NBA Playoffs: Why The Phoenix Suns Will Beat The Los Angeles Lakers

May 13th, 2010 by Ravi Krishnan Leave a reply »
 I am a hard-core Suns fan, and as such I am projecting a 4-2 series win for Phoenix. While my bias undoubtedly plays a part in this prediction, I do think that my faith in the Suns is defensible.

As a counter-point to all of the Suns detractors, here are 10 crucial must-dos that will enable the Suns to shock the world and beat the Lakers





If the Suns play to their strengths and run, pushing the ball at every opportunity, the Lakers’ length and size will cease to be problematic.

None of the Lakers’ big-men can stay with a fast-paced Suns tempo. As Kenny Smith said correctly on Inside the NBA, if the Suns can keep the game from free-throw-line to free-throw-line, they will be successful. On the other hand, a paint-to-paint game will be all in the Lakers’ favor.


So hand Nash the keys, and take it to top gear!

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