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Thread Starter What do you make of tonight's Lakers/Celtics game?
paulharden
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Lakers are going to honor the best franchise owner in sports history tonight and then play against the franchises biggest rival at home. Lakers have been a dissapointment to the say the least thus far; the news regarding the conflict between Kobe and Dwight over the All Star break is very discouraging and has to derail the team chemistry (as if they even had any to beign with). Lakers were crushed by Boston the last time they played and many would think this is a game L.A comes out and hands Boston their butts on prime time TV. It's a perfect situation for LA considering Boston just played last night, but then again, Boston put the smackdown on LA on the tail end of a back 2 back last time. Tonight's game will be played with a lot of emotion; the fans will be emotional and even some of the Celtics may be emotional (as ironic as that sounds). Does this situation warrant L.A to be a 7 point favorite? 75 percent of the bets are on Boston with the spread, yet the line is moving towards L.A. It looks like the Sharps are backing L.A tonight....are they right?....Can you really lay 7 points with a team who lost by 30 to the Celtics a few weeks back?.......A lot going on with this game tonight.....I'm curious what the pregame community thinks?

CincyJoe
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Seems like a game where Kobe will go off. That leads to an LAL loss more often than not.

Raph P
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Kobe is the only guy (maybe ron artist too) that is on that team long enough to even WANT to play with extra emotion and win one for jerry buss. that team is a mess, but when they do slow it down and make what seems to be right plays they seem unbeatable for 3.5 quarters. Boston coming from high altitude, still trying to catch their breath this morning probably.  I like the under. PS>

Danny Action
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Better spot for the Lakers and as Fezzik said in the video, I expect Lakers to get all the calls. Avery Bradley was pressing Steve Nash full court last time and Nash struggled against him. Wouldn't be surprised if Bradley isn't allowed to do that tonight. Also KG played 31 minutes last night. Sounds crazy but thats above his average... But, we have the better team getting a full 7 points here. Can't take L.A. Celtics have been pretty competitive in L.A. PP with a bad night last night, has a history of playing well in his hometown. Lean C's. Too many points

Danny Action
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Also Raph where you from where you hate the Lakers?

Raph P
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Riverside, CA! -- a little history on why.. I've always had favorite players growing up and if it was MJ killing their ring chances it was the Lakers (Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, Allen Iverson, Tracy Mcgrady, Kevin Garnett and Jason Kidd eventually got theirs, Also I've lost $$$ betting them when I first started betting sports. so it just adds fuel to the fire

paulharden
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Interesting points....With everything being said....I've gotta take the Lakers on the ML 2 night

....Boston is 0-6 or 0-8 on the road against WC teams..with everything going on regarding Dr

Buss......LA is not going to lose this game.....not sure about covering..but i will bet 600 to win 200 and take the W.

Danny Action
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Gothca Raph. I support your hatering lol

Raph P
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good luck paul..

danny - it's not hating it's a movement! lol jk

kuhnkasey
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i got lakers as well but Paul why dont you put another team or 2 in a parlay so your not risking so much for so little. For example I do not play spreads only ml parlays. Theres a lot of good looking college hoops ml that have a real high percentage of winning outright. I think dallas mavs get it done tonight as well. Maybe do a Mavs ml Lakers ml and Central Florida ml 3 team parlay for 600.

"Picking winners is easy, avoiding losers is much more difficult."

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