Go Fish: Lakers guard sinks 3s, Magic...

Go Fish: Lakers guard sinks 3s, Magic to give L.A. commanding lead

There are 21 comments on the LA Daily News story from Jun 11, 2009, titled Go Fish: Lakers guard sinks 3s, Magic to give L.A. commanding lead. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

They were down, but hardly out. The Lakers dug deep and found something the Orlando Magic did not have in their arsenal.

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Raoul

Hawthorne, CA

#1 Jun 11, 2009
I am a die-hard Laker fan. I would be lying to you if I told you I don't want Kobe and company to win it all. But I've really come to like and respect the Magic (though I despise Disney). What an entertaining bunch of guys! Most of of all, I've come to like and respect Van Gundy as a coach. How refreshing, funny, self-deprecating and passionate he is! I love the way he goes after sports clichés and how he calls a spade a spade without ever being arrogant or a know-it-all.

A worthy opponent. Brilliant! My second favorite coach!!!

Raoul
lovelakers

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

#2 Jun 11, 2009
It is over baby , the lakers will win 4-1 . I told u all along no team can match the lakers . They have the best player on the planet . All lakers haters go find yourselves something to do in your long summer .
gary remolador

Philippines

#3 Jun 12, 2009
Congrat's Done your Job !
keystone_lakers

Cainta, Philippines

#4 Jun 12, 2009
GO GO GO LAKERS... game 4 just one hell of a game. to magic dont underestimate the heart of a CHAMPION.
DrT

Irvine, CA

#6 Jun 12, 2009
The officials let this one get way out of hand. The foul on Gasol was as flagrant as you will ever see and he should have been tossed.
Checkpoint Charlie

Del Mar, CA

#7 Jun 12, 2009
As the Lakers get closer to winning the championship, I can't help but wonder where Tiffany is. The Celtic lover, Laker hater hasn't posted here lately...could it be the big "L" (FOR LOSER) on her forehead hurts sooooo bad she can't make it to the computer?
Go Lakers

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jun 12, 2009
Good to see Fish make those shots. He's definitely been struggling on the defensive and offensive ends and I wouldn't be surprised if he retires soon. I never realized he and Kobe were rookies together.

The Magic are a really good team. But despite what Van Gundy says about those guys playing 100's and 1000's of games and immune to championship pressure, they do not have the championship experience and as soon as they fall behind their game will fall apart and Lakers will win big. Happened with Cleveland too when they fell behind and the pressure was on.

Go Lakers!
Darrel

Roseland, NJ

#9 Jun 12, 2009
DrT wrote:
The officials let this one get way out of hand. The foul on Gasol was as flagrant as you will ever see and he should have been tossed.
Last night's game was the worst officiated game I have seen so far in the playoffs. The refs did practically everything they could to gift wrap game 4 for the Magic. If I was Phil Jackson and the Lakers had lost game 4, I would have gone into the post game conference, CHECKBOOK IN HAND, and laid into the officiating and the league. The check is on the way Mr. Stern!

Let's take a look at the stats shall we?

1) Personal fouls committed for each team: Lakers 28 - Magic 21. On the surface that doesn't seem like a big difference, but it does when you look at the free throw discrepancy.

2) Total free throws made and attempted for both teams: Lakers 15 of 20 - Magic 22 of 37. What's even more telling is the free throws made and attempted in just the 4th quarter & OT when the game was on the line. The Magic shot 11 of 19. The Lakers?....just 1 of 2 and that was in the last minute of OT after Pietrus committed the flagrant foul on Gasol. I defy any Magic fan to try and explain the 17 free throws difference to me...for the game AND the final 17 minutes of the game. And please don't tell me that Orlando was the more agressive team. That explanation is total BS! Both teams were playing hard when the game was going back and forth and the outcome still in doubt. The Lakers were getting jobbed time and time again with no calls.

2) Dwight Howard is a beast! No doubt about it and the future is extremely bright for this guy. That being said, how does he only commit 4 fouls in this game? Every Laker big man had 2 fouls on them in the 1st quarter alone!! Not to mention, 2 of Howard's fouls were offensive fouls which means in almost 49 minutes of playing time, he committed just 2 fouls on defense??? That's an absolute joke! The box score credits him with 9 blocks, but at least 2 or 3 of those should have been fouls.

3) To show that I am not just one sided, Ariza got away with a non-call in the 3rd or 4th quarter when he was clearly out of bounds and had not re-established himself inbounds.

Bottom line is the officiating was atrocious. It's hard to win basketball games when you are playing 5 against 8 as it sure seemed that way for much of the second half. But the Lakers still managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

PS- Orlando fans, don't even blame the refs for this game. They were clearly in your pocket most of the game. Where you lost the game was the 15 missed free throws and the 17 turnovers.
Seth

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Jun 12, 2009
Where is everyone watching Game 5?! Will Staples Center be showing the game outside, or allowing people inside?
Darrel

Roseland, NJ

#11 Jun 12, 2009
Seth wrote:
Where is everyone watching Game 5?! Will Staples Center be showing the game outside, or allowing people inside?
You planning on rioting if the Lakers win Seth?=)
Seth

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jun 12, 2009
Darrel wrote:
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You planning on rioting if the Lakers win Seth?=)
I didn't buy these fancy rioting gloves for nothing!

“'RESPECT"”

Since: Jan 09

East L.A.

#13 Jun 12, 2009
DrT wrote:
The officials let this one get way out of hand. The foul on Gasol was as flagrant as you will ever see and he should have been tossed.
Ya the refs were one sided all night against the Lakers.
I Love LA - West Virginia

Charleston, WV

#14 Jun 12, 2009
LAKERS are the best! Kobe is the best player in the NBA along with his teammates, LaBraun James may of been given the MVP award, but if he is the King, why doesn't he have any rings!
Don

Torrance, CA

#15 Jun 12, 2009
In the last minute of the game and in overtime we all saw who the superior coach was. Many people thought Jackson was an idiot for taking the ball out in the back court for Fisher to tie the game up with his three. When a coach stays calm his team executes, when a coach panics, his team chokes.
Raoul wrote:
I am a die-hard Laker fan. I would be lying to you if I told you I don't want Kobe and company to win it all. But I've really come to like and respect the Magic (though I despise Disney). What an entertaining bunch of guys! Most of of all, I've come to like and respect Van Gundy as a coach. How refreshing, funny, self-deprecating and passionate he is! I love the way he goes after sports clichés and how he calls a spade a spade without ever being arrogant or a know-it-all.
A worthy opponent. Brilliant! My second favorite coach!!!
Raoul
TimeFOR4A win

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Jun 12, 2009
I DON'T THINK i COULD HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF.... THE REFS WHERE EITHER PAID OR INSTRUCTED TO CALL FOULS IN FAVOR OF ORLANDO.. SOME CALLS WHERE CLEARLY NON-CALLS, BUT WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS, WE ALL KNOW THERE'S NOTHING THAT CAN BE SAID TO CHANGE THE REFS MIND. YOU JUST ADJUST AND PLAY HARDER.... LETS GO LAKERS!!! WHILE I WOULD PREFER YOU WIN IT AT HOME, I'M ALSO OKAY WITH YOU ALL CLOSING IT OUT THIS SUNDAY!!!!
Darrel wrote:
<quoted text>
Last night's game was the worst officiated game I have seen so far in the playoffs. The refs did practically everything they could to gift wrap game 4 for the Magic. If I was Phil Jackson and the Lakers had lost game 4, I would have gone into the post game conference, CHECKBOOK IN HAND, and laid into the officiating and the league. The check is on the way Mr. Stern!
Let's take a look at the stats shall we?
1) Personal fouls committed for each team: Lakers 28 - Magic 21. On the surface that doesn't seem like a big difference, but it does when you look at the free throw discrepancy.
2) Total free throws made and attempted for both teams: Lakers 15 of 20 - Magic 22 of 37. What's even more telling is the free throws made and attempted in just the 4th quarter & OT when the game was on the line. The Magic shot 11 of 19. The Lakers?....just 1 of 2 and that was in the last minute of OT after Pietrus committed the flagrant foul on Gasol. I defy any Magic fan to try and explain the 17 free throws difference to me...for the game AND the final 17 minutes of the game. And please don't tell me that Orlando was the more agressive team. That explanation is total BS! Both teams were playing hard when the game was going back and forth and the outcome still in doubt. The Lakers were getting jobbed time and time again with no calls.
2) Dwight Howard is a beast! No doubt about it and the future is extremely bright for this guy. That being said, how does he only commit 4 fouls in this game? Every Laker big man had 2 fouls on them in the 1st quarter alone!! Not to mention, 2 of Howard's fouls were offensive fouls which means in almost 49 minutes of playing time, he committed just 2 fouls on defense??? That's an absolute joke! The box score credits him with 9 blocks, but at least 2 or 3 of those should have been fouls.
3) To show that I am not just one sided, Ariza got away with a non-call in the 3rd or 4th quarter when he was clearly out of bounds and had not re-established himself inbounds.
Bottom line is the officiating was atrocious. It's hard to win basketball games when you are playing 5 against 8 as it sure seemed that way for much of the second half. But the Lakers still managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
PS- Orlando fans, don't even blame the refs for this game. They were clearly in your pocket most of the game. Where you lost the game was the 15 missed free throws and the 17 turnovers.
SAW

Upland, CA

#17 Jun 12, 2009
The foul on Gasol by Pietrus was vicious and dangerous. He must be suspended for Game 5. I don't want him near my Lakers.
USC fan in vegas

AOL

#18 Jun 12, 2009
The only reason the league isn't taking further action against Pietrus is because they know they need him to play in order to better help the league try to help the Magic win!!! It is so obvious that the league wants the Magic to win and now it looks like at all cost, even as far as letting them hurt our players. If a Laker would have done a foul like that, they would have been fined and suspended!! Too bad the officials can't help the Magic make their free throws or to help them not have so many turnovers. Well too bad league, the Lakers are on a mission and if we have to play with only 5 guys while playing against 8 guys, then so be it. This Laker team is gritty and they are fighters, so bring it on...."GO LAKERS"!!!!!!!
Turnaround

Redondo Beach, CA

#19 Jun 13, 2009
Boom chaka laka laka
Boom chaka laka laka
Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey...

;-)
Sammy

Etobicoke, Canada

#20 Jun 13, 2009
Turnaround wrote:
Boom chaka laka laka
Boom chaka laka laka
Na na na na
Na na na na
Hey hey...
;-)
lmfao.

&fe ature=related

“Hey topix”

Since: Jun 09

roaming ny

#21 Jun 13, 2009
Woot, I'm happy the Lakers pulled out game 4 at the last second. I was praying come half time and then it was like a second later, Ariza started put down those three's and I was like 'wow, we're gonna do it' it was an amazing game to watch.

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