I’m going to just hurry and get my picks up before these games begin.
LA Lakers vs. OKC Thunder: I was pleasantly surprised by the Thunder’s killer instinct in the way they closed out the sweep against the Mavs. They didn’t let up at all; on the contrary, they pushed even harder in game 4. The Lakers, on the other hand, were barley able to close out the Nuggets. Key players were disinterested in important games. In the end, the Lakers did close it out, but they won’t be able to mess around like that against the Thunder. Thunder in 6.
LA Clippers vs. San Antonio Spurs: It will be fun to watch the match-up of Chris Paul and Tony Parker, but other than that, I don’t see how the Clips are really going to compete. I still think the Grizz were the better team. If they hadn’t let game 1 slip away, we would be seeing an awesome rematch. However, I was wrong about the Clippers before so you never really know. I say Spurs in 5.