LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Pau Gasol #16 of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Al Harrington #7 of the Denver Nuggets during the second half in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers defeated the Nuggets 103-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
My friends, I don't have a great feeling about this one. I think the Lake Show will get it done to go up two-zilch, but I suspect it's going to be closer than Sunday's contest. Much closer. The Nuggets came into Game One a weary team and have now had a couple days to catch their breath. The Lakers have a habit of following up big wins with lackluster form. And who do you trust to make the better intergame adjustments, George Karl or Mike Brown? Yeah, me too. The difference will be: one team still has Andrew Bynum, and one team still doesn't. And Andrew Bynum is still quite tall.
Welcome alcohol back into your life whenever someone mentions:
- Illegal defense,
- Amare Stoudemire punching a fire extinguisher,
- How Andre Miller is from Los Angeles,
- "A playoff series doesn't start until the road team wins a game," or
- Jordan Hill's felony charge.
Let's watch us some basketball!