Cross-posted from Crossover Chronicles
With tonight's fourth and final game of the regular season between the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers. I asked our own Jeff Garcia and Rey Moralde of The No Look Pass five questions about tonight's game.
1. The Spurs are up 2-1 in the series. Who needs this last game most?
Jeff: The Spurs. With San Antonio facing the defending NBA champs in LA, what better way to send a message to the Lakers than to get the win and leave the Lakers thinking San Antonio will be a handful. Plus, the last time the Spurs and Lakers met, Los Angeles obliterated San Antonio. Do not want to give LA any mental edge.
Rey: I'll say the Lakers, purely on momentum. They've lost four in a row after that Portland game and if they lose to OKC, that would be five. I just want to see a glimpse of a playoff-ready Laker team instead of a team that doesn't care.
2. The Lakers have the size, while the Spurs have the better bench. Which is more important and why?
Jeff: Size. With size, a team can wear-out an opposing team and since the playoffs means a slower, more methodical game, size is crucial.
Rey: As you get into the playoffs, depth doesn't matter as much as most teams tend to go on a seven or eight-man rotation. Basketball is a tall man's game and if you can't get the rebound (the ball), how are you going to create those offensive opportunities. Besides, the Spurs have the Lakers want and that's size. And size has carried the Lakers through these titles.