Pau Gasol versus Tim Duncan? Steve Blake versus Tony Parker? Meta tag artest psycho thing v Kawhi Leonard – That’s the ticket.
In Game One of the series, Leonard had eight points and eleven rebounds, and provided one of the key moments, and turning points, of the game, when he blocked a three-point shot put up by the psycho, and, keeping the pay in play, and leading a fast break for a lay-in, faking out and thoroughly embarrassing the psycho.
Add Leonard’s athleticism and enthusiasm and basketball ability to the ever-young TIm Duncan, to the healthier Tony Parker, and with the return of Manu Ginobili, the Lakers’ will have a tough time tonight, and going back to Los Angeles 0-2, may be an obsticle the “Old and Slow” Lakers will not be able to overcome.
If they have any chance, they need not just outstanding performances from Deee-Wight Howard, Pau Gasol, Steve Nash, and Steve Blake, but some stellar work off the bench, and that means real contributions from the likes of Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks, and the newly activated Jordan Hill.
We shall see.