Originally Posted by lbj23clutch
a healthy yao ming dominated LA during the playoffs before he got injured. howard also struggles against elite big men like yao ming. a healthy yao is just as dangerous.
HUH???? At no time did Yao dominate the Lakers, not in the regular season (0-4) and not in the playoffs (1-2).
It was when Yao was injured and the smaller guys ran circles around the Lakers is when the match up problems arose. When Yao was in the game, the pace was much slower - and the Lakers were able to control the tempo.
Lakers played the Rockets better with Yao, than without. That series did not go 7 games if Yao was not injured.