Lakers Sweep, Fisher Lied?

May 10th, 2010 by Alex Buda Leave a reply »
After battling through injuries for most of the season and struggling against a young Oklahoma City team in the first round, the Los Angeles Lakers have seemed to flip the switch in the second round in order to regain their championship form.

The question of whether Kobe Bryant is too old, not fast enough, or good enough has been quickly put to rest as he averaged over 30 PPG while shooting over 50 percent from the field in this year's semifinals.

Unlike the Spurs and Hawks, the Jazz have actually been good competitors against the Lakers. In every game, the Lakers built a major lead, then the Jazz came back and made the Lakers beat them.

What this series basically came down to was size. The Lakers were just too big for the Jazz to come out and compete against.

Without Mehmet Okur playing and Andrei Kirilenko barely being a factor, the Lakers were able to manhandle the Jazz in the paint.

But it wasn't easy as the Jazz are extremely self-disciplined due to Jerry Sloan's great coaching style.

Game Three's victory came on a missed tip-in at the end of regulation by Matthews that would have given the Jazz the vic ...

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