2004 NBA Finals

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Who's will win 2004 NBA Finals?

  1. Lakers

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  2. Pistons

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  1. DeafPosttrib

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    Now, it's Pistons against Lakers. I am from near Detroit. I'm solid Pistons fan. Long time ago, during winter time in Janaury 2004, I aware of L.A. Lakers are a very dangerous team. Despite the injuries of Lakers players in the first half of the season. Also despite of Kobe's trial. Lakers still a dangerous team, because Lakers have Karl Malone and Payton. Lakers are so very powerful team. Shaq is a giant player like as football player. No one can stop Shaq from scoring, he is so powerful and huge. Kobe is a speed player, he can moving around and shooting. Lakers is a speed team.

    Pistons is NBA's top defense team. They held teams scoring under 70 points - 13 times this season. PIstons playing so very rough and aggressive. Big Ben and Rasheed Wallace both are big for defensive.

    One thing that I disagree with Joe Dumars, the President of Detroit Pistons, of his made decision to choose a player from Europe over Anthony from Syracuse U. Orangemen from last year draft. Because Pistons need offensive and weapon so badly. Pistons' defense is great, but their shooting is awful terrible. That why I want Anthony of Syracuse Orangemen because of offensive. I guess that Dumars focus on defense than offensive because of his experinced played with Pistons for 14 seasons, include won two titles of 89' and 90'.

    IF Pistons pick Antony, FOR SURE, Pistons could have a powerful team in NBA.

    Also, I strong disagree with Dumars' made decision for fired Rick Carlisle as coach of Pistons from last year after Pistons were sweept by Nets. I like Rick Carlisle, he's a good coach. But, I think Dumars make a wise moving for Pistons to hired Larry Brown. Also, I believe Dumars made a HUGE decision for trade two players to accquire Rasheed Wallace. That help Pistons into a successful team and lead to 2004 NBA Finals.

    I aware of Lakers are a very dangerous team. Can Pistons beat Lakers? Think positive, yes Pistons can do it. By playing smart and aggressive. I don't care about how big Shaq is. Pistons can find figure ways to beat Lakers by playing HARDER and more aggressive.

    I believe 2004 NBA Finals could be into Game 6 or 7. This serioes would be tough and hot.

    I am Pistons fan. I pick Pistons in Game 6 over Lakers in L.A. Pistons are so good on the road. Pistons beat Nets on the road by down 3-2 of the series, and then won the series. Pistons were in big trouble while loss against Pacers at the Place last Friday. Because Pacers have a good chance to win the series because of its home advantage. But I was surprised Pistons took Pacers' home advantage game away TWICE!

    Can Pistons do it again at Staples Center in L.A.? Possible. Wait and see.

    GO PISTONS!!!!!!!!!

    In Christ
    Rev. 22:20-Amen

    p.s. by the way, I saw Richard "Rip" Hamilton played smart and dirty against Ron Artest in the fourth quarter within about 4 minutes left. First, I saw Rip shoveled Artest's chest, then when Artest moving backward little bit, Rip then ran toward Artest again and caused Artest bumped him led into flagant foul. Ron Artest was innocent, he doing nothing with Rip. Oh well, Rip is a "Bad Boy" of Dennis Rodman. GO PISTONS!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Dr. Bob

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    Detroit is the token "lamb for the slaughter". All year the West has dominated and will in the finals. Detroit will be fortuneate to win one game.

    Keep TV ratings and revenue over two weekends if it goes 5 or 6. It's all about money.
     
  3. WallyGator

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    WOW! Who would have ever thought the Pistons would make it to the NBA finals? Do you think it was the coaching change to Larry Brown or what?
    NBA finals are going to be very interesting; but Lakers can smell the trophy and the money. I think that some how they are going to find a way to win' even if it looks more like hockey than basketball! :D :eek:
     
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    My heart says "Don't ever count Larry Brown out til you see him go out. The man's a genious!"

    My head says "Lakers in five"
     
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    Shaq, Kobe, Derek Fisher (from Little Rock, Arkansas) for the Lakers.

    Corliss Williamson of Razorback and Russellville, Arkansas fame for the Pistons.

    Lakers will win. I will be happy for either team if they win.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I'll be happy for Malone if he gits that ring! He's been a great player for many years. I like both teams, but I'm rooting for the Lakers because I wanna see the Mailman get that ring!
     
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    I can't believe it! Was taking the ESPN poll on who would win NBA finals. Guess What? The fans are picking the Pistons to win! (and not by a small margin either). Maybe the west coast vote hadn't been posted yet. ;) Although, I voted for the Lakers in 5 games, I'm not so sure anymore. :eek: :confused:
     
  8. Dan Todd

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    Read the tea leaves - Lakers in five! :rolleyes:

    That's not because I like the Lakers - it's reality!
     
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    I think the Piston's chances are getting better all the time. For one, in 2001 Larry Brown took the 76ers to the finals against the Lakers and forced a five game series. I think this Pistons team is superior to to the Sixers of that year in several ways, so forcing five games is a cinch. Second, we have another thread running here in sports section of the BB which reveals that the NBA is on the defensive against charges that the refs are cutting star players too much slack. To defend themselves against these charges, the refs will almost certainly foul Shack out of one game. That game will give the Pistons a win: WA-LA, we have a 6 game series. Are things looking good for the Pistons...or am I just dreamin'? [​IMG]
     
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    The Pacers have a former coach working as a color commentator for Indianapolis radio that broadcasts Pacer games. He is Bobby "Slick" Leonard. He was interviewed last week by USA Today newspaper, and he said, "So I'll take the Lakers — they should be the favorite to win it all..."

    Slick is quite a personality. Most Indianapolis people turn the tv on for the picture without any sound and WIBC radio on for the sound. The Pacers according to Slick lacked a fast break for one thing--which a team needs to win the NBA.

    On the issue of Artest, the Indianapolis newspapers and others thought that the flagrant foul was in poor judgement even though Artest might have been hit first. Jamal Tinsley had to be pulled because of injury although he played injured for several games. Reggie Miller is still very well liked in his old age.

    The interview with Slick is here:

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/basketball/nba/2004-05-27-20-second-timeout_x.htm
     
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    If you are interested in photos of the Pacers games or the Indianapolis 500 or other Hoosier events such as the tornados over the Memorial Day holiday, visit www.indystar.com/multimedia

    You have to click on the gallery that you are interested in.
     
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    WELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! What happened? Even Jack Nickelson swallowed his bubble gum.
    Very interesting. :eek: :eek:
     
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    Being a former Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls fan, I never thought I would say this, but GO PISTONS!! [​IMG]
     
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    Lakers can still take it in five! :eek:
     
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    With three of the next four games in Detroit, the Lakers taking the series in five is pretty unlikely. GO PISTONS!!!
     
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    Dan,
    According to the lastest ESPN poll, 50% of the voters agree! excuse me, only that the Lakers will win the championship!
    WallyGator
     
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    According to the Detroit News, after Sunday night's game, Larry Brown cleared the bus and told his players in so many words "don't get complacent after that win, instead prepare for the Laker's best shot in the next game". Good advice!
     
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    Larry Brown learned the lesson while he was coach for Philadelphia Sixers. He led his team to 2001 NBA Finals, and won Game 1 against Lakers in L.A. but lost in the next 3 games to lakers. Yes, you are right. Brown awares of lakers. He did told Richard Hamilton during free thrown attempt in the first quarter against Lakers, "Slow down!" He's right.

    Also, remember the history of Phil Jackson's coaching lead into NBA Finals 9 times, in year 1991, he lost Game 1 but won in the next 4 games. He does it again in 2001 NBA Finals against Sixers.

    Hey, notice Sixers and Pistons are different team. Sixers only have ONE superstar - Allen Iverson. Pistons have good several talent players and team work together. Allen Iverson acts like "ego" or "I"'s . Sixers easily lost games. Pistons are much better than Sixers because of team work together. I am sure this series will be much longer than 2001 NBA Finals. Wait and see.

    Yes, Lakers will be much more agressive and fight harder tonight - Game Two. This game will be much more difficult and challenge for Pistons, and I am sure Game Two will be much tighter and close than Game One. Wait and see.

    GO PISTONS!!!!!!!!!!

    In Christ
    Rev. 22:20 -Amen!
     
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    Should have fouled on that inbounds play ... I couldn't believe it ... Shaq touched the ball ... Luke Walton touched the ball ... and then Kobe had it for 6 or so seconds before he shot. You foul before the shot ... they get two free throws ... if they make them both you are up by one with about 5 on the clock ... you inbound to Billups, get fouled, make your throws and make the lakers work the length of the court with less than 5 seconds ... Total blowup ... the Pistons fell apart ...

    This is a tough series for me ... I am a lifelong Laker fan ... but I do want to see the Pistons win this one ...
     

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