I hope everyone is watching the NBA Finals each and every night because the intrigue alone has made it must see television. Last night Kobe Bryant and the Lakers used a huge 4th quarter effort to beat the Nuggets 103-94 and take a 3-2 lead in the series. I said yesterday that the winner of Game 5 would win the series, and it was reinforced after the game when Denver complained about the referees. The NBA has the worse officials in all of pro sports, BUT when a team is complaining about them it is a sure sign that the end is near. The refs aren’t the reason the Nuggets lost; it was the great passing of Kobe Bryant. The refs didn’t allow Lamar Odom to have his best game of the series, the mediocre play of the Denver big men did.
Everyone is saying that the Lakers will lose Game 6 and finish the series at home Sunday, but I am saying RIGHT NOW, that the Lakers will win Game 6 tomorrow in Denver to move on to the NBA finals and the Nuggets will still be blaming the officials.
Tonight the Orlando Magic have a chance to finish off the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 and I am going out on a limb and saying that they WILL do it. Lebron James and company will start their vacation early and the countdown clock for Lebron to New York will start at around 12:15 am Friday.