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.
BUILD A MOAT PROTECT THE MONEY.