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Previewing Magic Opponents – Pacific Division

Last season the Los Angeles Lakers finished with the best regular season record in the Western Conference at 57-25 and won the Pacific Division by three games over the Phoenix Suns (54-28).

The Lakers would go on to advanced to their third-straight NBA Finals and capture their second title in a row with a win over the Boston Celtics in seven games. Rounding out the Pacific Division were the Los Angeles Clippers (29-53), Golden State Warriors (26-56) and Sacramento Kings (25-57).

– Local Flavor –

Lakers Forward Matt Barnes played for the Magic last season… Phoenix Forward Grant Hill spent six injury-plagued seasons with the Magic from 2000-07… Forward Hedo Turkoglu enters his first season with the Suns. He played in Orlando from 2004-09 before moving on to the Toronto Raptors a year ago… Forward Brian Cook entered the preseason with the Clippers. He spent parts of the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons in Orlando…

––– Previewing the Pacific Division –––

Below, Jeff Clark at CelticsBlog offers up a collection of Pacific Division previews for the upcoming season.

Clippers: Clips NationSBNation Recap

Kings: Sactown RoyaltyCowbell KingdomSBNation Recap

Lakers: Silver Screen and RollForum Blue & GoldNBAtipoffSBNation Recap

Suns: Bright Side Of The SunSB Nation ArizonaValleyoftheSuns SBNation Recap

Warriors: Golden State of MindSBNation Recap

––– MORE PREVIEWS ––

Southeast Division

Northwest Division

Central Division

Atlantic Division

Southwest Division

– (email JC@OrlandoSportsCentral.com or follow @OrlandoSportsJC and Carnahan Chronicles) –

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