The happiest Laker in the room right now has to be Pau - no more Carl Landry to push him around anymore. Pau better bring it....no excuses. Shouldn't be sick either. Almost four full days of rest. He'll me guarded by Dirk. I can't dream up an excuse for him. We need a 24/15 type game from him today.
Expect a big game from Kobe....but we all know he'll bring it. On defense, he needs to stick to Kidd near the three point line...none of this roaming crap. He won't even have to work that hard to guard Kidd....just keep a body on him so he's not wide open behind the arc.
Also need Drew to anchor and board, Ron to be Ron as we've seen him this playoffs, Lamar to be half decent, and the Killer Bs to come in and play solid.
Don't just try to beat them, beat them so that they are demoralized. Dallas typically stinks it big at Staples, and their one game this season at Staples was a horrible blowout, their worst loss of the season (by 28 points). We need to beat them the same way. Only earlier....none of this, they are still hanging around in the third quarter crap.
Get a Game 1 win, and everyone starts talking about the Phil Jackson series record when he's up 1-0.