Friday, May 30, 2008

Kaylin, our little puppet

Here's some video of Kaylin that Jamie took a couple of months ago, before we had a blog (Really, I'm just trying to top Zeke's blog). Kaylin is quite the dancer. Enjoy!

Bring it on!

For the first time in 21 years, the Lakers and Celtics will meet in the NBA Finals. For the Celtics, that was their last trip (the Lakers won the title 4-2). Instead of Magic vs. Bird, it will be Kobe vs. KG. None of the Celtics' "Big Three" has made it to the championship round, while Kobe and Derek Fisher have experience in four previous finals (winning three of them).

^Kobe knows that the only thing that matters in the NBA is the title.

{ KG led the Celtics to a 66-16 regular season record. In the playoffs, they are a mere 12-8.

To tell you the truth, I'm nervous about the matchup. The Celtics pounded the Lakers both times they met during the regular season, but that was before the Lakers traded for Pau Gasol. The difference maker in the series will almost assuredly be Kobe. Nobody has been able to stop him this post season and their is no one on the Celtics that can guard him as well as Bruce Bowen did for the Spurs.

The problem for the Lakers is that I'm not sure they can stop the Celtics. KG, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen are a lot to handle. I think Ray Allen is the X factor. He hasn't played consistently for a while now. If he continues to struggle with his shot, the Celtics are toast. The Celtics' bench isn't nearly as deep as the Lakers', so they need the Big Three to be firing on all cylinders.

Although I'm nervous, I'm also confident. The Lakers have gone 12-3 in the playoffs against 3 teams that won 50 or more games, including the defending champs. The Celtics went 7 games against two mediocre teams and they took 6 games to beat a Pistons team with a hurting Chauncey Billups and Rip Hamilton. They are not playing their best basketball right now. My prediction - the Lakers will split the first two games in Boston and sweep the next three in L.A. LAKERS IN 5!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Aww Yeah!!

NBA Finals here we come! Thanks to Kobe Bryant's 39 points (M-V-P, M-V-P), the Lakers survived an early 17 point deficit to take Game 5 and the series from the Spurs. Once again, the Spurs have failed to defend their title. In fact, the last team to repeat as champs was the 2002 Lakers squad. I'm pumped for the Finals to start. Now I just have to wait and see who the Lakers are playing. I'm pushing for Boston in 7 (they lead 3-2 right now) to give the Lakers maximum rest and to wear down the C's as much as possible. Jamie can't wait until the season is over. Bless her heart for watching the games with me.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tired Kaylin

The other day Kaylin didn't get a real nap. She pooped out after finishing her cake.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Take that!

Making out like bandits, the Lakers stole game 4 from the Spurs to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. With game 5 in L.A., it's all but over. However, the Lakers need to remember that Dallas nearly blew a 3-1 lead against the Spurs two years ago. I don't think Kobe and Fisher will let this team lose their focus. Lakers in 5!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Celtics lose.


My hopes for a Lakers v. Celtics NBA Finals took a step backwards today as the Pistons evened up the Eastern Conference Finals at 2 games a piece. The Cs still have homecourt advantage, but Detroit has already proven they can win in Boston. This series will probably go a full 7 games. I hope whoever wins gets very worn down before the finals. I have a certain affinity for the Celtics becuase I got to play against Paul Pierce in high school. It's fun to be able to say an NBA All-star dunked on me.


Even though the Lakers lost last night to the Spurs, they still are in control of the series, 2-1. I expect a much better effort in game 4 tomorrow night. PJ will certainly make some adjustments. Come on guys! Only two more wins and we are back in the Finals!!