If you ever noticed. I'm not usually commenting in our Game Threads. Not that you should notice, but I usually don't because 1.) I'm superstitious about blog commenting during or on game days, and 2.) I'm always on Twitter instead. So, I'm going to give you the Stray Bullets about last night's Game 2 in Twitter, with my Tweets and Retweets of some of my Twitter buddies. (Shameless plug time. Join Twitter and follow me: @wondahbap, DexterFishmore: @dexterfishmore, Silver Screen and Roll: @LakersBlog_SSR)
For those of you unaware. RT means "re-tweet" Meaning I "re-tweeted" someone else's tweet, so that people following me can read them as well. The italics were added to explain the circumstance and situation of the game at time of tweet. Let's go.
- Deron Williams always hits his first three against us.
(Doesn't it always seem like that. And it usually is in semi-transition and gives the Jazz 8 pts.)
- Tony Brothers always looks confused.
(If he isn't the worst ref in the NBA, he's pretty close.)
- RT@mcten Bynum skies for the two-handed dunk. No look of pain on his face afterward, just exasperation that no foul was called.
(He looked good. I also thought he did as good a job rebounding as we see from him.)
(At this point, the Jazz decided to send a double and front the post with a perimeter defender. Daring the wings to shoot the ball, but while paying too much attention to the post man. Ron knocks down a 3-pointer. Finally.)
(He had trouble getting the shot up. It was a block party last night, and Boozer was the guest of honor. Blocked six times last night.)
(Pau and Andrew take turns swatting Boozer, after which he yells, "God damn!)
(3:25 1Q, 17-15 Jazz. Ron was 1-4 3FGA in the first quarter.)
(Pau is just too tall for Boozer, yet he can still hit that elbow jumper that arcs so high, Derek Fisher is jealous.)
(See what I mean.)
(Boozer. Blocked. Again.)
(When Shannon can keep the ball long enough to jump, he's a great finisher. But too often, he'll try to dribble through three defenders.)
(Yep. They're pretty bad. The Lakers had a huge advantage when the Jazz are healthy, never mind the fact that the Jazz are relying on two guys they keep sending to the D-League. By the way, Kosta, shave your head. Your balding buddy. And take Nenad Kristic with you too.)
(This was in replay to Bill Simmon's tweet:
"At Laker game with @jacoby_ - we can't figure out why Deron Williams has a haircut this bad. Jacoby blames his friends + support system."
- I'm guessing there can't be too many barber shops in Salt Lake catering to African Americans. Just a hunch.)
(Charles said the Lakers bench is just "BE", because they're incomplete. He's right about that. I can't really consider LO a bench guy. So it boils down to the 2 guards. 3 when Sasha is healthy. We all know about the bench issues this year.)
(Offense looks easy against the Jazz. Kobe, Pau, Andrew, and LO can do what they feel. Hence the easy offense.)
(Kobe got everyone involved. The body blows. When he's playing facilitator/scorer, there is still no one better in basketball. He dominates the pace and flow of the game. The head shots came in the 4th.)
(He was blocked AGAIN. Of course.)
(Remember, all of us at SSR picked the Lakers to win in 5. Fesenko and Koufos are the main reason.)
(That's what the Jazz can do. Pray for the friendly home whistle.)
(6:37, 2Q. 34-45 Lakers. Farmar miss a 3-pointer. How much money do you think Farmar lost these past two seasons? Remember when there was talk of him being able to "start" for most teams? Now name one. I can't think of one. Miami? The grass isn't always greener. His play's been inconsistent to horrible.)
(1-5 3FGA now.)
(3:50, 2Q. Kobe gets defensive rebound. Runs fastbreak, dishes a nice pass to Ron Ron, who blows the bunny. Pau cleans up. 39-51 Lakers.)
(Dude knocks the ball out of many ball handlers.)
(Me talking about Farmar. Again.)
(Millsap was killing us. He's a Laker Killer like Carl landry. They might be undersized but they are All-World against us.)
(With that beard and bald head, Fish looks like Mike Jarvis)
(Uh, yeah. Koufos sucks. Remember?)
(He played well. He was killing us. Different guy from last year, whim just stood at 3-Pt line and bricked shots.)
My battery dies during 3rd Quarter. So, let's watch some highlights and pick back up in the 4th. The 3rd was boring anyway. Lakers got too cozy. Farmar came in and stunk up the joint. We'll pick up when it gets closer (and my iTouch recharged).
(3:32 4Q. Ron misses a lay-up after cutting, since Utah wants to leave him open at 3-Pt line. He puts back his own miss. 94-103 Lakers. He needs to do more of that because the Jazz can't be allowed to deny our post entry while he, Farmar, and Shannon Brown brick jumpers.)
(2:28 4Q. 96-105 Lakers. Pau and Boozer face to face. Pau's not backing down. He owns Boozer.)
(2:19 4Q. 97-106 Lakers. After a few great plays, he caps it off with a reverse dunk. Throwback! Crowd is amped. Who says he's getting old?)
(In response to: "@ESPNLandOLakers: Lakers win 111-103. Ugly enough in the fourth to mandate 3 days of "lack of killer instinct" questions. Can't wait. BK" Hey. Let writers go on and on about "killer instinct" I'll take the win everyday of the week. No matter what. Ask the Cavs. I guess no one has the killer instinct? Except when Orlando plays Atlanta. Ouch.)
(In response to a tweet that said the Lakers never trailed. Utah led until 4:45 in the 1st Quarter. The tweet can no longer be found.)
(Pau: 22 pts & 15 rebs. Andrew: 17 & 14. Lamar: 11 & 15. Sweet.)