Monday, April 11, 2011
Where the Lakers stand with just 2 games left before the "switch"
There is a high power and by design the Zen Master is reserving his starters energy for the playoffs. We need to accept the fact that the reigning champs are not returning to familiar division top rank territory and gaining that important home court advantage. Even though there's a tight race for the No. 2 spot in the west between us, Dallas, and OKC, I confidently feel that the champs will finish strong by beating SA and SAC to claim the 2nd spot for the highly anticipated 2nd season. Site regular MAGICO said it perfectly when he said the Lakers are playing position ball right now.
It's all about strategy this late in the season. Do you think for a second that one of the smartest NBA organizations neglected to sit down and brainstorm on how to avoid lower playoff bound teams that have proven to be difficult playoff opponents? Lakers are "losing" to certain teams in the latter part of the season so that those teams can climb the ladder to higher playoff bracket life. This type of coffee brainstorming results to easier lower ranked opponents.
ESPN has an early preview of what the 2011 playoff matchups would look like if they were to happen today. Click below to see:
ESPN CURRENT NBA PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
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