Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Lakers win the NBA Championship

The NBA Finals begin tonight on ABC. EA Sports thinks it knows who will win the best-of-seven series.

The company used its NBA Live '09 video game to simulate the series (the game hits stores in October). The result gave the Lakers a 4-3 win. The finals MVP was Kobe Bryant, who averaged 29 points and six rebounds.

A recap of each "game."

Game 1: Celtics win 105-99 behind Kevin Garnett (20 points, nine rebounds, four blocks). Bryant (25 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists) leads the Lakers, who shoot 45 percent compared to Boston's 47 percent.

Game 2: L.A. wins 96-90.

Paul Pierce gets 24 points and nine assists, but Bryant offsets that with 30 points on four three-point shots. Both teams shoot 47 percent, but the Lakers get a big Bryant slam in the fourth quarter, gaining a slim lead they don't give up.

Game 3: L.A. 109, Boston 101.

Bryant goes wild for 36 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. The Lakers win easily at home.

Game 4: Boston evens the series with a 91-88 win at Los Angeles. Ray Allen goes for 29 points on six three-point shots. Boston shoots nearly 50 percent from the field.

Game 5: Pao Gasol's 25-point, 12-rebound performance gives the Lakers a 95-92 win, and Los Angeles is up 3-2 -- just one game from glory.

Game 6: Boston forces Game 7 at home with a 98-97 win. Pierce and Bryant both go for 28 points, but Garnett's fade-away jumper in the final seconds gives the Celts the win.

Game 7: Bryant leads the Lakers to the title in a 106-101 win at the Boston Garden. Bryant finishes with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, offsetting a brilliant performance from Garnett (29 points, 10 rebounds, seven blocks).

Bryant scores 29 of his 38 in the second half.


Anonymous said...

LMAO @ ea sports... they couldnt create a good sports game if they had the worlds best developers, with both hands available enormus ammounts of caffine and an "idiots guide to making video games" hand book

Picking LA to win in a simulation??? ROTFLMFAO shows you how good their games are... LOL...
I'd bet that tey did not even simulate the fact that A.Bynum was injured in the simulation...

Paul Pierce PWNED Kobe and LA...


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