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Rockets Stun Lakers, But It’s No Surprise

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Every sports reporter and commentator had the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals as though their semifinal series against the Houston Rockets were a mere formality—A tuneup series to get ready for the Denver Nuggets.

They were even telling one another and their listeners to take the Lakers minus the 8.5, certain Los Angeles would beat the spread.

I hope none of you reading this listened to them.

It turned out that it was the Rockets who beat the spread and beat the Lakers convincingly, 100-92.

One of the few sports writers here in Los Angeles who isn’t at all surprised by the Rockets knocking off the high ‘n mighty Lakers is yours truly.

I have been saying al...

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