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NBA Playoffs Rd 1: Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Who will win?   20 votes

  1. 1. Who will win?

    • Utah Jazz
      3
    • Los Angeles Lakers
      17

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[size=4][b](8) Utah Jazz (48-34)[/b][/size]
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PG-[b]#8 Deron Williams[/b]
6'3 208 lbs
Illinois '05
19.4 PPG, 10.6 APG, 47.0 FG%

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SG-[b]#9 Ronnie Brewer[/b]
6'7 227 lbs
Arkansas '06
13.7 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 50.9 FG%

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SF-[b]#34 C.J. Miles[/b]
6'6 227 lbs
Skyline HS '05 (Dallas, TX)
9.1 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 35.2 3PT%

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PF-[b]#5 Carlos Boozer[/b]
6'9 266 lbs
Duke '02
16.2 PPG, 10.4 RPG, 2.2 APG

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C-[b]#13 Mehmet Okur[/b]
6'11 263 lbs
Turkey '01
17.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 44.6 3PT%

[b]Bench Players[/b]
PG-Brevin Knight
SG-Kyle Korver
SF-Andrei Kirilenko
PF-Paul Millsap
C-Kosta Koufos

[size=2][b]Head Coach[/b][/size]
Jerry Sloan

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[size=4][b](1) Los Angeles Lakers (65-17)[/b][/size]
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PG-[b]#2 Derek Fisher[/b]
6'1 205 lbs
Arkansas-Little Rock '96
10.0 PPG, 3.2 APG, 39.7 3PT%

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SG-[b]#24 Kobe Bryant[/b]
6'6 205 lbs
Lower Merion HS '96 (Lower Merion, PA)
26.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.9 APG, 35.1 3PT%

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SF-[b]#3 Trevor Ariza[/b]
6'8 210 lbs
UCLA '04
8.9 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 31.6 3PT%

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PF-[b]#16 Pau Gasol[/b]
7'0 260 lbs
Spain '01
18.9 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 3.5 APG

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C-[b]#17 Andrew Bynum[/b]
7'0 285 lbs
St. Joseph HS '05 (Metuchen, NJ)
14.3 PPG, 8.0 RPG, 1.8 BPG, 56.0 FG%

[b]Bench Players[/b]
PG-Shannon Brown
SG-Sasha Vujacic
SF-Luke Walton
PF-Lamar Odom
C-Josh Powell

[size=2][b]Head Coach[/b][/size]
Phil Jackson

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Lakers will take this series in 5 games.

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Lakes in 5.
KT, Bynum is back so it's quite likely Odom will be coming off the bench.

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Jazz are playing like crap right now, this might be a sweep.

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Yup I am that lonely 1 who voted for the Jazz. Jazz in 6, you just wait and see, D-Will will go off. If it isn't rigged like it was last year when they met in the playoffs, Utah should and will win this series.

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[quote name='tarheelblue89']Yup I am that lonely 1 who voted for the Jazz. Jazz in 6, you just wait and see, D-Will will go off. If it isn't rigged like it was last year when they met in the playoffs, Utah should and will win this series.[/quote]

Ill wait.. And won't see. If you think the Jazz can win in staples you are crazy. D-Will better go off, but he needs to for the Jazz to have a chance. Lakes in five.

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[quote name='Hawkfanadam']Ill wait.. And won't see. If you think the Jazz can win in staples you are crazy. D-Will better go off, but he needs to for the Jazz to have a chance. Lakes in five.[/quote]

Just look at it this way, if the Jazz can somehow win won at Staples, they will win the series, this series will go atleast 6, because I don't think the Lakers can win at the Energy Solution Arena and their green seats. D-Will will go off, there is no arguing that, but if Boozer can get his act together they have a chance.

Do I really think this is going to happen? No, not really, but to quote the little kid from Angels in the Outfield, "Hey, it could happen..."

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Lakers in 5

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uh sweep. I'll let you guess on that one...:patriot:

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Nice oldschool Jazz logo KT.
Horrible matchup for the Jazz.
Lakers in 5

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So the same Jazz team that has lost 7 out of 9 down stretch by an average of 13 pts. per game and has a 15-26 road record on the season is going to go into the Staples Center where the Lakers are 36-5 on the season and win. I hate the Lakers, but there's no way.

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Lakers will sweep.

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Ok, come on guys. The Jazz are one of the best home teams in the League and especially in the playoffs. If the Jazz get swept you all can call me an idiot, cause it ain't going to happen.

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[quote name='Kevin Greene']Lakes in 5.
KT, Bynum is back so it's quite likely Odom will be coming off the bench.[/quote]

starting lineup updated.

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[quote name='King Taharqa']starting lineup updated.[/quote]

The Lakers might just sweep through the playoffs. This is going to be fun.

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[quote name='love2hateroy']The Lakers might just sweep through the playoffs. This is going to be fun.[/quote]

This is a joke right? Sweep through the playoffs? I may be wrong but, you know I'm not, no other NBA team in HISTORY has swept through the postseason. So by this knowledge, this Lakers team is one of the best teams of all time. PLEASE!!

Oh and I like to see I'm not the other one who thinks the Jazz can actually win this series.

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[quote name='tarheelblue89']This is a joke right? Sweep through the playoffs? I may be wrong but, you know I'm not, no other NBA team in HISTORY has swept through the postseason. So by this knowledge, this Lakers team is one of the best teams of all time. PLEASE!!

Oh and I like to see I'm not the other one who thinks the Jazz can actually win this series.[/quote]



Yes, I was joking, but I definitely think the Lakers could dominate the playoffs. Obviously I could be wrong, but if Bynum plays well they will stomp on people.

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Joe Crawford continues to be one of the worst refs in the game. There is really no point in playing this series if the refs won't even give the Jazz a chance. It's always going to be this way as long as Stern is in office and the refs continue to get on the knees for Phil Jackson. All of these calls are just anticipation fouls and the fact that it is Kobe Bryant that is shooting the ball he must be getting fouled because he isn't allowed to miss shots. Lakers will be in the NBA Finals, not because they are the best team in the west but because the NBA won't let it happen.

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[quote name='tarheelblue89']Joe Crawford continues to be one of the worst refs in the game. There is really no point in playing this series if the refs won't even give the Jazz a chance. It's always going to be this way as long as Stern is in office and the refs continue to get on the knees for Phil Jackson. All of these calls are just anticipation fouls and the fact that it is Kobe Bryant that is shooting the ball he must be getting fouled because he isn't allowed to miss shots. Lakers will be in the NBA Finals, not because they are the best team in the west but because the NBA won't let it happen.[/quote]

So Kobe has 2 free throw attempts at the half. :rolleyes:
Last time the teams played the Jazz shot 47 free throws.
The Lakers have 14 total free throw attempts as a team at the half.
Take off the hater glasses.

The difference is the Lakers ae shooting at a .650 clip, the Jazz .350.
Defense.

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Ok seriously, how can you be this blind. Watch when the Jazz have the ball, how many no calls they get, and how Bynum/Odom just sit in the lane. They don't move an inch. Almost the same exact thing on the offense with Gasol in the lane. And I was just using Kobe as an example, and everytime the Lakers have played the Jazz in the playoffs the Lakers have gotten the more favorable calls and you say the last time they played the Jazz shot more free throws, which was in the regular season right? Obviously I was the only one who watched Game 5 last year when they played and how one-sided of officiating it was.

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The Lakers have shot more free throws than the Jazz in this game and the Jazz first free throws by Harpring did not come till like 8 minutes left in the 2nd.

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[size=5][b]Lakers take Game 1[/b][/size]

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[quote name='tarheelblue89']The Lakers have shot more free throws than the Jazz in this game and the Jazz first free throws by Harpring did not come till like 8 minutes left in the 2nd.[/quote]


The Jazz shot more free throws than the Lakers did today, try finding another excuse.

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