Notes On NY vs. Bos Game 2 (aka Anthony & The Other Guys) – A CLASSIC is Born

At this point in time in my life, I appreciate a number of things. I’m soon gonna be celebrating a year married to a beautiful woman, and if that’s not something that makes you happy you’re probably dead. We’re gonna move to a place much closer to the city soon, so that’s a relief. Also I generally like the way things are going with the biz. It has its ups and downs, but they’re the sort you can live with, so it’s all good.

What else.. and oh yeah. THE KNICKS ARE IN THE PLAYOFFS.

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Boston vs. New York Game 1 Notes – The Underdog Veteran Phenomenon

It’s a few minutes after Ray Allen finished New York up with one of his sizzling 3 pointers, 12 seconds left in the game. Anthony got the ball with 6 seconds left but was quickly double teamed from the 3 pt line so nothing came out of his shot. I tweeted that ‘id say that was still a pretty good showing by the knicks, albeit boston seriously underperforming. my predict: 7 games leaning towards nyk‘.

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NBA Finals, Game 4, Liveblogging Attempt #3

NBA Finals Game 4 (06/13/2008) 
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10:35
ballex –  alright folkds, its 51.1 seconds left in the 1st, sorry for the delay. blame technical difficulties and my late breakfast. gotta have my breakfast. yumm.
10:37
ballex –  i didnt know ariza could shoot threes. i’m actually very excited about that guy. he reminds me of stacey augmon. glad to see him productive.
10:37
ballex –  vujacic comes in replacing odom during gasol FTs
10:37
ballex –  ray allen misses 3. 35-14 lal, end of 1st q
10:38
ballex –  if its possible to subscribe to this via rss feeds, i can get people to subscribe to this and we wont have to rely on the telco’s p2.50 / sms updates of the games.
10:41
ballex –  odom played incredible.

10:41
ballex –  start of 2nd q, vujacic foul
10:42
ballex –  cassell terible pass intercepted
10:42
ballex –  gasol forces play, fouled by powe
10:43
ballex –  vujacic miss, ariza folllow up rebound and slam
10:43
ballex –  only start for bos is kg
10:43
ballex –  only starter rather
10:43
ballex –  meanwhile, only starter for lal is gasol
10:43
ballex –  powe misses two fts
10:44
ballex –  walton misses 3
10:44
ballex –  powe called for carrying
10:45
ballex –   Â walton missesspass to gasol
10:45
ballex –  ariza blocks allen
10:45
ballex –  bos botches fastbreak
10:45
ballex –  ariza manages to intercept again but balls goes outside
10:45
ballex –  garnett spins against gasol, scores 2
10:46
ballex –  walton misses 3
10:46
ballex –  kg scores again on gasol, same move but on other side
10:46
ballex –  vujacic mises j
10:46
ballex –  ariza rebound leads to walton 3
10:46
ballex –  19-40 lal, 8:26
10:47
ballex –  ariza foul on posey attempt, goes to FT
10:48
ballex –  time out BOS
10:50
ballex –  will smith interview. shut up chino.
10:51
ballex –  alright enough interview pls, back to game
10:51
ballex –  kg sinks ft
10:51
ballex –  odom sinks excellent layup
10:52
ballex –  WHO IS THIS GUY???
10:52
ballex –  pierce to kg, but kg misses turning shot
10:52
ballex –  cassell quarterbacking
10:52
ballex –  cassell fouls bryant on bos turnover
10:53
ballex –  21 pt lead by lal, bryant has only scored 3
10:53
ballex –  21-42 lal, 6:56 in 2nd q
10:53
ballex –  vujacic sinks 2
10:53
ballex –  powe challenged, misses
10:54
ballex –  cassell tugs farmar jersey, called for foul
10:54
ballex –  kg intercepts pass
10:54
ballex –  cassell stripped by vujacic
10:55
ballex –  vujacic misses, goes back to bos
10:55
ballex –  cassell misses 3
10:55
ballex –  cassell still hasnt met a shot he doesnt like
10:55
ballex –  bos timeout
10:59
ballex –  lamar odom with 15pts of 7/7 shooting
10:59
ballex –  posey misses 3 off corner
10:59
ballex –  vujacic misses 3
10:59
ballex –  kobe misses 3
11:00
ballex –  kg excellent 5 foot jumper
11:00
ballex –  23-45 lal, 4:26 in 2nd
11:00
ballex –  radmanovic misses 3
11:00
ballex –  allen sinks 3
11:00
ballex –  time out lal
11:02
ballex –  bill walton and kareem sitting side by side
11:02
ballex –  one day thatd by kobe and pierce
11:02
ballex –  kobe misses
11:02
ballex –  posey fouled off undergoal attempt
11:03
ballex –  posey sinks FT
11:03
ballex –  gasol misses running hook
11:03
ballex –  posey sinks 3
11:03
ballex –  bos starting to come back, 14 pts difference now
11:04
ballex –  lal turnover
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11:04
ballex –  14 pts from 24
11:04
ballex –  pierce sinks 3
11:04
ballex –  11 pt lead now
11:04
ballex –  oh no its ony a 2, so 12 pt lead
11:04
ballex –  fisher sinks excellent left layup on broken play, and 1
11:07
ballex –  bos is rallying
11:08
ballex –  fisher sinks FT
11:08
ballex –  fisher has 3 rings right?
11:08
ballex –  rondo scary pass to allen allen misses 3
11:08
ballex –  gasol dunks on allen, excellent triangle set
11:09
ballex –  gasol with 7
11:09
ballex –  33-50 lal, 1:47 on 2nd q
11:09
ballex –  allen shooting FTs on illegal defense called on kobe
11:10
ballex –  posey snks another 3, off pierce assist
11:10
ballex –  radmanovic blocked by kg
11:10
ballex –  allen misses 3
11:10
ballex –  fisher fouled
11:10
[Comment From carlo]
hey your faster than the nba site!!!
11:10
[Comment From carlo]
yeah
11:10
[Comment From carlo]
l
11:11
ballex –  siempre i have esp

11:11
ballex –  lol
11:11
ballex –  fisher sinks both FTs
11:11
ballex –  pierce fouled, foulbaiting on kobe
11:11
[Comment From carlo]
galing galing men
11:12
ballex –  i hate flopping, but it works what can i say
11:12
ballex –  kobe sits
11:12
ballex –  38-52 lal, 52 left in 2nd
11:13
ballex –  pierce sinks FTs
11:13
ballex –  lal turnover off gasol
11:13
ballex –  pierce misses good attempt
11:13
[Comment From carlo]
gary your really astig
11:13
ballex –  gasol sinks excellent layin
11:14
ballex –  gasol is so impressive with his ambidexterous layups. he can play just as well either way.
11:14
ballex –  id take him over dunkers anyday
11:14
ballex –  #*!@ radmanovic still not using his head. fouls rondo off dying seconds.
11:15
[Comment From carlo]
???
11:15
ballex –  yeah ariza is excellent
11:16
ballex –  farmar beats buzzer on coast to coast. end of lal. boston players looking at their feet, lal players smiling and slapping hands.
11:16
carlo –  cool
11:18
ballex –  end of 2nd
11:20
ballex –  vp noli pag ibig commercial is stupid and obviously self promotional. not all landladies are like that, and if pag ibig wants to promote something they dont have to use him.
11:21
ballex –  at least its better than those ‘ramdam ko ang asenso’ commercials. those make me want to throw my tv out the window.
11:21
ballex –  my 20 year old 14″ reliable sony tv.
11:23
ballex –  bos 40, lal 58 halftime.
11:23
ballex –  get your cr breaks gentlemen. you have a few more mins.
11:32
[Comment From carlo]
hope ariza can get his minutes
11:32
ballex –  yeah im an ariza fan
11:32
ballex –  ok i have my coffee fresh from the microwave. ready to go.
11:34
ballex –  i think boston’s problem has to do with what we’ve been talking about  from day one of  ‘the big three’ – their point guard. rondo has managed to jell, but he is injured. the problem is, the substitute PG is cassell, who is the exact opposite of Rondo.
11:34
ballex –  Cassell loves to shoot, while Rondo hates shooting.
11:35
ballex –  bos players dont therefore know what to do whenever plays start in cassells hands. do they position for a shot or a play? it resulted in at least 3 turnovers if i remember right.
11:36
ballex –  that introduces hesitation in boston’s play. no team needs that, esp in the finals, playing in hostile ground.
11:37
ballex –  i love the super super slow mo with 70’s wailing guitar music in the background.

11:37
ballex –  that really captures what a boston vs. la nba finals game really is.
11:37
ballex –  classic stuff
11:37
ballex –  start of 3rd
11:38
ballex –  pierce suckered bryant again on a foul. dang.
11:38
ballex –  pierce likes the ubuntu, and i’m using ubuntu. cool.
11:39
ballex –  odom fails undergoal attempt
11:39
ballex –  kg again on another 14 ft attempt sinks it
11:39
ballex –  kobe on sweet j from the right
11:39
ballex –  floater from rondo
11:40
ballex –  gasol bricks open j
11:40
ballex –  bos possession
11:40
ballex –  kg misses j, allen for reb
11:41
ballex –  garnett baseline move. 12 pt lead now.
11:41
ballex –  odom tries strong move, fouled by perkins. perkins looks hurt.
11:42
ballex –  perkins looks very hurt, going to locker room.
11:42
ballex –  lamar sinks both fts.
11:43
ballex –  pj brown misses j
11:43
ballex –  kobe radmanovic give and go sinks 2
11:43
ballex –  kg waaay far jumpshot miss
11:43
ballex –  kobe sinks 2 off pierce face
11:44
ballex –  kg pass miscue to rondo / brown results in ball sailing out of bounds.
11:44
ballex –  48-66 lal, 8:26 in 3rd
11:45
ballex –  odom bad pas to radmanovic, turnover. wouldve been an all alone 3
11:45
ballex –  posey misses 3
11:46
ballex –  kobe contested j miss, goes to odom rebound
11:46
ballex –  fisher sinks j off gasol pass. patient play.
11:46
ballex –  bos timeout
11:48
ballex –  boston isn’t playing well at all. score isn’t far but there is no flow whatsoever. boston’s old bad habits are coming out again. their players just are not jelling.

11:50
ballex –  remember kids. one day it wont be kareem you’ll see at the stands. itll be kg, pierce and kobe.
11:50
ballex –  pierce sinks j
11:50
ballex –  kobe bricks j
11:50
ballex –  posey misses 3 off excellent allen pass
11:51
ballex –  radmanovic misses layup, fouled. great cut to basket. no help from bos bigs.
11:51
ballex –  50-69 lal, 6:04 3rd
11:51
ballex –  radmanovic sinks both FTs
11:52
ballex –  whhhhaaat a layup by pierce. wow.
11:52
ballex –  radmanovic airballs 3
11:52
ballex –  house sinks j
11:53
ballex –  posey bliocks kobe
11:53
ballex –  fisher gives playoff foul to allen fastbraek.
11:53
ballex –  correction, it was pierce who blocked kobe.
11:54
ballex –  kobe terrific alley oop ot gasol off broken play
11:54
ballex –  posey misses all alone 3
11:55
ballex –  odom loses ball, remains with lal off posey swipe
11:55
ballex –  odom travelled, but foul called off posey on odom spin to basket
11:55
ballex –  even the calls are going the lal way
11:56
ballex –  house excellent pass to posey, sinks 2 underneath
11:56
ballex –  bos stealleads to allen layin
11:57
ballex –  lal timeout 72-61 la
11:59
ballex –  why do they notice jack nicholson but not donald sutherland sitting right beside him
12:00
ballex –  kobe misses running j
12:01
ballex –  pierce called on obvious elbow to ariza
12:01
ballex –  oops that kg foul pala
12:01
ballex –  posey called for 5th foul off gasol
12:02
ballex –  gsaol sinks 1 of 2 fts
12:03
ballex –  pierce with one of those incredible high light moves, 1 against 3 layup, sinks layin
12:03
ballex –  booed as he is helped getting up
12:03
ballex –  by inglewood faithful probably
12:03
ballex –  73-64 lal. 1:53 in 3rd
12:04
ballex –  gasol misses dunk off great kobe pass off broken play
12:04
ballex –  house sinks 3
12:05
ballex –  lead just 6 now
12:05
ballex –  kobe misses j, well guarded by pierce
12:05
ballex –  kg brings down ball
12:05
ballex –  allen fouled by vujacic
12:06
ballex –  tony allen now playing for bos, 1st time i think, for the finals
12:06
ballex –  68-73 lal, 41.2 in 3rd
12:07
ballex –  farmar ran out of time, forced airball 3
12:07
ballex –  last shot coming
12:07
ballex –  pj brown dunks on kobe, all alone from the baseline
12:07
ballex –  73-71 lal, end of 3rd
12:10
ballex –  i wanna see that dunk again. what a defensive breakdown.
12:11
ballex –  start of 4th
12:12
ballex –  kobe well defended , passes to turiaf underneath, turiaf is fouled
12:13
ballex –  turiaf misses 1st
12:13
ballex –  turiaf misses both FTs
12:13
ballex –  pierce misses, powe fails layin attempt but fouled by turiaf, no FTs
12:14
ballex –  pierce called for off foul on right side j
12:14
ballex –  kobe misses 3, ball still with lal
12:14
ballex –  vujacic misses 3
12:15
ballex –  house misses j
12:15
ballex –  ball still with bos
12:15
ballex –  vujacic called for foul on allen, away from ball
12:16
ballex –  leon powe ties game on turaround shot
12:16
ballex –  kobe misses j
12:16
ballex –  powe misses try in paint off brown pass
12:16
ballex –  kobe sinks layin
12:17
ballex –  pierce unbelievable tough shot on top of key
12:17
ballex –  pierce called on foul off kobe, kobe actually bounced ball of pierce  foot.
12:17
ballex –  lal timeout
12:19
ballex –  i just realized its payday friday. there’s certainly a lot of basketball talk going around tonight.
12:20
ballex –  just a word of advice for all the guys out there. dont talk basketball to your dates. they dont like that. they pretend they do, but they dont. trust me.
12:21
ballex –  ok here we go
12:21
ballex –  odom misses 3
12:21
ballex –  75 all
12:21
ballex –  kg misses turning shot in the paint
12:22
ballex –  kobe sinks shot in front of pierce.
12:22
ballex –  my god what a match up
12:22
ballex –  farmar with rebound off bos mss
12:22
ballex –  kobe misses free shot off of excellent fake
12:22
ballex –  kg sinks j off same shot as earlier
12:23
ballex –  turiaf misses j
12:23
ballex –  agree with henson, no confidence in turiaf shot
12:23
ballex –  turiaf defends brown on shot
12:23
ballex –  odom sinks layin
12:23
ballex –  from bryant assist
12:24
ballex –  turiaf called on blocking foul on pierce.
12:24
ballex –  gasol comes back in replaces turiaf
12:24
ballex –  pierce misses j
12:25
ballex –  kobe slamdunk on open court
12:25
ballex –  pierce did not defend, looks hurt
12:25
ballex –  then again, he always looks hurt.
12:25
ballex –  i mean, how can i forgive him after that game 1 acting job.
12:25
ballex –  who does he think he is, willis reed? larry bird? bernard king???
12:26
ballex –  not yet man. probably one day, but not yet.
12:27
ballex –  youre playing for the celtics man. the celtics dont fake it.
12:27
ballex –  ok enough. back to the game.
12:27
ballex –  congratulations to petron for making bumgarner NOT look hot.
12:29
ballex –  allen near turnover, posey sinks 3
12:29
ballex –  kobe bricks running j. man does he want that back.
12:29
ballex –  gasol terrific shot off fake
12:30
ballex –  kg gets foul off gasol.
12:30
ballex –  why doesnt gasol do that more often? that doesnt look defendable.
12:31
ballex –  kg sinks 2 of 2 FTs
12:31
ballex –  odom misses terrific attempt
12:31
ballex –  house sinks another 3
12:31
ballex –  83-84 bos
12:31
ballex –  lal timeout
12:32
ballex –  sorry, bos timeout
12:33
ballex –  odom couldve sunk that clutch, changed the game
12:33
ballex –  3:43 left 83-84 bos
12:33
ballex –  pierce misses, allen rebound
12:33
ballex –  bos sets
12:33
ballex –  allen sinks layin
12:34
ballex –  vujacic misses j, odom reb
12:34
ballex –  farmar misses 3
12:35
ballex –  kg sinks shot in paint.
12:35
ballex –  kg taking my advice. that move is undefendable.
12:35
ballex –  lal timeout
12:35
ballex –  83-88 bos
12:37
ballex –  go laker girls!
12:37
ballex –  thats quality tv right there
12:38
ballex –  that’s jesus laying up. you cant beat that.
12:39
ballex –  83-88, bos, 2:03 left in 4th
12:39
ballex –  kobe fouled off play, sinks 1st FT
12:39
ballex –  sinks both FT
12:39
ballex –  sinks both FT
12:40
ballex –  pierce fouled by gasol on two man game with KG
12:40
ballex –  bad foul as pierce wasnt gonna shoot
12:40
ballex –  lal in penalty, pierce misses 1st FT
12:40
ballex –  makes 2nd FT
12:41
ballex –  kobe fouled by pierce
12:41
ballex –  bos not in penalty
12:41
ballex –  kobe sinks spinning layin
12:41
ballex –  posey sinks another dagger 3
12:42
ballex –  fisher sinks 3
12:42
ballex –  fisher credited with just 2
12:42
ballex –  bryant fouls pierce
12:42
ballex –  89-92 bos
12:43
ballex –  46 sec left
12:44
[Comment From carlo]
pierce fakin it
12:44
[Comment From carlo]
kainis
12:45
ballex –  46.86 secs left, bos 4 pt lead
12:45
ballex –  pierce sinks both FTs
12:45
ballex –  kobe feeds gasol for dunk
12:46
ballex –  allen just walks into a layup

12:46
ballex –  absolutely no help defense after allen beats vujacic. incredible defensive black mark.
12:47
ballex –  bos is gonna steal this one.
12:48
ballex –  vujacic was counting on the help D, but gasol was late and so was fisher.
12:48
ballex –  ‘jesus parts the yellow and purple sea’ sounds like a good title.
12:49
ballex –  15 seconds to go
12:49
ballex –  vujacic mises kobe misses
12:49
ballex –  house is fouled, 3.6 secs left
12:50
ballex –  house sinks 1st FT of 2.
12:50
ballex –  97-91 celtics, end of game 4
12:51
ballex –  thanks to the thousands of ppl who viewed this (minus 999) 😀
12:52



NBA Finals Game 3; Liveblogging Attempt #2

nba finals game 2 (06/11/2008) 
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10:18
test test

10:19
alright here we go. sorry for the delay. had to install firefox 2. patting myself on the back for getting it done in 30 secs.

10:20
starting after the 1st TO. Bryant shoots 1st FT after Rondo foul. He’s missed twice already. missed 2nd as well.

10:20
bos 2 lal 9
10:21
pierce misses
10:21
kobe blocked by rondo, no foul.
10:21
pierce stepback 3 miss.
10:21
la turnover.
10:21
allen shoots 3
10:21
this coveritlive thing is a bit too slow. dang. need something better i think.
10:22
radmanovic short on shot
10:22
rondo all alone underneath, makes 2 off of perkins assist
10:22
kobe J fallaway
10:23
radmanovic ticky tack foul off of rebound.
10:23
bos 7 lal 11
10:24
pierce misses of underneath stab
10:24
allen fouls kobe, bit of a flop but a pretty good one
10:24
bos 7 lal 11, 4:59 left in 1st, kobe shoots 1st FT
10:25
posey replaces allen
10:25
kobe shoots 2nd FT
10:25
sinks rather
10:25
rondo turnover leads to fisher J
10:28
rondo sinks all alone perimeter J
10:28
sorry about that. tricky internet connection.

10:29
radmanovic gets 3rd foul off of silly attempt to chase loose ball. posey suckered him on that one. then again, anyone can sucker radmanovic. the man just doesnt know how to play smart.
10:32
end of time out. poset starts FTs

10:32
bos 17, lal 17 2:29 left in 1st
10:32
oops, bos 16 i meant
10:33
vujacic bricks 3 attempt
10:33
pierce guarded well by vujacic
10:33
vujacic fouled by pierce
10:34
his 2nd foul, no points yet.
10:34
vujacic sinks 1st, misses 2nd ft,boston rebound
10:34
pierce assists to pj brown, sinks J
10:35
cassell shoots j
10:35
bos 20 lal 18 52 secs left
10:35
turiaf misses
10:35
cassell bricks 3
10:35
vujacic misses layup but gets fouled
10:36
leon powe and rondo gets ready to come in
10:36
bos 20 lal 19 24secs left
10:37
some craziness happenning, a whistle is blown bothering vujacic FT
10:37
score tied
10:38
1.3 secs left, powe fouled, allen comes in for possible 3
10:38
fisher comes in to defend
10:38
posey misses of attempt, end of 1st q
10:38
20 all
10:43
start of 2nd

10:43
sam cassell fouled by farmar
10:43
classic cassell, never met a shot he didnt like
10:43
cassell misses
10:44
kobe shoots j
10:44
unlike game 1, kobe playing in 2nd
10:44
powe misses
10:44
kobe tries to j, gets fouled, on way to FTs
10:45
20-22 lal, 10:48
10:45
kobe sinks 2 FTs
10:45
vujacic fouls allen
10:46
powe travels, guarded well by walton
10:46
walton misses layup
10:46
allen shoots right side j
10:46
walton and farmar sink 2 off excellent two man play
10:47
powe attempt miss, challenged, results in TO
10:47
22-26 lal 9:25
10:47
vujacic sinks 3 off excellent lal play
10:48
kh guarded well misses
10:48
farmar and pj brown tussle off bos rebound
10:48
lal timeout
22-29 lal, 8:50 left
10:49 [Be Right Back Countdown] 5 minutes 
10:49 [Be Right Back Countdown] 10 minutes 
10:54
kg misses. bryant sinks j, 6 pt lead lal
10:54
offensive foul pj brown
10:55
25-31 lal 6:47
10:55
farmar sinks all net 3
10:56
boston turnover, foul by someone
10:56
walton miss
10:56
kg finally scores off ray allen alley oop on fastbreak
10:58
omg i just realized i mis named this as game 2 when it should be game 3
10:58
how the hell can i change it?
10:58
oh well
10:58
time out LA
11:00
vujacic sinks J off excellent fake
11:00
he’s playing excellent
11:00
kg misses, bos turns it over
11:00
kobe resting
11:01
vujacic sinks another J, ten points off same spot
11:01
walton blocks pierce
11:01
pierce sinks undergoal stab
11:02
garnett fouls turiaf. holding foul.
11:02
jack nicholson pumping his fist
11:02
bryant comes in, sinks jumper off same spot as vujacic
11:02
ugly pierce 3 attempt airballs
11:03
kobe fouled by rondo on shooting attempt
11:03
gasol fouled hard underneath by perkins
11:03
gasol goes for FTs
11:04
29-40 lal, 3:25
11:04
18 ft attempts by lal, only 2 by bos
11:04
perkins slams one home off rebound
11:05
pierce fouls gasol trying to help kg guard him
11:05
time  out la
11:09
on ginebra commercial, i recognize helterbrand and caguioa, but who is roberto gomez?
11:09
gasol sinks FTs
11:09
bryant gets TF for complaining when he got bumped. ray allen misses TF FT
11:10
31-41 lal 2:18
11:10
rondo possession
11:10
posey misses on strong layup but is fouled
11:11
pierce ang kg combined 2 of 16 from floor
11:11
posey sinks two FTs
11:11
22 secs left in 2nd
11:12
oops sorry 1:49 left in 2nd
11:12
vujacic sinks 3 off corner
11:12
sorry thats just a two
11:12
33-43 lal 1:32
11:13
DA MACHINE
11:13
allen is fouled, misses first FT
11:13
sinks 2nd FT
11:14
gasol pass to outside intercepted, turns it over
11:14
kg travels, struggling, 9 rebounds 2pts
11:14
gasol misses layup off excellent pass by fisher
11:15
terrific pick and roll
11:16
lal Time out
11:16
gasol misses j
11:16
allen sinks 3
11:16
23s left
11:17
kobe fouled off attack
11:17
37-43 lal 6.3
11:17
house comes in
11:18
kobe misses two FTs
11:18
rondo misses off of dying seconds. 43-37 lal. clearly heard “GET UP BITCH!” from Kobe, trying to will in his 2nd FT
11:20
end of 2nd
11:30
[Comment From Chino T]
Ano po ginagawa nyo?
11:31
liveblogging po
11:39
man seeing anthony keidis is great. I wonder if Jack Nicholson already talks to him. I think Nicholson snubs everybody.
11:40
ok start of 3rd

11:40
rondo travels, turns it over.
11:40
37-43 lal
11:41
odom turns it over
11:41
rondo falls on fastbreak, looks hurt
11:41
rondo walks gingerly back to bench; cassell coming in
11:42
odom misses, previously allen turned it over
11:42
house almost turns it over
11:42
pierce misses
11:43
gasol rebound
11:43
bryant sinks j off the glass, guarded by allen
11:43
house misses j
11:43
kobe misses
11:44
allen gets easy layup off kg pass
11:44
39-45 lal
11:44
kobe shoots j in paint
11:44
bryant fouls pierce
11:45
radmanovic fouls perkins, perkins gets continuation
11:45
41-47 lal 8:50, walton replaces radmanovic
11:46
fisher misses j
11:46
allen sinks layup
11:46
bryant is blocked, but fouled on 2nd attempt
11:46
time out lal
11:50
eddie house almost forces turnover
11:50
bryant rebounds off odom desperation 3
11:50
trevor ariza sinks 3
11:51
only 2 sorry
11:51
garnett misses spectacular dunk, is fouled
11:51
43-49 lal 7:29
11:52
kg misses 1st FT, sinks 2nd
11:52
bryant turns it over
11:52
pierce misses 3
11:52
boston retains possession
11:53
house sinks 3
11:53
fisher misses 2
11:53
allen misses j
11:53
fisher misses lob to gasoll, turn over
11:54
kg sinks hookshot off 1 on 1 with gasol
11:54
gasol turns it over
11:54
kg sinks j off left
11:55
51-49 bos, 4:58
11:55
bryant is fouled off attempt
11:55
bryant misses 1st,
11:56
i think thats donald sutherland in the background on the 1st row
11:56
bryant sinks 2nd FT
11:56
allen sinks 3
11:56
lal timeout
12:00
allen has 19 pts
12:00
la possession
12:00
odom sinks excellent power hook
12:01
kg misses j
12:01
ariza misses 3
12:01
perkins manhandles odom d, sinks hook
12:01
odom miss j
12:02
boston misses
12:02
ariza sinks layup off almost botched lal play
12:02
kg nails j
12:02
58-54 bos
12:03
bryant lays it up
12:03
bryant fouls allen off 3pt attempt, to be given 3 FTs, bryant 2nd foul
12:03
58-56 bos, 3:02 in 3rd
12:04
allen sinks all 3 FTs
12:04
61-56 bos, 1:58 in 3rd
12:04
kobe sinks twisting layup
12:05
kg obvious travel, misses j
12:05
boston retains, gasol fouls pj brown on follow up attempt
12:06
lal timeout
12:07
bryant rests, 26 pts
12:08
pj brown misses 1st FT, sinks 2nd
12:08
gasol excellent semi hook
12:08
pj brown misses
12:08
odom misses
12:09
big missed lal opportunity
12:09
pj brown misses left side j, after ray allen dribbling exhibition
12:09
end of 3rd quarter
12:13
start of 4th
12:13
vujacic sinks 3
12:14
ray allen sinks 3 off  corner
12:14
powe fouls odom, away from ball
12:14
bryant misses turnaround
12:15
2nd chance points oppty for bos, off brown miss
12:15
house fouls bryant, pulling jersey
12:15
farmar misses 3 attempt
12:16
bryant intercepts ball, stops pick and roll between house and powe
12:16
pierce comes back in
12:17
65-63 bos, 10:08 4th
12:17
pierce misses
12:17
odom called for offensive foul, off powe
12:18
pierce terrific pass to powe, powe is fouled by turiaf, powe talks to turiaf
12:19
powe misses 1st FT, sinks 2nd
12:19
66-63 bos, 9:18 4th
12:19
bryant is fouled off explosion to basket
12:20
bryant misses 1st FT, sinks 2nd
12:20
pierce charges on farmar
12:20
bos timeout
12:24
ok here we go, almost at the end
12:24
vujacic misses 3
12:24
last touch on vujacic
12:25
turiaf blocks kg
12:25
walton fouled by allen attempting a pass to vujacic
12:26
vujacic sinks j
12:26
posey gets excellent layup off handoff from kg, is fouled
12:26
rondo comes back, replaces house
12:26
66 all, 7:59 in 4th
12:27
posey sinks 1st and 2nd fts
12:27
gasol misses 2nd chance off kobe miss
12:28
kg misses a prayer, bos ran out of shotclock, excellent double team lal
12:28
lal possession
12:29
bryant sinks all alone 3
12:29
lob to kg miss
12:29
fisher is fouled by rondo off attempt
12:29
both fall down, horrible flopfest
12:30
68-69 lal, 6:27 4th
12:30
fisher sinks both FTs
12:30
pierce bad pass, odom intercepts
12:31
bryant is fouled by rondo, goes to FT
12:31
rondo still slow due to injury
12:31
bryant sinks 1st FT and 2nd
12:31
5 pt lead lal
12:32
rondo with rebound, follows up off allen 3 pt miss
12:32
tip by gasol goes in from odom undergoal miss
12:33
allen miss 3
12:33
odom rebounds to kobe
12:33
odom is stripped
12:33
pierce is blocked by vujacic
12:33
lal timeout
12:34
this is certainly one of the most exciting games in the series. la is finally playing well, boston is far from that but is still close
12:37
gasol sinks 2 off odom missed dunk
12:38
70-77 lal 3:50
12:38
pierce sinks layup
12:39
pierce misses FT
12:39
fisher misses 3
12:39
kg fouls gasol off rebound play
12:40
gasol misses first FT,
12:40
now is not the time for trivia, henson
12:40
gasol sinks 2nd ft
12:40
pierce is bailed out by ref, foul by bryant
12:43
testtest
12:43
dang internet dont fail me now
12:44
pierce sinks 1st,
12:45
73-79 bos, 3:22
12:45
pierce sinks both FTs
12:45
vujacic to gasol
12:45
gasol absolutely horrible shot, flopping to pretend he was fouled, terrible
12:46
kg sinks excellent j
12:46
vujacic misses 3
12:46
house misses good attempt
12:47
vujacic nails 3 on corner, after bos gambles on double teaming bryant
12:47
bos misses
12:47
fisher drives in is fouled
12:47
76-81 lal 1:33
12:48
fisher sinks both FTs
12:48
bos timeout
12:49
76-83 lal
12:50
fantastic pick and roll by bos, kg all alone dunk
12:51
on a HALFCOURT
12:51
bryant with a dagger j on top of key
12:51
house with 3
12:51
big big big big shots
12:51
bryant sidestepping move sinks j, 36 points
12:52
87-81 lal, 38 secs left
12:52
is this bryant’s mj moment?
12:53
house misses j, bos still poseess
12:54
house tries 3 again, bos is called for offensive foul
12:54
bryant almost turns it over
12:54
odom is called for offensive foul after trying a dunk
12:55
lakers win game 3 of nba finals, 87-81 at la
12:55



Man liveblogging is hard, and coveritlive.com’s software is a little difficult to use. I want something that’s more like chatting, where you enter text and press (enter). In this case, I have to use the mouse to publish every entry. Annoying if you’re using a laptop sitting in your living room.

Anyway, this is one of the best games this season, with Bryant doing what he knows he needs to do – do an MJ impersonation. I felt that was what was needed anyway, for Kobe to have an MJ moment. And it looks like he did. What’s to lose anyway? Either way, win or lose he’ll have his rest after a few more games, so just let it all hang out.

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