So this year, I’m looking for the Lakers to cap a decade of Christmases with a win. If the Heat are looking to take advantage of what we now know to be the Lakers’ Christmas Achilles’ heel, they’ll have to pound it inside. Only, there’s no one down there. Chris Bosh is a jump shooter. Haslem is hurt. Ilgauskas shoots set shots from 17-19 feet.
Even with the return of Mike Miller, a sorely missed piece for the Heat, this match up clearly favors the Lakers. They’re huge inside where the Heat are non-existent. They’re loaded with wing defenders to throw at Wade/Lebron. They have Kobe. On paper, it looks good… only problem is, in a streak dating back to 1999, paper hasn’t seemed to matter much on Christmas.
The last few days have been bleak and rainy in Los Angeles. Hopefully, we can keep the cold front coming, beat the Heat and set the tone for the next decade of Merry Christmases in LA.