The Lakers have been impressive in the bubble, eliminating Portland, Houston, and Denver, each in five games.
Miami swept Indiana, rolled through top-seeded Milwaukee in five and eliminated a strong Celtics squad in six.
In short, the Lakers and Heat have been the two best teams in the Orlando bubble, by a pretty fair margin. Andy and Brian take a look at what's coming, but first start with how the Lakers got here. "Team of Destiny" is an overworked cliche, but could it truly apply to this Lakers team, given all it has been through?
Has the supporting cast shown it is stable enough to win one more series? How about the D?
What does this year and the success of the Davis/James partnership mean for the Lakers, not just regarding a title opportunity now, but over the next few seasons?
Looking at the series, when it comes to the lineup, once again focus will be on the centers. Who should Frank Vogel start? Who might take the results more personally, Pat Riley or LeBron? And finally, who wins and in how many games?