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The key is Amare Stoudimiare. 

With the most minutes and points on the team it is he who ends the game with spectacular runs.  Without him Nash could not get nine assists.  Not to mention the post presence for the Suns would be completely gone.  You take away Stoudimiare you take away the team.

Amare scored 29 points in the last game against the Spurs.  He played 35 minutes, and did not miss a beat.  What the Spurs were missing is what the Lakers have:  A good strong presence in the paint. 

I know what your thinking, what about Tim Duncan?  He couldn't handle Stoudimiare or anybody else on the team for that matter. What the Lakers need to do is put somone on Stoudimiare for the entire series. Or switch off.  The only two viable options are Paul Gasol and Ron Artest.  Lamar Odom is too slow (no offense).  They are going to have to really get into Stoudimiare and get him fustrated.  He'll start taking bad shots and Nash is going to stop passing him the ball.  And thats when the second part of the plan happens.

Steve Nash is a passer.  A true point guard.  At the same time though, he can score.  Too bad time has shown that they usually lose when he has to do that.  After Amare turns cold they will look for help from the bench.  Thats when you use the rotation.  You bring fresh defensive players to bring down the players trying to bring the Suns offense back to life.  After that Steve Nash will start to bring things into his own hands.  You have to hold him back, but not to much.  Some random guy will get desperate and score like 30 points.  like a scared coyote.  So don't make them feel desperate.

There is a flaw in this plan.  You have to stay lively.  The longer it takes to take down Stoudimiare the more tired they will be.  Do quick,do it right,do it every game.

P.S. Did i spell Stoudimiare right?

P.S.S I give to many P.S's

 
July 8, 2010  08:00 PM ET

beautiful!!!!!

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