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A tale of confidence..

This started out as a reply to a comment but got rather long so I decided to post it. As always, I apologize in advance for the grammatical and spelling errors we're all sure to encounter in the contents of this fanpost. 

I'm confident that the Suns will win this series and here's why..also here's a picture of a kitty.

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The Lakers have two really distinct advantages in this series, or so I've been told by countless media outlets..the first one is their size, they start Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, 7'0"/250 and 7'0"/285 respectively, then they bring off the bench Lamar Odom who is 6'10" 230. 

I presume that the suns will put stat on gasol, and rolo on bynum, the stat/gasol match up will be the most interesting of these two, as I imagine that rolo/bynum will effectively cancel each other out.  Stoudemire is MUCH stronger than gasol and will probably have an offensive advantage when it comes to inside presence, and driving.  Gasol will have the edge in perimeter shooting and finesse.  I personally don't see that much of a "size" advantage in these cases.  Lakers fans will argue with me probably, and they'll say "yea but what do you do about odom, there's always gonna be two of them on the court blah blah blah"..we have a gentleman on this team named Channing Frye, a 6'11" 245 lb 3 pt shooting machine, and I would think that there will almost always be a two of those three players on the floor, frye/stat/lopez.  Frye is going to give whichever two big men the lake show has on the floor fits.  So, that's the reason why I don't see their "size" advantage as being the significant. 

The second most prevalent advantage would be Kobe Bryant, a killer on his worst day, and a player who can single-handedly change the outcome of any game.

Kobe Bryant....I have no answer for him, and I'm sure most of the coaches in the NBA would agree with me, there is no answer for Kobe if he's playing at his best.   I can however, counter Kobe with an advantage of our own, Steve Nash, and not really Steve Nash the player, but Steve Nash the match up nightmare for Derek Fisher.  I think some Lakers fans will agree with me when I say that Fish is not going to be able to stay in front of Nash, and what happens when someone can't stay in front of nash?  Much like a Ron Jeremy film, there's gonna be a lot of penetration..(sorry kids I couldn't resist) My point is, if it's a given that Steve Nash is going to be able to Ditch the defensive efforts of Derek Fisher, the Lakers will have no answer for that.  When Nashty is in the paint, he presents a world of hurt to his opponents, defense will have to collapse to a certain extent or he'll get a twirling circus lay up, when they do that he'll pass to one of the leagues 4 best three point shooters (especially in the playoffs), or he'll dish to Stoudermire or Lopez, either one of which can work wonders in the paint. 

In summary, obviously I don't know if this is how things are gonna go down, that's why they play the games..but if we can contain Kobe Bryant, and use our distinct advantage in the PG match-up and penetration, I'll tell you this, I don't see LA blowing our doors off, I don't see them winning at all, I'm confident that the Suns will continue to the NBA finals, and it's the first time in a long time that I've been able to honestly say that...bring it on.

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