The Los Angeles Lakers return home down 2-0 and face a must win in Game 3 at the Staples Center vs. the surging San Antonio Spurs. Get NBA playoff odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Los Angeles Lakers have fallen down two games to none here in their opening series against the Spurs, making Friday’s game at the Staples Center pretty much a must win if this team has any hope of advancing on. The Lakers really haven’t been all that competitive against the Spurs in this series, despite holding their own in the first half on Wednesday night. I did like the fact that the Lakers are moving the ball around a lot now that Kobe is in the lineup, as five different Laker players reached double digit points on the night.
The San Antonio Spurs are moving through this series much as expected as the Spurs are up two games to none over the Lakers, and are clearly the better team. San Antonio got an outstanding game from Parker on Wednesday, scoring 28 points with seven assists.
One might be expecting a herculean effort from the undermanned Lakers tonight at home. While I think they will give a valiant effort I like Popovich to have his team ready and for their vets to seize the moment in Game 3 and really nail down the series and to take San Antonio Click Here.