Merry Christmas!

Posted in Lakers by minoroots on 12/24/2008

A holiday gift for all hoops heads:

12/25/08, Celtics @ Lakers

12/25/08, Celtics (27-2) @ Lakers (23-5), 2pm PST

Couple of side-notes that adds to the intruigue of this game:

  • The debut of a healthy Bynum & Ariza alongside Pau. I want to see Drew drop an alley-oop facial on KG, and swat the crap out of a Leon Powe dunk attempt.
  • Boston comes into Staples riding a Club-record 19 straight victories, and a League record 27-2 start. They are HOT.
  • Lakers bounced back from 5+ lethargic performances to trash the Hornets last night. Last night, they played a quick, trapping, gritty defense that allowed just 37 points in the first half. However, before yesterday’s game, they conceded over 100 points in disappointing defeats to the Magic and the lowly Heat. Which LA team will show up on Christmas Day?
  • PG matchup: Rajon Rondo, playing at a semi-All-Star level this year vs. old but still crafty veteran D-Fish… coupled with the knee injury to Jordan Farmar rendering him unavailable for this game. Can Sasha help fill the void in the LA back court? I think whoever wins the battle at the point will win the game.
  • Paul Pierce’s offense vs. Trevor Ariza’s defense. I’m going out on a limb and predicting Ariza locks down Pierce for less than 15 points.
  • KG’s gonna do something crazy to embarass others (and himself). Maybe the refs will grow some balls and hit him with a”‘T” this time.
  • The Machine.
  • Which Kobe shows up? Gunnin’ from the get-go, 40+ ppg Kobe, or facilitator -> take over in the 4th Kobe? Doesn’t matter, as long as the Lakers come up with the W.

Laker victory will be the best gift of all this Christmas! GO LAKERS.


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