If Game 1 is an indication, the Lakers will have their hands full against the Rockets, writes J.A. Adande.

Updated: May 5, 2009, 3:52 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com
The irony is that the Houston Rockets are the team with the spreadsheets and logarithms, but it's the Lakers who must hope that Game 1 was merely a statistical aberration, that they'll resume scoring the 106-plus points they averaged during the regular season and first round of the playoffs instead of the 92 they put up here, that they'll make better than 11 percent of their 3-point attempts, that the Rockets can't expect to continue to have more turnovers and fewer rebounds than the Lakers and still keep winning the way they did on Monday night.


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