Derek Fisher's two big 3-pointers helped the Lakers top the Magic in Game 4.
Kobe Bryant's demeanor was all business in the Lakers' Game 1 rout of the Magic.
Kobe Bryant helped the Lakers beat the Nuggets with his passing instead of his shooting.
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant showed the Nuggets why he is the league's best closer.
One of the league's best rivalries -- the Sixers and Celtics -- appears headed toward a first-round matchup, writes J.A. Adande.
Don't assume the Lakers will be the team that will regret missed opportunities most. The C's are poised for that distinction, J.A. Adande writes.
The Lakers took advantage of their second chances and are now one win away from the NBA Finals, writes J.A. Adande.
Jason Kidd's aboard, but Dallas has yet to show it can win against the West's best even with the stellar point guard, J.A. Adande writes.
Kevin Garnett clearly sets the winning tone for Boston, which should earn some respect for its road win over the Lakers, J.A. Adande writes.
The Lakers' productive reserves are one big reason Kobe Bryant doesn't have to carry the whole load, J.A. Adande writes.
Don Nelson has had some successes since returning last year. But beating Phil Jackson, who has long refused to play small against Nellie-coached teams, is not one of them, J.A. Adande writes.
Even when the Magic don't look particularly good, they look good enough to earn a road win, J.A. Adande writes.