Kevin Love just finished his rookie NBA season with the Minnesota Timberwolves after one year at UCLA, where he was an All-American. Love is working for NBA TV during the Finals.
I don't think the Lakers can be beat any time Kobe Bryant plays the way he did. Not with all the other stars on that team. Pau Gasol was the second-leading scorer, Andrew Bynum played pretty well and, what, Dwight Howard made only one field goal. I don't think the Lakers could have been beaten in Game 1.
It's tough, really, for Orlando because the Magic can only hope to contain a guy like Kobe, and offensively I think they need to get other guys to cut more off Howard. I think Rafer Alston said that, that they can't stand around and watch Dwight. With the double teams and stuff, three-pointers aren't going to be open unless they all start moving.
Breaking down the Lakers' defense, I thought that from all season that was the best defense I saw the Lakers play.