Lakers Win... Big!

Our Free NBA Picks indicated that the Lakers should beat the Spurs by at least six points last night, and as always, we put our faith in our system. We just didn't think it would be that easy.

The Lake Show beat up on the defending champs 101-71 in a blowout last night, and are now up 2-0 in the series and just two more wins away from a return to the NBA Finals.

Lamar Odom (seen above dunking on an exasperated Tim Duncan) had a huge night, as Pau Gasol (also looking sort of exasperated in the above photo) and Kobe Bryant were content to let Odom take the reigns, although Kobe still got his points.

The Lakers cover gives our Free NBA Picks a record of 8-1 in the last nine, and 11-3 in the last 14. Overall they are just 14-12 in the playoffs, but clearly have caught fire in the last week or two, as they always seem to. We put those records in yellow, since the color of lemons as well as those Laker jerseys also happens to be the color of money. Well, not really, but figuratively at least.

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