Too much value to pass up here. It's impossible for me to not bite on this one.
Do I honestly think that the Lakers are the better team here? No not really. I do however think they are more like a two to one dog to win this series, certainly not a 3.5 or 4-1 dog. If you look at the matchups obviously okc wins the guard matchups, it's really no contest between westbrook harden and the laker guards.
As for the wing matchup i give the lakers a very sleight edge with kobe over durant, but it's too close to really call. As for the big men, ibaka is a good defensive big man, perkins is decent also, but in terms of offense neither of them gives much of anything in the paint, and if the lakers are going to win this series this is where they will win it. This is not going to be an easy series for either team.
Artest was able to lock down andre miller and galinari, but no he will not be able to completely lock down durant, not gonna happen. Should be fun to watch, honestly i see this going 7, and because of that i see no reason not to take a shot on the dog here.
Ive heard so much about how out of shape dirk nowitzki and paul pierce were / are, but i haven't heard anyone talk about Carmelo Anthony.
He looks a good 10-15 lbs heavier than 3 years ago and not in a good way.
He seems extremely nonexplosive near the hoop, is this the case of a guy who has spent too many hours trying to bulk up and has lost agility/flexibility?