To nobody’s surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers finished off their series sweep of the Utah Jazz on Monday night a day after the Suns swept the Spurs.
But thanks to TV networks ruling the world, we will have to wait until Monday night in Los Angeles before these teams finally tip things off.
The week will give Robin Lopez plenty of time to work his way back into the lineup, although it’s still uncertain if he will be available for Game 1 or any other game against the Lakers. The rest should also be helpful for Suns vets Steve Nash and Grant Hill and the Lakers’ ailing stars Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum.
A week will also give us plenty of time to dissect this series from every possible angle, and it should give fans on both sides plenty of time to rebuild the hatred the Pacific Division fan bases share for each other.
It’s the Suns and the Lakers as the Suns’ dream season continues in the conference finals.