Monday, May 25th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  15 responses

Can the Lakers Muster Up the Energy for Game 4?

They’re a very tired bunch – especially their leader – so it will not be easy: “There was some stat-clarifying to do, and Kobe Bryant provided it. Did he receive one or two IV bags after Game 3?
‘Just one,’ he said in a husky, almost drowsy voice before offering a brief smile…
‘He seemed pretty tired,’ said Gasol, who also played in the Olympics. ‘He and myself are playing a lot of minutes. It’s hard out there for so long at this level, but we’re aware that it’s a time where it’s ‘whatever it takes.’”

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  • Ben


  • Ben

    They can

  • http://slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/fear/ Freedom Fries

    IV really? is this a common thing? Sounds a bit scary. Regular Gatorade not getting the job done?

  • Kas

    gatorade is water, sugar, apple cores and chinese newspapers

  • bs

    both him and lebron and gearing up for their vitamin water spots…..

  • http://hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com/ Jeff Fox

    Since the Lakers tend to only show up every other game this playoffs, I’m guessing “No, they can’t muster up the energy”.

  • http://nicekicks.com MeloMan13

    stop with the nuggets compliments people. haven’t u ever heard of a Jinx??

  • http://www.yahoo.com Royal

    MeloMan13:The nuggets will win,The nuggets will win,The nuggets will win

  • http://www.slamonline.com Blinguo

    JR saying they’re in the NBA finals for the West already is a bigger jinx. But at least nobody will give him the T-Mac treatment from a month ago.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Refs win the game tonight for the Nuggets, keep things interesting.

  • http://jakeandamir.com tealish

    Melo plays average. Kobe plays average until the 4th. Fisher is brutal. CBills hits a Mr Big Shot 3 late after a 4-14 start to keep the game somewhat in reach. Lakers win. I feel it.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    hmm and then tealish woke up to get ready for school.

  • clapzilla

    tealish Was Surprisingly Close. Fisher Was Brutal. He Cripples The Lakers Chances of Winning Every Time He Starts. Oh Wait…

  • melvin ely

    well, apparently, they couldn’t. But I like the tangents developing in this story: LA battling fatigue, and Denver fighting their natural tendency to revert to knucklehead mode and implode. First team to succumb loses this series, so either Kobe collapses while bringing up the ball in game 7 with 5 mins left in the 4th, or JR/Kenyon/Melo/Birdman sticks a shiv into Sasha’s face. Where amazing happens.

  • chintao

    Blinguo has read Stern’s playbook. By the way, I wouldn’t mind seeing all 4 guys shank Sasha, even if it meant foregoing The Finals this year. It would be like “Julius Caesar”, but in the face and without any traitors.