by Maria Christoforidis
NEW YORK, NY – With the NBA Finals just around the corner, basketball fans (and viewer hungry networks) are expressing their hopes for a Lakers-Cavaliers matchup.
The Lakers are three games away from yet another possible NBA title after defeating the Nuggets 105-103 in Tuesday nightâ€™s Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. With Carmelo Anthony racking up 39 points, Chauncey Billups with 19, and Kenyon Martin with 15, Denver was still unable to maintain a consistent lead over Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
The Lakers made 20-24 free throws while the Nuggets made a measly 23-35. These shots are crucial for the Nuggets if they want to have any chance in defeating the Lakers, especially in close games where the outcomes are determined by only a couple of points. Denver will put up a good fight but Lakers will most likely win this series.
The Eastern Conference Finals will be an exciting series to watch with two talented young stars, LeBron James and Dwight â€œSuperman” Howard, each fighting for a chance at their first NBA title. Many predict the Cavs will take it in Game 6 because câ€™mon, letâ€™s face it; they have the best player in the league. As for the NBA finals, I would love to see Cleveland defeat the Lakers and LeBron win the Bill Russell Finals MVP to place right next to his NBA MVP award; the guy definitely deserves it for his incredible performance throughout this whole season.
If the Lakers and the Cavs meet in the finals, fans will finally get an answer to a long-debated question:
Whoâ€™s better, LeBron or Kobe?