Ron Artest.. who is probably the game's best perimeter defender will be guarding Kobe, so look for Kobe to still get his points, but he won't have a Monstrous night. My prediction is Kobe will score 22 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Gary Payton- The Glove will go off tonight, ladies and gentleman, and Gary will have a great game overall. My prediction is 19pts 6 rebounds , 9 assists.
Shaq- He will start off slow tonight, but in the second quarter he'll start to get going. Look for Shaq to score 19pts, grabbing 10 rebounds, and 4 assists
Karl Malone- A great game from Malone tonight, I predict 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists
I also think Bryon Russell and Derek Fisher will be the best guys off the bench for us tonight....call it a hunch
Russell will not have a great offensive night but he will be a defensive stopper.
I also think Phil will put Russell on Artest at times, causing Ron to get rather mad.
The Score?- Tough to call this one, I had predicted the last one nearly perfectly(i was off by 2 points). I say the lakers will win by 17!!!!!! score..... Lakers 98-81