2010 NBA Playoffs: Los Angeles Lakers Are Suddenly Looking Very Vulnerable

May 26th, 2010 by kevin roberts Leave a reply »
It's not a novelty act anymore . After the Phoenix Suns stole Game Three from the Los Angeles Lakers, many experts and analysts laughed off the Suns as a serious threat.

That's their one win in the series. It'll be over by Game Five. It won't get past six games . The Suns don't have the bigs or defense to hold down the Lakers.

Well, here we are, the Suns just ran the Lakers out of Phoenix, tying up the series at two games a piece, and bewildering the supposedly tough Lakers with a smothering zone defense.

Experts have ridiculed the zone, called it "girly," and predicted the smarter, stronger Lakers would find ways to expose the trial defense, and would still be able to match Phoenix score-for-score.

Well, they were all half right.

The Lakers aren't having any trouble scoring. They're just having a lot of trouble stopping the Phoenix Suns.

It's as simple as this:

In the first two games in L.A., the Lakers were destroying the Suns, facing pathetic man defense, and exploiting one-on-one matchups routinely.

This allowed the Lakers to pound the ball inside, get easy lay-ups, and penetrate ...

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