Nice win by the good guys yesterday... there is no way to spin that game as being a bad performance by Phoenix, or a hot streak by LA. Both teams were playing at a pretty high level (especially compared to the previous dog of a game - Miami/Cleveland), but the Lakers are just better, more versatile, and far deeper.
And what a great move by Phil inserting Ariza into the starting lineup! That makes the starting unit better defensively and better at rebounding. Oh yeah, he can also throw down the occasional SICK dunk:
Not sure this will last -- we'll see what happens when everyone is healthy. Or even Friday against a bruising Utah team we may see Turiaf in there instead, or Kwame once he is healthy.
Although, are the Lakers a better team with Kwame and Luke out?