The Suns are too fast, too high-scoring and too explosive for one man to combat - even if that one man is Kobe Bryant.
No Joshin' pick: Suns in 5
Series result: Suns in 5
Steve Nash and Co. were able to out-run the Lakers in the desert last night to close out this series. Bryant got help from Lamar Odom (33 points, 10 rebounds) in Game 5, but no other Lakers really stepped up throughout the series. ESPN is now reporting Kobe is asking the front office to make some moves "now" to help this team get better.
One Lakers fan friend of mine threw out the idea: Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom for Kevin Garnett. You know, that doesn't sound half bad. KG and Kobe on the same court. Holy crap! I like that two-some better than AI and Melo.
For the Suns, they'll have to face off against the team that eliminated them in the 2005 Western Conference finals: the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are a tough team to beat come playoff time. Then again, perhaps the Suns are setting in on the aging veterans in San Antone.