GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 135-110 ats…56%
NBA 94-87 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
LOS ANGELES LAKERS (+2.5) @ ORLANDO MAGIC
After an evening of blowing FT's like Pamela blows the captain of a rocker-yacht and getting stripped in the final minute like Kobe Tai in the final scene of "All Tai'd Up", don't you get the feeling Stan the Hedgehog & Co. might be in trouble. And considering Orlando shot almost 63% from the field, Rafer Alston was almost unstoppable, and they still only won by a couple, I have a feeling we might see a double-digit victory from the eventual champs.
Call this a Greggy G guarantee if you'd like, but I'm more confident than A-Rod with a call-girl that Mr. Odom will have a monster game as the Magic game-plan to stop Kobe. Especially with Gasol garnering plenty of attention around the bucket and in the high-post, look for Lamar to have plenty of easy looks and to attack the basket with some crazy aggression tonight. Throw-in some better defense from Ariza on Orlando's wings, and D-Freak better have 30 & 20 for Orlando to have any chance at another home-court victory!
For all the Magic's success the last two games, Dwight still hasn't found much room to operate and has depended on some monster games from Turkoglu & Lewis to keep things close. So trust me, the Zenmaster will make sure Howard forces plenty of shots as they prevent those two from going off again. BTW, did you know the Lakershow is 6-0 after a loss in the playoffs? As a result, TOUCH ME HERE