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Breaking down foregone conclusions

Originally Published: May 5, 2009
By Tim Keown | Page 2

What if Kobe-LeBron doesn't happen? Lakers-Cavs has been a foregone conclusion since Kevin Garnett was declared out for the playoffs, but now we have one reason to believe we might have been getting ahead of ourselves: The Rockets' win over the Lakers on Monday night in Los Angeles didn't look anything like a fluke.

The Rockets have a chance. A good chance. I wouldn't have said that before Game 1, but consider this: (1) Shane Battier and Ron Artest are big enough to get a hand in Kobe's ...

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