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LIVE GameThread - Finals Game 4 - Pregame & 1st Quarter

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This is a chess match between Phil Jackson and Stan Van Gundy. PJ made the first move, and it took SVG two games to strike back. Now it's PJ's move again. Will it be as strong as his initial play?
This is a chess match between Phil Jackson and Stan Van Gundy. PJ made the first move, and it took SVG two games to strike back. Now it's PJ's move again. Will it be as strong as his initial play?

Hey folks!

Long time no liveblog. The first two games were in Staples Center, and while I was up at the game, my computer was down at my media cubicle in the "basement"; for Game 3, I was at ESPN Zone – and wouldn't you know, such a big time sports bar doesn't even have wireless internet! Today, however, I am at Buffalo Wild Wings – which, in my opinion, is way better than ESPN Zone anyways. And it's got internet.

Today's game should be interesting. I fully expect a solid game from the Lakers, but don't discount the Magic either. They know the Lakers will look to bounce back, and you can bet they don't intend to allow it.

The good news is that it is the Lakers' turn to make adjustments. In the first two games, their defensive strategy gave the Magic fits. In Game 3, Orlando showed that it could make the necessary adjustments to find the weaknesses in the defense. It is the Lakers turn, now, to make adjustments, and I feel confident that PJ can do that. If he can make the necessary adjustments between games, he can have the Magic once again trying to make adjustments on the fly. It's a game of oneupmanship, and hopefully the Lakers' next move is a strong one.

Look for the Lakers to come out with intensity, and personally, I'm expecting Facilitator Kobe to start the game. Weigh in with your pre-game thoughts, and let's get this thing kicked off and rolling.

Go Lakers!