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Old 05-04-2002, 04:36 AM   #1
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Default Western Semifinals: (2) San Antonio vs. (3) L.A. Lakers

So any thoughts on this series? I believe that even though San Antonio's the higher seed, the Lakers had the better regular season record so they get home court instead. That's a rule that was just changed in recent years.

David Robinson didn't play tonight against Seattle and if he can't play at all against the Lakers, I'm sad to say there's no chance here. I mean they can get by Seattle without David but not the 2-time defending champions.

Lakers in 4.
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Old 05-04-2002, 01:27 PM   #2
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Tim Duncan is great but he alone cant get things going against the Lakers. Another SWEEP for the Lakers.
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Old 05-04-2002, 03:22 PM   #3
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Lee's Line says Lakers in 5 games. :nod:
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Old 05-04-2002, 03:26 PM   #4
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I say Spurs in 5.
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Old 05-04-2002, 03:29 PM   #5
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Old 05-04-2002, 09:44 PM   #6
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Lakers in 4 - behind the great Tim Duncan, the Spurs are good enough to win one game, but not much more. The difference this year is Tony Parker and his ability to score, something they didn't have last year. But without Robinson, they lose a big body inside to guard Shaq, as well as defense and rebounds. Who's going to guard Shaq? If Duncan does, he'll either be in foul trouble or really worn out on offense.
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Old 05-05-2002, 09:22 PM   #7
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Lakers with a 86-80 victory over the spurs today, despite Shaq going out of the game with a finger problem late in the 3rd and then Kobe out with a soar knee early in the 4th both superstars came back and played amazing

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Man that game was terrible...

... I've seen high school kids shoot better than that.

Or was it good defence?
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Mostly couldnt find they're touch. Lakers found it in the second half though when Shaq & Kobe left and then came back. Horry & Fisher were big once again hitting some big shots.
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Well I'm late, but...Lakers will sweep again...
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Good call, Nick - they Spurs need Robinson as a low-post defender madly. Duncan made only a third of his shots, despite finishing with a double-double. This WAS San Antonio's chance, and as usual, they let it go by.

I wonder why household chore Shaq was doing that got him so cut?
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After the Lakers' win, I think the biggest story in this series has got to be Kobe's new hair-doo. Personally, I think the "fatter' hair better, what about everyone else?

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Old 05-06-2002, 12:56 PM   #13
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Well the new school boy look is something new for Kobe, and i think we just got used to that other do of his.

If the Spurs were gonna win any game it was going to be that one on Sunday, because the Lakers won't play that poorly again for the remainder of the series.

Unless Bruce Bowen Holds Bryant Under 16 points the Spurs are through in 4 with a possible 5 game series. Lakers have the advantage in every area, even role players. Spurs have to do it with 3 point shooting, and the Defense of Kobe by using Bruce Bowen's good defensive presence.

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Nay. Shaq and Kobe just too much. TD can do some damage, but who else?
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Lee, I think the word you were looking for was "mini-afro."
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