Friday, February 06, 2009

Lakers Now Own Finals Tie Breaker!

The Lakers and Celtics faced off last night and LA has sweep the season series now, winning 110-109. It was pretty close the whole way, but the parts to remember are the fourth quarter. You could see both teams really wanted to win, lots emotion in this one.

Kobe was clutch late, but the difference maker was a balanced offensive attack. In the last couple of games, the offense has come from Pau and Kobe. Last night, we saw two starters that need to step up, Lamar Odom and Derek Fisher, combine for 33 points. That is key if they want to get anywhere in the playoffs. I also think the Lakers bench played better than the Celts bench. Besides Eddie House getting off, their offense wasn't very fluid. They (Celtics) need another player that can fill it up-someone similar to House, maybe at the small forward spot.

This is also a very nice road trip for LA. They are proving they don't just need to be in LA to win. If they can beat Cleveland on Sunday, that will make them 6-0 on the trip.

So, LA has home court advantage should there be a tie breaker. This is big, LA is much better at home and they got whipped in Boston during last years finals.