Phil knows what needs to be done.

Daily News: “These guys know the difference between regular season and playoff games. They know they have to have an extra gear for the playoffs.

“We’re going to try to get that as we go through this next week. Get a couple of days off, get ourselves going, get ready for the playoffs, get our execution down, and some of our defensive things.”

  • xfellerx

    first.

  • FT

    LET’S GET IT!

  • Mitch4Pres

    lets gooo

  • Twitter.com/Win_Prizes

    Shannon Brown is the extra gear!

  • lainok

    good, because lately they’ve been playing like they’re sitting in neutral…in a pinto. so let’s hope phil is right, that they change gears and may upgrade their game to formula one. can’t coast now.

  • ricky

    eff it we lost our chance at best record and home court but we are the best road team this year so i’m not even gonna trip. if we meet the cavs in the finals its not even gonna be close. they cant stop our twin tower, no one can. when we shift into our top gear, there is no competition in the nba that can stop us this season. we gonna overthrow the “king” in his home court and take the crown (championship)!

    LAKERS 09 CHAMPS!!! GO LAKERS!!!!

  • ricky

    also i want the mavs in round one just so we can kick their butts for saying they can beat us. sorry mark cuban, maybe next year hahahaha!

  • gugy

    I looks like Utah is our opponent. That’s fine.
    We can beat any team in the West, and I am pretty sure any on the East too. Specially now that Bynum is back and all the guys have the experience of last year finals.

    It feels like Cavs and Lakers at the finals. But don’t count Boston and Orlando out. Specially Orlando. I have doubts Boston will make past 2nd round this season. But you never know.

  • mvpsug

    im not worried about home court. we have proved we can win in cleveland.

  • lafanfromindiana

    Whoever puts “first” when they leave the first comment on an article needs to do that on bspn or something because it is way too lame for this site. TLN should either start banning people that do it, make “first” a cuss word that gets censored, or just have a moderator delete the ridiculous comment. If you like yourself that much, go play with yourself in front of a mirror while listening to the rickrolled song.

  • kobe8

    I cant wait for these playoffs. I’m more pumped up than last year. I hope the whole team starts playing like they did at the start of the season.

  • WifelovesLuke

    Drew is back and looks amazing: CHECK. Ariza is healthy: CHECK. No finger problems for Kobe: CHECK. Brown is coming on strong: CHECK. Pau is no longer a pu$$y: CHECK.
    OK, it looks like we are ready for the playoffs! 2009 Champs, Baby!!!!

  • Steve Avery

    [Comment ID #67927 Will Be Quoted Here]

    Fish is older and playing like crap: check
    Lakers trading there best 3 point shooter: check
    Lakers did not sign Ronny back there only hustle player: check
    Farmar has not hit a shot all year and refuses to play defense: check
    Ok, it looks like we are ready for the playoff beating again! 2009 runner ups, Baby!!!

  • GayAndrewRafnerfan

    Fish is older and playing like crap: check
    Lakers trading there best 3 point shooter: check
    Lakers did not sign Ronny back there only hustle player: check
    Farmar has not hit a shot all year and refuses to play defense: check
    Ok, it looks like we are ready for the playoff beating again! 2009 runner ups, Baby!!!

    wow ur such a B!tch please stfu

  • spankdatcelticazz

    YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST STOPPED AT GAY!