Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Lakers Analysis, Mike D'Antoni, Opinion, Pau Gasol | 20 comments

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.

My list:

  1. Pau Gasol vs. TIMMEH!
  2. Who generates his own shot for the Lakers?
  3. Just how healthy are San Antonio's stars? (Or, if you prefer, just how unhealthy are they?)
  4. The Shadow of Phil now becomes The Presence Of Pop. What's at stake for Mike D'Antoni?
  5. How do the Lakers stop Tony Parker?

Plus, my series prediction.

Read the entire column here.