Finwë wrote:The Clippers are VERY good. They worry me deeply. I'm amazed the score was so close when we played them. Hopefully that's something to be optimistic about.
When they get Billups and Hill back, they'll be an even deeper team. Scary
This. I was thinking about this after the game. We actually didn't get blown out of the gym like they did, so that might be a positive. Maybe that was because kobe dropped 40 though. But we defended them MUCH better as well. I think they're the lakers biggest threat. Once we click, I believe we can easily beat san antonio, okc would be a little more difficult. But clippers and grizzlies might be our greatest competition. They have the size to match( okc's size isn't a factor offensively), and speed and quickness to run us out of the gym. As well as depth.
And Miami's defense is clearly a problem for them. They've been among the worst defenders in the league. If we can get a nice fluid offense under D' Antoni, maybe thats something we can exploit. We have a great point guard and great center. 2 things that miami struggles with. Maybe it was right to get D'Antoni. The triangle might have messed with that advantage...