NBA Playoffs Round 2: Jazz-Lakers Game 1 Preview

May 2nd, 2010 | by Spencer Hall

(It was a million years ago, but I still love it.)

Game Details:
1:30 PM MDT, May 2, 2010
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
TV: ABC

ESPN Preview

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My prediction for the series: I have this sneaky feeling that the Jazz are going to find a way to win the series, but it’s going to require a win today in Game 1. If the Jazz lose today, I’m going to say the series still goes 7 games, with the Lakers winning the last game at home. Any big upset by the Jazz is going to require super-human effort from Deron Williams. Point guard is the only matchup where the Jazz have an advantage so the injuries to Deron’s wrist and elbow are making me nervous for today’s game.

Still, there can be no complaining from the Jazz. They made their bed when they didn’t show up for the Phoenix game on the last night of the regular season and now they have to sleep in it by playing the Lakers in the 2nd Round. Here’s to a strong showing by Utah.

Spencer Hall
Founder Spencer Hall has covered the NBA, Team USA and NBA D-League since 2007 and launched Salt City Hoops in 2009. Spencer is now the news director at KSL.com
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3 Comments

  1. LAKERS FAN says:

    ” I have this sneaky feeling that the Jazz are going to find a way to win the series, but it’s going to require a win today in Game 1.”

    What?! I have a sneaky you’ve been smoking too much crack. Lay off the pipe buddy. Lakers in 5. . . . maybe even 4

  2. Rywiby says:

    A suspision? What about trying to back that up with something? The lakers blog did a player by player break down and all I get from the jazz fans is what we’ve come to expect. Lots of noise and no substance. I have a suspision too… Lakers in five.

  3. KTAS says:

    hahaha sneaky feeling that the jazz will win and if not they will take it to game 7. You were blinded by bias.

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