expert rates Celtics #2 in East Lakers #2 in weaker west
posted at 8/22/2012 1:35 AM EDT
Lakers ranked second in the runner up conference this year. Celtics as always biggest threat to heat.
Re: expert rates Celtics #2 in East Lakers #2 in weaker west
posted at 8/22/2012 11:38 AM EDT
In Response to expert rates Celtics #2 in East Lakers #2 in weaker west
[QUOTE]Lakers ranked second in the runner up conference this year. Celtics as always biggest threat to heat.
Posted by jtkl[/QUOTE]
Makese perfect sense to me
Celtics and Lakers will likely both win 54-58 games and be the 2 seed in their conferences.
Kinda like how they were equally old/flawed 3/4 seeds this past season only the C's had more heart/guts (and an easier team to play in rd 2) as they went farther than LA in the playoffs for the 2nd year in a row. The fact that the Sixers were a weak 2nd round team tho takes nothing away from Boston bringing Miami to 7 and being up 3-2 on the champs. Had they faced OKC they would have won or gone down with more fight, in 6-7 games, then the cowardly selfish Fakers did losing shamefully in 5.
LA has too many ?'s and too many things that all have to go right for not a few of them to go wrong and that makes it most likely that they go no farther than the West Finals, where Durant, Ibaka, Harden and Howard stopper Perk and Nash killer Westbrook will beat them.
Boston is deeper, younger and should face none of the growing pains, injuries (knock on wood) or coaching issues (Brown = clown) that LA has. But they also face the same 'conference finals as the best they can go' prediction, as they need an upgrade in the frontcourt, someone proven who can rebound and help KG, before I say they have a great chance to win it all. Of course Boston has the young assets and draft picks to solve their assumed mid-season issue, where LA's main issues can't be solved by a trade (ego's/injuries/coaching/the system/no depth) and even if they could the team doesn't have the ability/assets/picks to make one.