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.
Dejuan Blair is worse than Matt Bonner!