lakers will win in 7 games
Game 1: Lakers, 101-96
Game 2: Lakers, 98-92
Game 3: Celtics, 98-97
Game 4: Celtics, 89-78
Game 5: Lakers, 88-81
Game 6: Celtics, 112-93
Game 7: Lakers, 94-81
Tough question but im goin lakers in 6. In 2008 they came out to "soft". i think they are coming with a diffrent mindset and being physically tougher i look for artest as a huge impact locking pierce up and the length of the lakers to go at the celtics. lakers in 6 Kobe Finals MVP
Toughness, everyone who talks about the lakers mention how they are tougher now, the only person who really brings toughness is artest, and unfortunately, they need it in a big man, with KG and Perkins(who is better than he was last time this team faced each other) they will dominate on the inside, which is very important in the playoffs. Plus Rondo is gonna eat Fisher alive.Ray Allen is here to play ball people, and dont think he will shy away from scoring 20 on any night. As for Paul Pierce, he is one of those players who is tough enough to deal with artest and still produce, plus we all know ron's not a factor on offense.
Celtics in 6, and thats as good as it gets for the lakers
it depends..if the lakers (especially pau gasol amd lamar odom) try to be finese,then boston willl win it..but if the lakers play physical and stop boston's ball movement and force pierce to ISO artest(make pierce go 1-on1 with artest),i think the lakers have a chance.