Down 3-1, LA's checklist in order to win tonight's game is long:
-- Come out in the right mental frame of mind: The psychological state of the Lakers is a real key tonight. How badly do they want to extend their season?
-- The Odom Factor: LA needs him for four quarters. It's important for him to be consistently productive.
-- The Gasol Factor: Pau needs to play his best game of the series. Like Odom, he needs to be productive for the entire game, not just a stretch of it.
-- A dozen from Sasha: Vujacic must contribute at least 12 points for LA.
-- Board Game: The Lakers must out-rebound Boston by at least five.
-- A Small Plan: In the case that Perkins misses this game with an injury, or when he's subbed out, LA needs to be ready to play small ball.
-- Containment: LA must contain two of Boston's Big Three.
-- Free Throws: LA has got to win the free-throw game and Kobe Bryant must get at least 10 FTA.
-- Weak Side and Drive: The Lakers must get the ball to the weakside of the floor quicker and they've got to drive the ball.