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As dominant as the Lakers have looked at times this season, they are not necessarily a lock to reach the NBA Finals again. A return trip hinges on several factors that need to go right for the Lakers to that to happen, starting with Andrew Bynum's return to the lineup.
The Lakers need more than that, however, if they hope to dislodge the Boston Celtics as the reigning NBA champions. A rejuvenated bench, a focused Lamar Odom and no return trips to Portland are among those items