Chuck asked a question in the Seattle wrap up comments… would you rather beat Utah or LA (assuming we can only pick one). People made valid arguments for both… now we can throw them out the window. We MUST beat the Lakers:
As fate would have it, Jackson will get a chance to pass Auerbach (for the most regular season wins) when the Lakers host the Celtics on Sunday night in the 177th regular-season meeting of the NBA's greatest rivalry. They've faced each other 10 times in the finals, with Boston winning the first eight and the Lakers prevailing in 1985 and 1987.
There is no f'ing way that Boston can allow anyone to pass Red for any sort of milestone. I know it's going to happen, but it can't happen against us. I've always said Phil Jackson is a clown… and he must agree because he's starting to dress like one. He's padded his stats by walking into ready-made winning situations… which makes him look better than he really is.
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