Magic V Lakers- Predictions please
We have our final two teams.
Both have players who command multiple defensive strategies.
I will try to make this short, usually the better defensive team wins the finals, and in this case its the magic.
But.... LA has shown glimpses of being a top defensive unit also, factor in the versatility of the Lakers with Odom being able to guard the perimeter as a big, and the fact that Howards paint presence may not mean as much to Kobe as it did to LBJ since Kobe can shoot all game long.
I still really like the magic though....
LA (like all Phil Jax teams) like to exploit a weak shooter on opposition teams by putting Kobe on them and having him float for steals and deflections. But the Magic just don't have that weak link...
Two keys for me;
1/ Can the magic continue to go to Hedo on the high screen and rolls? Or will coach Phil be able to come up with a defensive counter and disrupt the magic?
2/ How good a job can the Gasol/Bynum tandem do against superman Dwight Howard? Bynum has looked like a real bust this year, and i worry about Gasol's toughness. If LA is going to put foul pressure on Dwight, it has to start with these two getting their hands dirty.
Really really looking forward to this series.