Hidden X factor gives Lakers wins and Suns hope
Take the Lakers' series against Phoenix, for instance. Considering how both teams ended the season, few could say they're amazed the Lakers are holding a 3-1 lead. Mildly surprised, yes -- most prognosticators gave Phoenix a slight edge -- but everyone knew this was within the realm of possibility.
What's utterly shocking, however, is the way the Lakers have done it.