Our live Google+ Hangout today featured Times Lakers reporter Mike Bresnahan and Clippers reporter Brad Turner discussing their respective teams, including the role reversal this season of the Clippers being a better team than the Lakers.
The Lakers have won five in a row through the Christmas Day win over the Knicks, however, and if there is one person to credit for the Lakers' recent resurgence, it's Steve Nash.
As Kobe Bryant said the Tuesday victory:
"You're talking about one of the greatest point guards ever. So he's able to line us up and get us into things that he believes will be most effective for us down the stretch.
"We're constantly communicating on the floor. There are stretches of ballgames where we say, 'OK, maybe we should go to this. OK, next time let's go to that.' But obviously, he's amazing."