January 26, 2009

The Lakers are Playing into Dominating Form

Come on, admit it, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking very good these past three games. No, make that dominating.

So dominating that the San Antonio Spurs pulled out their starters in the whole fourth quarter because Spurs coach Gregg Popovich though that the game was well out of reach.

Things seem to be looking great in La-la Land these days: The Lakers are on top of the Western Conference with no rival of the same caliber in sight, Jordan Farmar has returned from his injury, Kobe Bryant is getting rest, and Andrew Bynum has morphed into a monster in the last games.

Speaking of Bynum, he played very well in the Spurs game that his effect on both the offensive and defensive ends were felt: he was getting to the line and altering the forays of Tony Parker in the lane. Heck, he even swatted a Tim Duncan shot in the third quarter. I think strong performances until next week will earn him a ticket to the All-Star Game in Phoenix.

I think the Lakers should focus in winning as much as games in the regular in order to secure the home court advantage against the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic in the playoffs. But if the Lakers continue playing this dominating fashion, home court advantage may not be necessary. :P

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