Standing in Lakers' way? The Spurs

The Lakers' ultimate test -- again -- will be their ability to beat the Spurs

Updated: March 6, 2011, 1:13 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

When the Lakers go to San Antonio to play the Spurs in their Sunday matinee, it figures to be a dress rehearsal for a marquee playoff matchup.

Because if the Lakers are going to make it to the Finals for the fourth straight year, you have to figure that the Spurs will be there standing in their way.

For all of the attention paid to the Lakers' three-peat bid, the Heat's budding Big Three, the Celtics' last hurrah, the Magic's search to surround Superman with help, the Knicks ...

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