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Los Angeles (AP) – Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said Wednesday the team is confident it ca우리카지노n win its second NBA title, beating the Pacers 2-1 on Friday night in a first-round playoff series and setting the stage for the championship game Saturday at Staples Center.
The Lakers beat the Pacers 109-108 on Friday with two 3-pointers by Steve Nash in the final 4 minutes of regulation to give the Lakers their fifth straight NBA title in a series that saw the Pacers shoot 48 percent while the Lakers went 5 of 21 from 3-point range. It was the Lakers‘ best performance of the season and their best overall record in nine years.
With all but three Lakers forwards gone over the past month, the team has looked to its best players – D’Antoni’s veteran players, a더킹카지노nd his young players coming off NBA titles – to carry it. Nash and Jordan Hill continue to serve as key parts of that plan, and both led the team in points in a 109-108 win over Utah on Tuesday.
„This team hasn’t played poorly, and that’s what makes it so special,“ D’Antoni said. „We have great leaders, great players, great guys.“
And he added, „These are all guys that I’ve coached before. You look at them, and it looks the same, but the difference is that today they have a different look.“
Los Angeles (44-26) is in second place in the race for the first title in franchise history, just one game behind Golden State and four ahead of Oklahoma City바카라 and a game ahead of Cleveland for the second spot, the eighth and final conference champion.
D’Antoni didn’t give too much away during the break in a series that saw him say the Lakers were „disappointed“ with their performance but that he believed they would be stronger at the start of the season.
„I was pleased with how we played during the last three games, but I think we went from there,“ he said. „With the exception of (DeAndre) Jordan, (Lance) Stephenson and our bench they are the main players, not me, and they just keep finding ways to make things. We played extremely well and took full advantage of them. It was our job to come in and dominate, and we did.“
D’Antoni did not reveal how he will look a