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BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 07:48 PM
:pistons: -VS- :lakers:

Last hurrah for Kobe and Co.? I sure hope so - I'm ready for the season to be over so that we can get back to focusing mainly on the Pacers! :devil:

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 07:50 PM
Nope , Lakers will Play the Best Game of the Series and Detriot will play there worst Game of the Series.

Pig Nash
06-15-2004, 07:52 PM
I think Shaq will be the only one of the three to stay.

Kstat
06-15-2004, 07:57 PM
Pistons will clinch the title tonight in Detroit for the first time in their history.

101-79.

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 08:05 PM
I think Shaq will be the only one of the three to stay.

You know I considered adding more choices like "Two of the three" or "Kobe and Phil", but decided for simplicity...

How bummed would ABC be if the Lakers start to mail it in by the 2nd quarter, and the announcers have to fill time with fluff while the likes of Luke Walton and Brian Cook get major PT... :laugh:

Kstat
06-15-2004, 08:07 PM
Kobe wont be playing for phil next season. That is the ONLY certainty.

Suaveness
06-15-2004, 08:10 PM
Detroit will win


And Kstat...who is the DETOIT Free Press?

ChicagoJ
06-15-2004, 08:11 PM
:pistons: -VS- :lakers:

Last hurrah for Kobe and Co.? I sure hope so - I'm ready for the season to be over so that we can get back to focusing solely on the Pacers! :devil:

Hey, that's your own fault. I'm focused 100% on the Pacers. Did you say somebody else was playing in a game tonight?

(Hell, I'm still at the office, so I don't know how much of the game I'm even going to see.)

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 08:48 PM
I hope ABC doesn't have a whole bunch of these segments like 'NBA Minute, with Ben Stiller' queued up for play tonight... :puke:

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 08:52 PM
I hope ABC doesn't have a whole bunch of these segments like 'NBA Minute, with Ben Stiller' queued up for play tonight... :puke:

I'll take that over this Bill Lambieer comentary :puke:

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 08:55 PM
I hope ABC doesn't have a whole bunch of these segments like 'NBA Minute, with Ben Stiller' queued up for play tonight... :puke:

I'll take that over this Bill Lambieer comentary :puke:

Whenever I'm forced to hear Laimbeer speak, I try to think back to that time he was beat down mercilessly by Robert Parish in a playoff game to cheer me up... :o :D

(sorry, Kstat, some old feelings are hard to let go ;) )

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 08:59 PM
Tolbert Loves Thunder Sticks :laugh:

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 09:09 PM
Slava is gonna own Sheed tonight :laugh:

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 09:14 PM
Wow I called it Slava on Fire ;)

Cactus Jax
06-15-2004, 09:15 PM
Slava is gonna own Sheed tonight :laugh:

Scalabrine in the semi-finals, Croshere in the conference finals, and Luke Walton and now Slava in the NBA Finals.

The Pistons just can't contain the white guys. :laugh:

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 09:16 PM
Malone had been struggling with his shooting, and you do have to respect Slava's shot, so this is a boost for the Lakers

:lakers: 10
:pistons: 5

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 09:18 PM
Amazing Shaq has 2 fouls already , Shaq's been getting hammered and no Fouls

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 09:38 PM
Be interesting to see how much of the 2nd quarter Shaq can play without drawing his 3rd foul...

End of the 1st Quarter:

:pistons: 25
:lakers: 24

Hicks
06-15-2004, 09:41 PM
Bennet Salvatore :arrgh:

That man shouldn't be allowed to ref ANY playoff game, let alone a FINALS game. :puke:

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 09:55 PM
I don't normally like to complain about the Refs , but this is the most horriable ref job I have seen all series.

Did anyone else hear that fan yelling when rip was shooting free throws ? he said " What did you do pay the refs " :laugh:

FireTheCoach
06-15-2004, 10:14 PM
OMG... this is SOOOOOOO sweet to watch.

Detroit up by 12....!!!! :D :D

Hicks
06-15-2004, 10:17 PM
Detroit up 10 at half. Doesn't seem like a ton, but believe it or not this is the most they've been up at half all series long.

Kstat
06-15-2004, 10:17 PM
fouls at the half-

Detroit 14

LA-13

wonder what phil will have to complain about now......

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 10:18 PM
Halftime Score:

:pistons: 55
:lakers: 45


Here's a stat for you - Pistons FG shooting in the 1st half: 60.6%! (20-33)

Given that, I guess the Lakers have to be happy they're not down by a larger margin...

HALFTIME TEAM STATISTICS
----------------------Lakers--------Pistons
FG%--------------------47.2----------60.6
3PT%------------------100.0----------20.0
FT%-------------------69.2-----------77.8
Fast Break Pts----------8------------10
Turnovers---------------9-------------6
Pts in the Paint-------18------------28
Unanswered Pts----------3-------------4
Biggest Lead------------7------------12

Suaveness
06-15-2004, 10:20 PM
DOWN WITH LA BABY.

END OF THEM. FOR A LONG TIME.

BYE!

ABADays
06-15-2004, 10:22 PM
BC - this could be your last game thread. Want to thank you for having it always ready this year and especially the quick post game stats. Good job man!

You gonna do it for the Olympics?

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 10:30 PM
BC - this could be your last game thread. Want to thank you for having it always ready this year and especially the quick post game stats. Good job man!

You gonna do it for the Olympics?

Thanks, ABA, it's been a great season here on PD.

I dunno about the Olympics bball games, hadn't planned to, but if I start watching them and am near a PC... :D

Hicks
06-15-2004, 10:32 PM
We'll all get to see the Olympic team on NBC, right? If that's true, let's do it, BC! :)

zxc
06-15-2004, 10:36 PM
Can't say I have enjoyed this finals so far. Sucks the season going to be officially over tonight probably though, and then we have to hear even more about the mighty pistons for the next year. Guess the offseason stuff can begin for real though, should be alot more interesting then the last few years at least.

Suaveness
06-15-2004, 10:37 PM
GO PACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ABADays
06-15-2004, 10:39 PM
You know - watching this series I'm not sure the Lakers would have ended up any better than a number 3 or 4 seed in the East.

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 10:40 PM
3rd foul on Sheed... :hmm:

:pistons: 60
:lakers: 49

Snickers
06-15-2004, 10:42 PM
GO PACERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:goponies:

zxc
06-15-2004, 10:43 PM
You know - watching this series I'm not sure the Lakers would have ended up any better than a number 3 or 4 seed in the East.

Eh I wouldn't go that far. They didn't beat scrub teams to get here they had a pretty tough road. I think their age and lack of athleticism is just catching up to them here.

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 10:45 PM
We'll all get to see the Olympic team on NBC, right? If that's true, let's do it, BC! :)

One of the problems with Olympic basketball coverage is that the networks have this irritating habit of switching to something like water polo or women's gymnastics if the game is starting to look like a blowout (sometimes they do it regardless of the score... :rolleyes: )

4 fouls on Sheed now

:pistons: 62
:lakers: 53

Cactus Jax
06-15-2004, 10:49 PM
We'll all get to see the Olympic team on NBC, right? If that's true, let's do it, BC! :)

One of the problems with Olympic basketball coverage is that the networks have this irritating habit of switching to something like water polo or women's gymnastics if the game is starting to look like a blowout (sometimes they do it regardless of the score... :rolleyes: )

4 fouls on Sheed now

:pistons: 62
:lakers: 53


HEY I LOVE WATER POLO!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:












;)

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 10:51 PM
HEY I LOVE WATER POLO!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

I'd watch if they played it with horses... ;) :cool:

:pistons: 67
:lakers: 55

ABADays
06-15-2004, 10:52 PM
We'll all get to see the Olympic team on NBC, right? If that's true, let's do it, BC! :)

One of the problems with Olympic basketball coverage is that the networks have this irritating habit of switching to something like water polo or women's gymnastics if the game is starting to look like a blowout (sometimes they do it regardless of the score... :rolleyes: )

4 fouls on Sheed now

:pistons: 62
:lakers: 53


Well, then we talk Pacers!!!!!!

ABADays
06-15-2004, 10:54 PM
Lakers acting like losers now.

Hicks
06-15-2004, 10:57 PM
I think I'm gonna digitally record from the start of the 4th and leave it rolling until they're done with all the post game hoopla (Yes, I'm calling it: Pistons will win).

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 10:59 PM
George got T'd up for much less than any of Sheed's antics during the Pacers series...:rolleyes:

:pistons: 74
:lakers: 59

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:06 PM
Pistons will clinch the title tonight in Detroit for the first time in their history.

101-79.

I dunno, 79 points may be way, way too optimistic for the Lakers tonight... :laugh: :devil:

End of the 3rd Quarter:

:pistons: 82
:lakers: 59

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:09 PM
I have begun recording. Gonna capture the gruesome finish of the Lakers. :devil:

ABADays
06-15-2004, 11:09 PM
I think I'm gonna digitally record from the start of the 4th and leave it rolling until they're done with all the post game hoopla (Yes, I'm calling it: Pistons will win).

Lakers got nothing left in the tank so I'll join you on that call.

bulletproof
06-15-2004, 11:10 PM
I think I'm gonna digitally record from the start of the 4th and leave it rolling until they're done with all the post game hoopla (Yes, I'm calling it: Pistons will win).

Find the best clip of Kobe, Karl or Shaq completely stunned or dejected and I'll make it my avatar on realgm.

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:13 PM
I think I'm gonna digitally record from the start of the 4th and leave it rolling until they're done with all the post game hoopla (Yes, I'm calling it: Pistons will win).

Find the best clip of Kobe, Karl or Shaq completely stunned or dejected and I'll make it my avatar on realgm.

I'll take what they give. :devil:



Lakers have already given up with Shaq out of there. I mean, he'll be back in probably, but it's likely gonna be way too late the way LA is playing right now. Pathetic. And oh so fun.

:pistons: 88

:lakers: 61

:dance: :dance: :dance:

**** YOU, LAKERS :laugh:

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:14 PM
:lakers: :whip: :lol2:

I wonder if this is the most painful 10 minutes in Laker history...

:pistons: 88
:lakers: 63

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:16 PM
:lol2: So pathetic this Lakers squad is. They're playing SLOPPY now.

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:17 PM
You know, why couldn't've Rasheed's guaranteed win had gone as ugly as Kobe's is? :laugh: :cry:

MSA2CF
06-15-2004, 11:17 PM
It's officially over.

Unclebuck
06-15-2004, 11:18 PM
The Olympic basketball games will be on at odd times and won't for the most part be shown on NBC, they will be on one of NBC's cable stations which are Bravo, MSNBC or CNBC.

With the time difference most of the games will be on during the afternoon or morning.

I week ago I saw the schedule of events and except for a gold metal game, non of the basketball games will be on NBC in primetime.

I am a huge fan of the summer Olympics, I enjoy watching sports I don't watch at any other time of the year.

Suaveness
06-15-2004, 11:19 PM
WOW.

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the update, UB, Olympic basketball has always been difficult to see consistently due to all the events being shown.

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 11:20 PM
wonderful we get to hear the pistons fans bark and toot there horns for the next 5 months and claim JOe D is the god of basketball .

/ends big time sarcasim

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:21 PM
HOLY COW WHAT A STUFF BY BEN! :o

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:22 PM
OH MY. If that 3 had dropped by Ben.... :rotflmao:

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:25 PM
wonderful we get to hear the pistons fans bark and toot there horns for the next 5 months and claim JOe D is the god of basketball .

/ends big time sarcasim

Given the nauseating alternative of seeing the Lakers celebrating their coronation as Galactic Champs, Kobe getting praise for winning despite his legal troubles, Jackson being the coach with the most championships, yada yada, I'll grudgingly live with it :shrug:

:pistons: 94
:lakers: 70

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:25 PM
Darko Milicic has a ring, but Reggie Miller doesn't. Something SERIOUSLY wrong about that.... lol *cries*

MSA2CF
06-15-2004, 11:26 PM
I would bet that Reggie will feel alot better about his career than Darko will.

Darko didn't earn this championship.

Suaveness
06-15-2004, 11:26 PM
Well, Detroit better not get used to it. Because INDIANA IS WINNING NEXT YEAR, BABY!!!!!!

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 11:33 PM
Well they should bring in Darko , Don't see why Larry still has the starters in .

Kstat
06-15-2004, 11:35 PM
:champagne: :champagne: :champagne: :champagne: :champagne: :champagne: :champagne: :champions: :champions: :champions: :champions: :champions: :champions: :champions: :champions: :champions: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons: :pistons:

:trophy: #3!


I'll save my gloating for later.......... :devil:

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:35 PM
Well they should bring in Darko , Don't see why Larry still has the starters in .

It's time for the Human Victory Cigar to make his appearance :laugh:

:pistons: 98
:lakers: 74

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:37 PM
For old times' sake:

BRING IN DARKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:37 PM
Pistons will clinch the title tonight in Detroit for the first time in their history.

101-79.

I dunno, 79 points may be way, way too optimistic for the Lakers tonight... :laugh: :devil:

I stand corrected

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:38 PM
I can't believe it. It hasn't really sunk in yet.

THE EAST HAS RE-CLAIMED THE NBA TITLE!!

Snickers
06-15-2004, 11:40 PM
I can't believe it. It hasn't really sunk in yet.

THE EAST HAS RE-CLAIMED THE NBA TITLE!!

:dance:

I'm growing an afro. :fro:

TheSauceMaster
06-15-2004, 11:42 PM
Let the Riot's Begin !!!!!!!

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:42 PM
Final Score:

:pistons: 100
:lakers: 87 :death:

Hicks
06-15-2004, 11:42 PM
Congradulations, Detroit :pistons: Pistons. You have earned yourselves a fully legit NBA CHAMPIONSHIP.

Congradulations. :)














Just don't get too comfy. :devil: :pacers:

Snickers
06-15-2004, 11:46 PM
Let the Riot's Begin !!!!!!!

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3671/ext1.gif

:D

Snickers
06-15-2004, 11:48 PM
Congratulations Pistons and Pistons fans! :champions:

I haven't been this happy after a Finals since.... well, never. Maybe it's because the Lakers are done, maybe it's because the Pistons are just so easy to love as a team. It's great. :D

BostonConnection
06-15-2004, 11:50 PM
*Translated version of Stern's presentation speech: "I can't believe my Lakers didn't win it!"* :rolleyes:

http://scores.nba.com/games/20040615/LALDET/boxscoreprint.html

Snickers
06-15-2004, 11:52 PM
LB giving credit to Carlisle. Pretty classy.