Phil Jackson Guarantees a Win in Dallas

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Lakers head coach isn’t known for making guarantees but he has at least made one.

“We’ll be back Tuesday,” Jackson said. Referring to, the to be determined, Game 5 at Staples.

It may not be a huge statement; all Jackson is really saying is the Lakers will not get swept. But, reports from practice had Jackson pretty loose and he was even described as “jovial”.

Kobe Bryant also shared the same confidence:

“I just don’t believe we’re going to lose,” he said. “I’m not thinking about that. I’m thinking about the next game and going from there.”

As Bryant said after Game 2, maybe a change of scenery will be good for the Lakers.

“We’re not very good here at home the last two games, so going to Dallas might do us some damn good,” Bryant said after Game 2.

The Lakers play the Mavericks in Dallas at 6:30 PST for Game 3 tonight.


David Brickley is a columnist for LakerNation.com and the host of Voice of the Nation, the most listened to Lakers podcast on the web. Find him on Twitter.
  • iPad mecka

    Never underestimate a heart of a champion!

  • KaPau

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn!!! PJ guarantees a win, now that’s having some balls, huevos, cojones, something Gasoft doesn’t have…

    • LakerMarc

      he has them but they’ve retracted back up into his abdomen.

  • NoDefense

    probably get more cheers there than staples.

  • kileer7

    Well, he is the greatest Coach of all-time, so I guess this can count for something. Although, statistically hen losing games 1 and 2 of a best-of-seven series, the Lakers are 2-16 all-time. Hopefully we can pull this series out.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6UUB3RDMO3B5TJSHHEVVFJ32AM Cecil

    Phil better coach like he’s never coached before by making these guys pound the ball inside and that will definitely lead to more maverick fouls. Also rebounding and Pau & Lamar showing up would also help. Lets get this one and make the mavericks revert back to their old selves Sunday. The Lakers need to start off aggressive take the lead and this time do not reliquish it. The Lakers can take these chumps.