Lakers' rebound starts with rebounds

Updated: April 27, 2010, 4:22 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Can the Lakers rebound?

It's a specific and literal question, and an over-arching and philosophical one as well.

We'll start with the specifics.

As the Lakers look ahead to a pivotal Game 5 on Tuesday at the Staples Center with their first-round series with the Oklahoma City Thunder tied 2-2, Los Angeles will have to control the boards if it wants to take back control of the series.

The team that has held the rebounding edge has won every game. The Lakers averaged ...

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