Game number 80. This time next week, the playoffs will have started, and I can't say I'm not already getting a bit nervous. (They say needless double negatives are a symptom of acute hoops-related anxiety.)
Crack another bottle of Laker Premium Lager (well loved by the readers of Beer Advocate!) upon any mention of:
- playoff intensity,
- flipping the switch,
- controlling the tempo,
- momentum going into the postseason, or
- how "no one wants to play the Lakers in the first round."
The stage is yours.