NBA Playoffs: Lakers Look Finals-Bound; Is There Still Time For Suns?

May 19th, 2010 by Denton Ramsey Leave a reply »

As much as I hate to admit it, the LA Lakers appear to be Finals-bound once again.

I don’t want to suggest that anyone is just handing LA the title—but with the number of blowouts the Lakers have had, most of this postseason has been a cakewalk for Kobe Bryant and company.

What next?

Is there still time for the Suns to regroup and retie the series when the two teams meet in Phoenix this weekend?

Sure, it could happen.

Oklahoma City did it, but can it occur again?

It appears as though most of the Lakers have learned hard lessons in their minimal defeats, gaining a lead and never letting go until the final buzzer.

Maybe Phil Jackson is a decent coach after all.

Maybe Bryant is a better leader than I make him out to be.

Or maybe LA’s competition has yet to truly show up.

Whatever the case might be, here’s reality: the Lakers are two games—and two wins—away from returning to the NBA Finals.

Phoenix better wake up—and fast—if they want to make this an entertaining and exciting Western Confer ...

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