Lakers are nothing special... they are IMO the most overvalued team in the whole NBA.... just because they have Shaq, Kobe, Payton and Malone they are not the team who wins the Championships.
Did you see already some games of the current series Houston vs LA? LMAO
they just got lucky that Houston lacks playoffs experience, they should trail the series 1-3 instead of leading 3-1... they got luck in game 1 and in game 4 with that overtime victory as Houston had a 5 point (or whatever) lead 90 seconds before the end.
An experienced team will punish the Lakers, I believe.
The Mavs' problem is that they can't rebound... just look at game 4, they got killed and outrebounded.
my predictions are:
- no team from the East wins it
- my current favourites for the championship are Minnesota and San Antonio
considering Minnesota: I'm glad they lead 3-1 now, I really like Kevin Garnett very much. IMO he's the most versatile player in the NBA. Just look at his stats, he's posting 20-10-5 seasons in a row, the fourth, the fifth year in a row!!!! I'm not sure, but I think nobody did that ever before... GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!
I was about damn time for Minnesota to survive the 1st round in the playoffs! couldn't do it the last years. leading 3-1 should do it now, I hope *g*