Saturday, May 7, 2011
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|We're down 0-3. Dayyyymmmmmnnn!|
What's even more embarrassing is that we made ourselves look like chickens in front of the mighty Texan crowd in Dallas. The 16-time champs LA Lakers looks like they're headed to a premature summer vacation as the Mavs now hold a commanding 3-0 lead on its West semis encounter.
For the third straight game, the Lakers sissied out during the 4th quarter. It is frustrating for an LA fan to see his team just lose like that, not knowing why things are happening and was to blame for all of it. On the other hand, perennial playoff-chickens Dallas Mavericks seemed to have figured it out as they finally are coming out of its playoff mishaps shadow and vent all of its past frustrations on the Lakers.
All credits to Peja Stojakovic, Jason Kidd and the German behemoth Dirk Nowitzki. That German has been the main reason why Dallas kept on winning over the Lakers. He's been putting up monster figures the past 3 games and what's even more frustrating is that it's as if none of the Lakers were consistent enough to even make this series exciting and fun to watch. All season long, everyone's been criticizing the Lakers' consistency. They're on and then off. On. And then off again. They make all anti-LA fans much happier by coming up short a lot of the time. Having said that, the biggest reason why the Lakers are losing would be the Lakers themselves.
Anyway, this is not the perfect ending to a storied Phil Jackson coaching career. He missed out on a 4th three-peat because of a measly performance from his boys. When champs die, champs give out a fight. So if the Lakers were to lose on Game 4, I hope we'd all see a fighting Lakers squad that will not give it up till the last fraction of a second.
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