First and foremost, awesome win today, Lakers played their butts off and really deserved the win. I was really glad to see them get a tiny little glimpse of revenge (it's not revenge yet because this was just a battle- they won the last war)
Let the downplays and excuses begin.
Whether Bynum helped or not (which he did because his mere presence allowed Pau to step out of the 5and back into his natural 4 spot. Thus letting him have the energy in the 4th to step up when the Lakers needed him. Whereas last year, he was exhausted from banging around all game as the Lakers' only big. But I digress...) - you got your butt kicked and your meaningless streak is over. And over against the team you didn't want to lose it to the most.
Eat it Kevin. Whether you want to admit it or not, you lost the biggest game of the year so far for you and the rest of your godforsaken team.
The quicker you admit it, the quicker you'll move on.
(Then again, hold onto it KG. let it burn inside of you and destroy your focus for the rest of the regular season and the playoffs)
God I hate the Celtics.
Some things here I agree with, some I don't. I agree this was the biggest game of the year SO FAR- yet, does not give anyone any bragging rights YET. The Lakers can win BOTH season games for all they care, because they would easily trade the 2 games in the season for the playoffs games anyways. So admitting it quicker and moving on quicker... That's a bit of an overexaggeration there buddy lol. I don't think this loss hurts him that much because all in all, they're 19-1 in their last 20 games.
For the Lakers however, this was a spectacular game, and really a confidence booster. Lakers hadn't been playing defense all too well lately, but turned it on tonight. I'm sure this game will wake them up and give them the confidence from the beginning of the season that they began with. BUT- Lakers can't use this game to measure just how good they are against the Celtics. They can't get too overconfident and play like they did last year in the finals.
I am indeed a Laker fan (thank you LD2k), I'm not a Celtic supporter, but being respectful I do understand what KG is saying. He's saying that he doesn't really care who it is at the position, their assignments didn't change. Meaning they never really had to give any extra attention to Bynum (who by the way, hasn't been playing all that great lately anyways). I'm sure in a year or two when Bynum really emerges to be the beast he's supposed to become, that will change. But for now, the biggest focus for that Celtic defense (and rightly so) is against KB24 who looked like he couldn't be stopped tonight. To me Bynum wasn't much of a factor at all. And yes I understand he can give Pau a break- but so can Chris Mihm.
One thing I did however see in Bynum was his defense. Some nice shot blocks and good rotations by the big guy. I give him lots of credit for playing with heart for the first time against these guys.