgehog puts michael pietrus on lebron in the last series, who does a very good job (stats aside, lebron was exhausted by the end of the series from having pietrus chase him around all series)... and then they come out in game one against the lakers and put courtney lee on Kobe... whhhuuuu? put pietrus on him! what the heck?!
I was wondering that, too. I could maybe understand starting out with Courtney Lee on Kobe, just to see how it would work, but after watching Kobe back down Lee like he wasn't even there the first couple times, I gotta question van Gundy's sanity for sticking with that assignment the whole game.
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Actually, he didn't stay with it the whole game. Pietrius was guarding Kobe more, maybe not in minutes but in terms of shots. Kobe scored 18 points off 16 attempts against Pietrius, and 14 points off 11 attempts against Lee.
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Looking at a couple highlight reels on youtube, it looks like Pietrus did pretty much take over on Kobe. Didn't seem to do much good, though. I guess it's kind of hard to pay attention to Kobe's defender when Kobe's scoring at will anyway.
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Yeah, as George Karl said before, I don't think Jesus could have defended successfully against him last night.
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Who's the bigger king of post-season meltdowns? George Karl or Rick Adelman?
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has to be rick adelman. those sacramento teams he had were really, really good. c-webb in his prime, peja, bibby, vlade-dah-dee, we likes to pah-ty? that team should have at least gotten to an NBA finals.

karl at least got seattle to the finals, and did a decent job against the bulls... plus he got the milwaukee bucks to the eastern conference finals, which is an accomplishment in it's own right.

but his most famous meltdown lead us to the most awkward post-game celebration ever, with mutumbo laying on his back screaming in 12 different languages, none of them able to be deciphered by the human ear.
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Yeah, as George Karl said before, I don't think Jesus could have defended successfully against him last night.
yes, true... he actually started going kobe in the late 2nd quarter, taking terrible forced shots, but he was making them because Lee couldn't stop him.

i don't think pietrus can stop kobe... i think only kobe can stop kobe. but pietrus could do a better job of slowing him down at least, and making him run around.

also the magic did a much better job of forcing lebron to guard on the other side than they did with kobe.

and why the hell did darth stern schedule so much time off between games?
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