The second round is finally here, which means our Lakers are finally back on TV! I hope you're as excited as we are. Here is your LIVE GameThread — comments update automatically, and we'll have a separate GameThread for the second half.
Tonight's NBA games start with Orlando vs. Boston at 5:00 p.m. PDT, so don't wait for the Lakers game to get in here and get things started. Sound off on the early game, and give us some series predictions, if you feel so inclined. For my part, I see Orlando taking tonight's game, and the series.
We've been extra-busy today, so while you wait, read up on our expectations for the series, and tonight's game:
- For Lakers fans and fans of other teams alike: Our rules and guidelines for participating in the discussion here at SS&R
- DexterFishmore's awesome statistical series preview
- Sideout11's thoughts on what's happening around the rest of the league
- ryebreadraz' series preview, position-by-position
- My series preview for Yahoo! Sports' official NBA blog, the venerable BDL
- timbo's commentary on why the Rockets are tougher than you think
- A Round Table of thoughts and predictions on the series with our SS&R Authors
- My thoughts on what's ailing Andrew Bynum, and what to expect going forward
- My Game 1 preview, with a list of things to look for
Well, haven't we been waiting long enough? Let's get this started!