1st off, why would we not want to beat up the sorry Lakers in the 1st round?
2nd, why do you think the Lakers (who have lost 4 of their last 7) are going to beat out Utah (who are on a 5 game win streak).
I would rather play the Lakers than any of the other 3 teams we might play if we were the 2nd seed (Jazz, rockets, or Warriors). In fact, I think it would be a tough road for OKC to have to play James Harden and the rockets, then Denver while we beat up both LA teams.
Austin Day is better than Nando De colo, Dejuan Blair, and Matt Bonner!