It will be a tough series cause they are young and will expose our point guard problems.
O.C. Register: The worst thing any playoff-qualifying team can feel is like a success based on regular-season overachievement.
When it gets hard in the playoffs, as it assuredly will, that sense of satisfaction morphs into the grim reaper. The fleeting, subconscious thought: “It has been a great season,” means a sigh gets exhaled when teeth absolutely need to be gritted to survive.
Maybe – just maybe – if a team is experienced enough to guard against human nature, then the damage from such a letdown can be somewhat mitigated.
Except the Oklahoma City Thunder is the NBA’syoungest team.
Not the youngest playoff team. The youngest team.
So it’ll be over fast, a trap door suddenly opening under the Thunder’s currently happy but toddler-sized feet.
The Lakers will sweep the Thunder.
Serious basketball pundits everywhere are questioning the Lakers. Local Chicken Littles are running around and nervously glancing up at the sky. Those two worlds have collided and resulted in yolk falling on the heads of Ron Artest and DJ Mbenga.
Nevertheless, the Lakers have nothing to fear for now. Long, lean Kevin Durant will turn out to be the longest straw the Lakers could’ve draw. The defending NBA champs will even get plenty of time to rest their boo-boos and improve in practice before having to be truly playoff-ready in the second round.