Meanwhile, The Lakers have needed back to back 40-plus point performances from Kobe Bryant to escape with two consecutive victories. Although the Lakers have depth, experience and well, Kobe. They are on the decline. Bryant can only carry this team so far and i am not convinced Andrew Bynum can be a 20 point/10 rebound guy on a nightly basis (injury history aside).
After Gasol, Bryant and Bynum, the Lakers have no legitimate scoring threat. However, the "other" LA team has seasoned veterans Chauncey Billups and Caron Butler who will be counted on come playoff time. This makes the Clippers more of a threat to represent the Western Conference in the NBA finals than the Lakers.
"Lob City" is exciting, talented and scary—just ask the Miami Heat.
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