Here was what I told Kelly Dwyer at Ball Don't Lie before the series started:
Prediction: Rockets win Game 1, Lakers win games 2 and 3, Rockets win Game 4, Lakers win Game 5, Rockets win Game 6 and then anything can happen. Will the rich price out the true diehard in the upper deck at Staples for Game 7, negating home court advantage a bit? I don't know, but I do know this series is going seven games.
See, I have proof!!!: Ball Don't Lie
I don't know what happens in Game 7. Frankly, I don't much care. I don't believe in "moral victories" really, but it really is a huge step that the Rockets got this far. Don't stop believing though, the Rockets can beat the Lakers in Game 7. LA is snakebit right now, they can't believe what just happened. You could see Kobe at the end of the game, he knows that anything can happen in winner take all game. His teammates openly quit in the fourth quarter on him, and the Rockets defense made him work 10X harder to get a good look. He's Kobe, so of course he hit a lot of them. But the Rockets weathered the 3rd quarter storm and took the game in epic fashion.
So Houston Rockets fans, what's your prediction:
Who wins Sunday?
Lakers by 10+ (403 votes)
Lakers by 5-9 (135 votes)
Lakers by 1-4 (56 votes)
Rockets by 1-4 (469 votes)
Rockets by 5-9 (383 votes)
Rockets by 10+ (207 votes)
1653 total votes