Hey guys im fairly new here to SS&R and thought i would complete the initiation by making a fanpost trying to predict the outcome of tonights game down to a tee. So here it goes.
Lakers come out blazing hot, riding the energy of the crowd(....), and by the anticipation of trying to put the critics to bed, they take an early 10-15 point lead. The lead will be between 8-10 points at the end of the first.
Start of the second Lakers get in their "we played 12 good minutes so lets relax" mood, and see the big lead shrivel away while the bench is on the floor, stupid shots by Shannon, and Jordan will lead to easy fast-break points for OKC. The lead will be between 5-9 points at halftime.
To begin the third both teams begin trading baskets for around 6 minutes, the Staples crowd gets anxious, as Lakers havent made a nice cushion yet. Phil calls a timeout and right after Lakers go on some crazy run, ill say 14-5 run, to get a nice cusion entering the 4th. Ill say Lakers ahead by 10-13 at the end of the third.
With the bench in at the beginning of the fourth the lead begins to shrivel yet again, and Phil has to put most of the starters in earlier then he would like, Lakers starters begin playing the clock more then they should, which forces them to take bad shots late in the shot clock. Lead falls to single digits, Laker crowd does their usual "okay i guess its time to make noise, so the players wake up" routine, Lakers close game out strong. Lakers win by 8-12 points.
Leading scorer: Pau
Leading Rebounder: Pau
Leading Assist Man: Kobe
Final Score: 102-93
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