May 08, 2011

Mavericks Sweep Lakers from Playoffs: The Dallas Mavericks pulled off a 4-0 sweep of the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoffs, ending LA's threepeat hopes and sending coach Phil Jackson into retirement a little earlier than expected. Mavs guard Jason Terry scored 9 of 10 three pointers and the entire team shot 20 of 32 threes, both tying NBA records, in a 122-86 stomping that was over by halftime. Lakers Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum both were ejected in the fourth for flagrant fouls.

posted by rcade to basketball at 06:25 PM - 17 comments

Prince Geoffrey: My you chivalric fool... as if the way one fell down mattered.

Prince Richard: When the fall is all there is, it matters.
The Lakers got their asses kicked and lost like the classless assholes they are.

posted by kirkaracha at 06:28 PM on May 08, 2011

I thought about making some comment about now it's time for the Lakers to stop sandbagging, but the only comment that seems appropriate:


posted by graymatters at 06:34 PM on May 08, 2011

Now the lakers have them right where they want them. Wait...

posted by justgary at 06:44 PM on May 08, 2011

85 points from the Mavericks bench! Unreal.

posted by dfleming at 06:45 PM on May 08, 2011

Awesome. Simply awesome. My little fragile Mavs-heart is beaming right now.

It's a shame that Bynum had to pull the most punk-ass chickenshit move I've seen in the NBA in years at the end of Phil's career. I hope he gets his ass (verbally) handed to him on the flight home tonight. Credit is due to the Mavs for not retaliating and finishing the game in a classy way.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:57 PM on May 08, 2011

At last I can start pouring the schadenfreude. Thanks Mavs!

posted by ursus_comiter at 07:34 PM on May 08, 2011

Good for the Mavs to not react to Bynum's stupidity.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 07:52 PM on May 08, 2011

Great win. Nice to erase some of the ghosts of 1988, when Mark Aguirre, Derek Harper and Rolando Blackman were one LA road win from the finals.

Regarding his flagrant foul, Bynum did the same thing to Michael Beasley this season. Watching the way he acted after the Beasley hit, it's clear the guy thinks it's OK to throw his elbow to intentionally hurt people. Doing it to a guy he's got one foot and 175 pounds on is especially cheap.

posted by rcade at 08:08 PM on May 08, 2011

Pathetic showing all around by the Lakers. Glad to see them go.

posted by dyams at 07:14 AM on May 09, 2011

The Lakers got their asses kicked and lost like the classless assholes they are.

Actually, Andrew Bynum showed how much of a 'classless asshole' he can be when he's on the end of losing. Simply embarrassing!

posted by BornIcon at 07:33 AM on May 09, 2011

Not a Kobe-era Lakers fan, but I really hated to see the Phil Jackson-era end like this. He deserved better from his team. This season wasn't just coasting and reserving themselves for the playoffs, but it was as graymatters insinuated, they WERE clearly sandbagging the whole way.

And yeah, though the entire Lakers team deserves a thumbs down, I want to see Bynum get a heavy fine and suspension for that hit on Barea. To me, that was intent to injure.

posted by NerfballPro at 08:29 AM on May 09, 2011

I WAS WRONG and I admit it. If I didn't see with my own eyes I still wouldn't believe it. Not that the Lakers could actually loose but that a two time defending world championship team coached by Phil Jackson could come completely unglued, loose composure and embarrass themselves, their coach and their fans. I obviously came to the wrong conclusion regarding what appeared in the first two games to be a curious lack of coaching from the bench, and a curious lack of desire from the players. That did not look like a team who had any respect for each other or their coach, who was forced to go out on an awfully sour note at the end of a great career. They played so badly the loss appeared purposeful. Credit to the Mavs for a great display of shooting, and class. Especially for showing a lot of composure in not brawling for what happened at the end of the game. Shame on the Lakers who use to be better than that.

Feel free to pile on me, I deserve it in this case.

posted by Atheist at 10:44 AM on May 09, 2011

Shame on the Lakers who use to be better than that.

Except in the Finals earlier this decade against Detroit and Boston (first encounter). Embarrassing collapses in both of those cases as well.

posted by beaverboard at 10:51 AM on May 09, 2011

Good luck selling Orlando on a Bynum and / or Gasol for Dwight Howard trade now.

That talk was always ludicrous, this series just turned up the volume for those who couldn't hear it.

posted by cixelsyd at 10:55 AM on May 09, 2011

My six year old saw the Bynum hit on tv with me. She thinks he should be kicked out forever.

posted by apoch at 11:16 AM on May 09, 2011

Feel free to pile on me, I deserve it in this case.

Meh, predictions are the whole point of sports. That's not even close to the best clunker here.

posted by yerfatma at 12:03 PM on May 09, 2011

Takes a big man not to pile on. Respectfully thank you.

posted by Atheist at 12:22 PM on May 09, 2011

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