The Utah Jazz fell apart in the last two months of the NBA season and provided little challenge to the Los Angeles Lakers, giving fans and the media no real indication of where the Lakers stood in terms of championship preparedness. The NBA Odds makers will undoubtedly be shading towards the Lakers as always with the fan favorites, but if the Rockets game was any indicator of the Lakers true championship spirit, then sportsbooks should be on alert.
The Houston Rockets, already playing without Tracy McGrady, lost All-Star Yao Ming and defensive force Dikembe Mutombo, and looked to be another easy win for the Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. But a funny thing happened. The Rockets …