Denver won't be a pushover, but I can't say the same about the Rockets. Without T-Mac they just don't have enough fire power offensively to hang with the Lakers. They have no go-to guy that can just dominate games...
Denver has Carmelo, Spurs have Duncan, Mavs have Nowitzki, Hornets have Paul. The Rockets have no one that can offensively dominate. They can manage to win games in the regular season because they're good at Defense and they can rebound, but when it comes down to a 7-game series in clutch 4th quarter moments they're gonna fall short. A Lakers-Rockets series will last 5 MAYBE 6 games.
Rockets might not even make it past the first round though. They'll have their hands full with Brandon Roy and the Trailblazers.
I'm seeing a Nuggets-Lakers conference finals this year. That's gonna be a GREAT series IF it happens.
Last edited by Rode Block; 04-06-2009 at 10:59 PM.