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Lakers Just Aren't Good Enough
If the Lakers had Kobe Bryant, maybe this series would turn out differently. But they don't, and here the Lakers are down 2-0 to the San Antonio Spurs in the first round after their 102-91 loss.
It's not like the Lakers have played badly. They've done their best trying to establish defense. They've done their best trying to establish Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol in the frontcourt.
But with Steve Nash somehow allowed on the floor despite not being able to move — he played 31 minutes! — and with Steve Blake hobbled late in the game with a right hamstring strain, it's not looking good.
In fact the Spurs are just better than the Lakers. They might be able to steal a game in LA, but fans are delusional if they think the Lakers can take it to a Game 7.
The Lakers have no answers to the Spurs backcourt. Tony Parker had 28 points, Manu Ginobli had 13 points off the bench. Kawhi Leonard added 16 points, and Matt Bonner added 10 off the bench.
What else is there to say about this? I could waste a whole lot more space bloviating about the Lakers demise, but there's no point in it. The Lakers are done. So how 'bout them Clippers?
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