Wednesday, May 28, 2008

One More Win Puts Lakers In NBA Finals

Controversial finish or not, the Lakers now find themselves up three games to one on the defending champion Spurs with a chance to close out the series at Staples Center Thursday night.

But as Kobe Bryant told me, "closing out a team in a playoff series is one of the most difficult things to do in sports."

For those of you who find trends interesting, consider this little note: the last time the Lakers were up three games to one in a playoff series, they lost the final three games to the Suns in the first round back in 2006.

However, the Spurs have never rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the postseason.

One other good note for the Lakers: they haven't lost at home since March 28th--that's 13 straight wins at Staples Center.

Game 5 tips off Thursday at 6pm pacific (9pm eastern) on TNT.

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