Jackson likes Thunder's athleticism

Updated: April 13, 2010, 11:45 PM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Los Angeles Lakers will face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and head coach Phil Jackson anticipates a tough series, despite their opponent's near-total lack of postseason experience.

"They're a very young, athletic team. Speed wise, they're quick. That's going to be a challenge for us to stay with them," he said Tuesday at Staples Center after the Lakers completed their morning shootaround. "They convert turnovers and get their hands on balls and run ...

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