Before Game 1, the Los Angeles Lakers and Ron Artest held on to the element of surprise as long as possible.
"I'm a little concerned that he doesn't have a 'scorer' to go out and defend, like a Carmelo Anthony, a qualified, big scorer," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said about Artest before Game 1 on Sunday.
The day before that, Artest said he and Jackson hadn't talked about the possibility of him guarding Utah's best scorer, Deron Williams, who averaged 25.8 points on 49.4 percent ...Read full story
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