Lakers vs. Rockets: A Series Preview with Kelly Iko
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The Los Angeles Lakers are in the second round of the playoffs for the first time in a long time, facing the star power of James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets. It's a matchup a lot of people wanted to see... so how will it play out?
Kelly Iko, who covers the Rockets for The Athletic and co-hosts the Rockets pod Brodie and the Beard joins the show to break it all down. He explains why the small-ball Rockets are actually built to play against big teams like L.A., how they might attack Anthony Davis and LeBron James, and how Houston transformed itself into a good defensive team (not exactly in line with the reputation of head coach Mike D'Antoni).
Who are the wild cards? How many games will the series go?
Great insight, great prep for what should be a fun series.

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