L.A. Times: The Lakers are on top of the Western Conference.

Their reserves might be there too.

Be it Sasha Vujacic’s three-point accuracy, Jordan Farmar’s push-the-pace persona or Ronny Turiaf’s liveliness around the basket, the Lakers have received continual contributions from their second unit.

Is it the best in the West?

“Well, we’d like to think it was,” Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said.

Like the conference race, it’s a close call.

San Antonio has a scoring machine in Manu Ginobili and hardy center-forward Kurt Thomas.

Phoenix has versatile Boris Diaw and whiz-quick Leandro Barbosa coming off the bench.

Dallas has veteran scorers in Jason Terry, who was a reserve for much of the season, and Jerry Stackhouse.

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  • lakerz

    i think we have the best 2nd unit in the NBA.
    only reason spurs are ahead is because of ginobili who should be a starter

  • xtro

    Ginobili ain’t nuthin.’ Ariza or Sasha will shut down the Argentine.

  • Nabil

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    That’s the spirit! But seriously now, he IS a vert talented player. Have you seen him play lately? He’s on a tear.

    I think top to bottom, we are the best. Once Ariza and Bynum are back, this shouldn’t even be a discussion.

  • CK

    i have to log in to the LA times webby can some one just post the article..

  • damitz..1..nwakingz

    once again! i will see you at the parade guys!!!!!!

  • getgasol

    Best bench in the NBA. Period.

    Quite a few of them would make great starters if our first unit wasn’t as strong as it is.