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June 3, 2010, 07:41 AM
vThis series is going to come down to several factors that decide this: versatility. Artest can guard anyone on the inside, Kobe anyone on the inside, the Celtics have a ton of options all over the floor, none are the hammer that Odem is- and I think the more Odem plays in games 1-3, the harder it will be on the Celtics front line games 6&7. There is no real advantage in experience- other than Ron-Ron, the major players have been there, and the vast majority have rings already.

Past the matchups? I'm looking at Explodability.

Who can blowup for 30 points on the Lakers?

Kobe, obviously, Gasol? Maybe, Ron-Ron? Doubt it against the Celtics, Bynum/Fisher/Odem/anyone else? No.

Who can blowup for 30 points on the Celtics?

KG, yes- and I'd put money on it, Ray? Has to, Paul Pierce can, Rondo? Doubt it, but he has, Perkins/anyone else- no, unless Finley bottled a 3-liter of the fountain of youth.

But watch Nate Robinson- he has the potential to pop a bucket every minute he is on the floor- no one on the Lakers can match him basket for basket in a running game- other than Kobe, who's better of course, but If Kobe is trying to match Nate, then someone on the Celtics bench is resting- hopefully KG if you are wearing green.

Full breakdown including my pick at

http://www.informativesports.com/NBA/0610/NBA_Finals.htm

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