This week's column for Sheridan Hoops is a playoff preview. And, fortunately, it includes the Lakers!
(There were a few moments where we weren't sure that would be an option.)
The theme: 5 Key Factors for Lakers vs. Spurs, starting Sunday afternoon in San Antonio.
- Pau Gasol vs. TIMMEH!
- Who generates his own shot for the Lakers?
- Just how healthy are San Antonio's stars? (Or, if you prefer, just how unhealthy are they?)
- The Shadow of Phil now becomes The Presence Of Pop. What's at stake for Mike D'Antoni?
- How do the Lakers stop Tony Parker?
Plus, my series prediction.