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I feel comfortable declaring tonight's Game Three a must-win for the Lakers. You know it, I know it, the Thunder and Lakers know it. If there's gonna be a last stand, it has to start now.

The Lake Show is favored by 2 1/2 in this one, so enough bettors think the good things the Lakers accomplished in Game Two (rattling Russell Westbrook, forcing a few turnovers) will carry over. It would really be a big help if someone in purple and gold could make a three. Have I ever complained about that before? No, I don't think so.

Have Zooey or Sam ask Siri to mix you another cocktail whenever someone mentions:

  • "This pivotal Game Three,"
  • How no NBA team has ever come back from a 3-0 series deficit,
  • "back to back,"
  • How Staples Center will be just a little busy this weekend, or
  • James Harden's beard.


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