Pivot Points: Los Angeles Laker Thoughts, Verbal Shots, and Things of That Sort

February 25th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Laker Thoughts

Fellow featured columnist Tom Delamater recently penned an article concerning the Los Angeles Lakers' record against the top teams in the league, and his piece raised some very interesting points.

Tom's musings were echoed by the commentary team covering the Dallas-Los Angeles game Wednesday night and a version of the same question was posed to former New York Knick guard Mark Jackson.

Jackson said beating a team in the regular season instills the confidence needed to believe you could defeat the same team if paired with them in the postseason, but he also said that confidence rarely holds up in the face of a superior team.

Jackson made the comparison based on one of his seasons with the Knicks, in which New York was swept in the regular season by the Philadelphia 76ers, only to later return the favor when the teams were paired in the playoffs.

His assumption was the better team will manifest during the course of a seven-game series, and the regular season is only a snap-shot of what one could expect to see in the postseason.

There is evidence to back Jackson's words up and you only have to loo ...

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