Re: Detroit vs. LA
- I think Lakers in five. One thing that sticks out to me is that the
matchups for Detroit are absolutely terrible. They can't put Ben
Wallace on Shaq or he'll foul out in 20 minutes, and they can't put
Rip on Kobe without giving up 30 a night. Detroit's bench is far
better, but that matters less in the playoffs than it did during the
season. I suppose if Prince can cover Kobe and Billups blows up it
could go six or seven, but I doubt it.
--- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Dickey"
> >From: "Mike G" <msg_53@h...>the
> >Reply-To: APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com
> >To: APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [APBR_analysis] Detroit vs. LA
> >Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 13:44:44 -0000
> >In any case, the Pistons should not be considered patsies. They
> >don't have injuries that I'm aware of. They don't have holes on
> >offense or defense. And these numbers suggest they should be the
> I am one of the few "crazy" people predicting a Detroit victory in
> championship series. I have this feeling that Chauncey Billupswill
> actually start playing well - which would help their offenseimmensly.
> I also have this feeling that the Lakers feel they've already won.
> I also could easily be wrong - which I've been told by every single
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- --- If having the best player in the regular season is no guarantee,
I'm not sure what else you can do as a GM. That's why they play the
In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "Mike G" <msg_53@h...> wrote:
> --- In APBR_analysis@yahoogroups.com, "mrintp2000" <shzys@n...>a
> >.. I don't know what
> > to conclude ...though... having the best player is anything but
> guarantee of a title. ..suggest
> Well, only 4/34 teams have lost when they had the best individual
> Finals performer. It's highly likely the top player will be from
> the Lakers this year.
> But if you have the best player coming in, but an opponent is the
> best in the Finals, there is almost no precendent that would
> you have a chance to win. It's been a 1-in-16 occurrance
> (Kemp/Jordan in '96).