Thursday, May 15, 2008

Win Or Go Home - Lakers Go Up 3-2 Over Jazz

Well things got sloppy last night but the Lakers eventually pulled off another home court win. They're still making too many ball handling turnovers and it looks like they're being out rebounded on the offensive boards too but they got away with it anyway.

They can't make the same mistakes in Utah next game. To win the big prize they're going to have to win some road games. I still think this series will go seven games but you never know.

One thing that really stands out is the turnovers on turnovers the Lakers tend to make. It's the mark of a young team and the Lakers are relatively young. After forcing a steal or causing a bad pass the Lakers tend to run down court and turn the ball right back over to the Jazz. It drives me crazy when that happens.

What did Kenny Rogers say in the "Gambler"? "You gotta know when to walk away and know when to run". Something like that. Well the Lakers need to know when to slow down and when to run. They can run with the best of the NBA teams but only in their own time and place. Not off turnovers.

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