Don’t Worry Lakers, It’s in the Bag

Believe it or not, even after two straight losses to the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Lakers have momentum in the Western Conference Finals.

The Suns have been hot the past two games, their three-point shooting has been unstoppable, their bench play has been terrific, and their zone defense has caused the Lakers problems.

Unfortunately for them, none of this matters.

The Lakers are heading back to the Staples Center for Game 5 Thursday night, and after being embarrassed on the road, the Lakers will not let the Suns repeat this on their home court.

There are too many factors in the Lakers favor to even consider the Suns a contender in this series. The Suns held home court for two games, that's it.

Phil Jackson has never lost a game five in a 2-2 series in his career and Kobe Bryant was embarrassed in those two losses in Phoenix.

Kobe is the last player in the league you want to see when he's playing with an edge.

If Kobe wants something, he takes it. And if you're going up against him there is nothing you can do about it. He is undefendable when the game is on the line.

The Suns weren't even competitive in the Staples Center in the first two games of the series, what could make someone believe a different outcome is possible?

Some say the Suns three-point specialists have a new-found confidence and the Lakers are struggling with the Suns zone defense, which among other factors that may lead one to believe that the Suns have an edge in the series.

None of this will even come into play in Game 5.

The Suns three-point shooters that made a difference in Phoenix are all streak-shooters. Steve Nash is a percentage shooter; he will always get his. But Jared Dudley and Channing Frye? Seriously?

Streak shooters like Frye and Dudley without question will always shoot better at home than on the road. ...

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