From the times I've looked at the stat lines for Sam with the Celtics, it looks like he's playing better there. I know that cuz he has the weapons there. How can you not do great with Allen, Pierce and most importantly Garnett drawing all the attention. If Boston stays healthy I think they have a great shot at winning it all...but for some reason a lot of people have this feeling like the most talented team will get outsted in the finals. Maybe it's cuz the Patriots blew it in the superbowl, who knows. I'm gonna make the unpopular pick (at least in Clipperland) for NBA champs and say the Lakers. I'd like the Hornets, but my gut says the Lakers.