Game 4. What To Expect.


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:22 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Apr 24, 2010 10:45 AM CDT

<BR/>So game 4 is Saturday and you&rsquo;re wondering what to expect.&#160; Here are a few thoughts on what I think will happen:</P>1.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Kobe Bryant will score at least 30 points.&#160; I think he was humbled by Thursday&rsquo;s performance.&#160; A 2 of 11 fourth quarter is un-Kobelike.&#160; The Thunder sent three defenders at him, including Kevin Durant.&#160; He&rsquo;s injured and doesn&rsquo;t have the lift he once did, but I just have a feeling.</P>2.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; The Lakers will not attempt 31 3&rsquo;s while 7-footers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum combine to get only 19 shots.&#160; That&rsquo;s just not going to happen. &#160;&#160;The Thunder blocked 17 shots in game 2.&#160; They had better be prepared to do it again.</P>3.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; Russell Westbrook will continue to be the most dominant player in the series.&#160; Kobe and K-D are the stars.&#160; Russ has been the best player.&#160; He gets to the rim at will and has knocked down open looks.&#160; Westbrook has been terrific at taking over when he needs to, but not forcing the issue.</P>4.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; &#160;The game will be decided by three points or less.&#160; I&rsquo;m not saying who&rsquo;ll win, but it will be close.&#160; It&rsquo;s the only first-round series in which every game has been decided by single digits.</P>&#160; </P>