Wednesday, May 05, 2004


Tipoff is about 90 minutes away. I will be groggy in the morning (what else is new?) but I plan to watch as much of the game as possible tonight.

My bet is that the referees will be a determining factor tonight. There's a little professional wrestling in the NBA and considering the huge ratings for game one of this series, the little bit of conspiracy theorist in me wouldn't be surprised if the NBA encouraged calls that might lead to a seven game series.

Keys to the game: Hedo has to remember he's a basketball player. Kobe has to keep forgetting he has other players on his team. Gary Payton must keep pretending he can keep up with Tony Parker.

Prediction: Spurs 87 Lakers 81

Of course remember, if I were psychic I'd be in Vegas.