Lakers Make Final(s) Statement in Game 5

Before the Lakers-Rockets series began, there were many experts that expected the Rockets to possibly upset the Lakers. And why not? The Rockets essentially use a 5 guard set, are quick, shoot very well (most of the time), and have played outstanding defense in the Bubble. After Game 1, a Rockets 11-2-97 victory, the evidenceContinue reading “Lakers Make Final(s) Statement in Game 5”

Lakers Take Command of Series

Going into Game 4, the Lakers needed to continue the defense that they displayed in Game 2 and the second half of Game 3. Without controlling the Rockets’ dribble drives and three point shooting, the Lakers were in danger of having the series tied at two. With the exception of about 6:00 in the 4thContinue reading “Lakers Take Command of Series”

Lakers Need Defense in Game 4

For most NBA teams, the Houston Rockets present a problem. With the tallest player being 6’7″ and multiple players that can shoot the three, the question becomes…how do you defend the Rockets? For one, if the Rockets are not shooting the ball that well, this question becomes a moot point. However, if the Rockets areContinue reading “Lakers Need Defense in Game 4”

Lakers Flip the Script in Game 2

After Game 1, there were major aspects of the Lakers’ game that needed to be improved in order to have a chance in the series. Offensively, the Lakers will need an improved scoring effort from outside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Defensively, the Lakers were going to need to slow down the dribble penetration. AfterContinue reading “Lakers Flip the Script in Game 2”

Houston Rockets vs. LA Lakers: Game 1

The story behind the start of the Rockets-Lakers Western Conference Semifinals was whether the Lakers would be able to handle the small ball played by the Rockets. With no player over 6’7”, the Lakers have a great size advantage; however, the big question is whether the Lakers can stop the Rockets offensively. Game 1 startedContinue reading “Houston Rockets vs. LA Lakers: Game 1”