2010 NBA Playoffs: Western Conf. 1st Round Playoff Preview & Predictions

April 17th, 2010 by Peter Lomuscio Leave a reply »

#1 LA Lakers (57-25) vs. #8 Oklahoma City (50-32)


The Los Angeles Lakers have limped noticeably into the postseason, despite claiming the top seed in the Western Conference. The defending NBA champions have been banged up and lost seven of their final eleven regular season games. Team leader Kobe Bryant has been battling a finger injury and big man Andrew Bynum has been out combating an injury of his own and hasn’t played in around a months time.  The Oklahoma City Thunder on the other hand enter the playoffs for the first time since they were the Seattle Supersonics after a 50 win season. Young sensation and league scoring champ Kevin Durant has a chip on his shoulder due to criticisms from opposing coach Phil Jackson.


LA Lakers will win because... of their experience and depth. Kobe Bryant will surely pick up his game for the postseason as he always does, and the ...

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