2010 NBA Playoffs: Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers Final Is Inevitable

May 25th, 2010 by Bobby Lewis Leave a reply »
The Orlando Magic and the Phoenix Suns each gave their fanbases a glimmer of hope with recent victories over the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, respectively. Just when it looked like each conference final was over, the Magic and the Suns pulled out gritty wins to keep hope alive. They each can still get to the NBA Finals.

Except, they won't.

Before Suns and Magic fans start cursing my name, hear me out.

For whatever reason, the Suns do not feel like a threat to the Lakers. This year's Western Conference Finals has a sense of inevitability, like the Lakers are just toying with Phoenix, like the Lakers can end it whenever they see fit.

In Game Three, the Suns went to a zone defense, which was smart because they no longer had to check Kobe Bryant one-on-one. It worked, as the Lakers were clearly caught off guard by the adjustment and went on a bit of a cold streak.

However, the zone is not the savior that some want you to believe it is.

First of all, the Lakers were not taking contested shots. The zone defense basically concedes that "we can't guard your guys one-on-one, so we're going to force yo ...

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