Phoenix Suns-Los Angeles Lakers: 10 Things Phoenix Must Do to Win

May 13th, 2010 by Ravi Krishnan Leave a reply »
The Suns versus Lakers series is one of the most eagerly-awaited playoff matchups in recent times. In fact, not since the 2006 Suns-Spurs series has there been a duel that has been so eagerly anticipated and debated. The Lakers are the favorites and rightfully so. They represent the top-tier prototype of what an ideal NBA team needs to have --- strong and athletic frontline, a defensive-minded system, and an all-world superstar in the backfield. Plus, the championship pedigree, a top-shelf coach, etc, and it is not too difficult to comprehend why 90% of the prognosticators are betting on the Lakers to win this series. The Suns, on the other hand, have been a refreshing anomaly. They are relatively smaller, have tremendous offensive prowess, and play gritty and opportunistic defense without having a stereotypical ‘big-man.’ They were slated to finish in the bottom-half of the western conference, as per most experts, and really shook the world with a virtuoso performance thus far in the post-season. So much so, that the Suns are now the favorite second-team for every NBA fan in the country. Having said that, not many so-called media wags are giving Phoenix much of a c ...

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