Spurs @ Lakers:
I don't know if the Lakers want to get in the habit of getting down big and counting on the MAMBA to bring them back. That task will be difficult against championship caliber teams like Detroit and Boston, even with the best player on the planet suiting up for the purple and gold. With that said, Kobe was amazing in the 4th quarter last night scoring 17 of his 39 points in the last 12 minutes. Congrats to the Lakers for coming "full circle"....from rumors to trading Kobe in the off season to being patient with Bynum to stealing Gasol from the Grizzlies to Western conference champs. Can't wait to see how this story ends.
Boston @ Detroit:
I gotta think the edge in this series has to go to the Celtics not only because of home court advantage but because of the injuries to Chauncey and Rip. The Pistons will get it done tonight but the Celts will celebrate being eastern conference champions on Sunday.