Sunday, December 27, 2009

NBA Christmas Day Notes

I read the preview about the Lakers game on Christmas, when they played the Cavaliers.

The Cavs talked about how the game was a test for them, to see where they were and how they measured up against the Lakers. They frequently used the word "test" and insisted it was a big game.

Conversely, the Lakers described how they lost to Orlando twice last year in the regular season before beating them in the playoffs. They said it was just another game and not to draw too much meaning from it.

The Cavaliers won handily and lead the final 40 minutes of the game, often by twenty points or more.

This should have been a real red flag for the Lakers, who were non-chalant about the game and were blown out.

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