More praise from Golden State

Light posting since the Lakers aren’t practicing today or Tuesday and don’t play again until Friday against Utah. But I couldn’t let a few comments from the Warriors about the Lakers go without posting them. Interesting stuff from Warriors guard Jamal Crawford.

“They’re playing great,” Crawford said after the Lakers defeated Golden State by 17 points Sunday. “I’m a fan of basketball, and I’ve been watching them all season and they’re playing great. They’re playing more physical. It’s tough to say if they have an advantage over the Celtics.

“The Christmas win gives them the psychological edge that they kind of needed. Up to that point, Boston was still better than them. It’ll be a good series if they (the Lakers and Celtics) make it back (to the NBA Finals).”

Golden State coach Don Nelson had this to say: “They have the whole package and they have a chance to win the whole thing this year. … I just think that the Lakers, after a year of going to the Finals, are just ready. They know what it takes and they’re so well coached and disciplined.”