2011 NBA Playoff Predictions: Breaking Down LA Lakers vs New Orleans Hornets

After narrowly defeating the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night, the Los Angeles Lakers secured the No. 2 seed in this year’s Western Conference playoffs and a first-round matchup with the No. 7  New Orleans Hornets.

The Lakers won all four of their games against the Hornets this season by an average of 11 points.

This series will showcase two of the best players the NBA has to offer: Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul.

Without further ado, here is your comprehensive preview of the matchup.


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