I’m rooting as much as anyone (well, maybe not this guy) for the Lakers to win the series. But for those of you who don’t think you have to watch Thursday, that the series is over:
- 1984 Game 3: Lakers 137, Celtics 104. Champion: Celtics
- 1985 Game 1: Celtics 148, Lakers 114. Champion: Lakers
- 1988 Game 5: Pistons 111, Lakers 86. Champion: Lakers
- 2000 Game 5: Pacers 120, Lakers 87. Champion: Lakers
Look, each series is different, and these aren’t all parallels to the current series. But the point is that momentum doesn’t really exist in championship series, and certainly isn’t created by one blowout game.