Gah! I didn’t watch any of the game last night (that whole East-West time difference just doesn’t work well for sleep patterns), but was not too surprised by the victory. The Lakers were at home, which should provide an adrenaline boost, especially at that level.
In looking at the final score, I did notice that the game was relatively close, a win by only a handful of points. Personally, while the idea of a sweep is great, I am actually happy that it isn’t going to happen. With the records that both teams have for the year (the fact that both were the respective # 1 seeds), it would be an embarassment to be swept.
I am all for a good rivalry, just as long as the leprechaun gets to perform a victory jig at the end of the series.