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Old 05-18-2010, 01:28 AM   #16
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The Lakers own the Suns and Jazz the past few years and the Thunder were wide eyed kids. They haven't been tested yet. We'll see how good they are in the Finals.

Yet they were the hardest series the lakers have had thus far. Sometimes young fresh players are better than old veterans, especially in a run and gun team
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:29 AM   #17
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Favorable matchups have helped, but people need to remember the Lakers are not healthy either.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:31 AM   #18
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the two teams are different even though the roster was only changed up a bit but the change did shake things up...
this years team is a little slower in transition (both ways) than last years... but the defenese has been better, last year i'd say it was 60% offense 40% d.. this year i'd make it 50/50 and there have been many nights this team is winning it mostly with defense which i think in the end will be a deciding factor
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:09 AM   #19
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in the season No. In the playoffs hell yes. playoffs is what counts. So the answer is yes were better this year.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:14 AM   #20
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Next season we'll be even better with Bynum healthy again.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:16 AM   #21
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Next season we'll be even better with Bynum healthy again.

We say that every year If we win it again without his health, they may consider dealing him for someone who will be there at the end of the year. I love the kid, no homo, but he aint dependable
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:25 AM   #22
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The first unit gain some D but lose some O.

The second unit are worse than last year...except when Odom is awake. Odom is like Gump to a box of chocolate, you never know what you going to get.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:36 AM   #23
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Yet they were the hardest series the lakers have had thus far. Sometimes young fresh players are better than old veterans, especially in a run and gun team

I don't think it had anything to do with that. I think both the Jazz and the Suns are mentally defeated before they even step on the the court against the Lakers. Just look at the Suns...two important players to them Dudley and Richardson are petrified by the Lakers. Thunder didn't really know any better except maybe Westbrook being a Kobe stan.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:57 AM   #24
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the west sucks? please look at the eastern conference. contenders boston had a one man team dwade and orlando had 8-0 on the bobcats and hawks. talk about competition.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:14 AM   #25
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Match-ups. It's all about the match-ups.

The match-ups this year favored them more so than last year.

That being said... they beat the Jazz in 5 last season and swept them this season(first team to ever do it). They also had a harder first round opponent this season as well(match-up wise).

I think this Lakers team at 100% health is better than last years team though. No question.
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Old 05-18-2010, 03:20 AM   #26
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lol @ East vs West again.
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