I can't wait until the Laker-Celtics game. I see it as a kind of foretaste of what the finals would look like. Personally, I would like to see how the vaunted "new defensive strategy" of the Lakers will fare against the Celtics. While it is also interesting to see a Bynum-Perkins matchup, I would prefer to see that when both players have recovered fully. Bynum has an advantage here since he came back from rehap earlier than did Perkins. Perkins just got back to the Boston lineup a few games ago.
What I also would like to see is how the Lakers' second team matches up against the Celtics. It doesn't matter that Barnes is unavailable for the Lakers yet. He can serve as the "surprise player" of Phil Jackson come June. Blake, Brown, Walton, Odom and Bynum or Gasol would be fun to watch. These were the guys that clamped down on Utah and made it difficult for the Nuggets quite recently.
The Lakers will be facing a modified Celtic team. But the Celtics will find that they're up against a different Lakers squad too. And the changes in the lineup and the strategies will make for an interesting show.
Don't curse the darkness; light a fire. Don't wait for the sunrise. Walk towards the dawn.
4 blog comments below
Will be a very interesting game indeed.
standready on Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:24 am
The Celtics will come in angry. They lost to Phoenix and they would like to get back at the Lakers for that Game 7 loss some months ago.
mgeek on Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:09 pm
Lakers toppled by Celtics. I guess there is more than beans in Boston.
standready on Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:13 am
Boston is a very strong team especially when they play angry as they did today.
mgeek on Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:23 am