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Lakers Roundtable: L.A. Times' Mark Medina and WGN Radio's Jordan Bernfield break down the Lakers-Bulls matchup

November 23, 2010 |  2:28 pm

This may be a pointless exercise, considering WGN Radio's Jordan Bernfield can't envision a scenario in which the Chicago Bulls (7-4) can defeat the Lakers (12-2) Tuesday night at Staples Center, given Carlos Boozer's long-term injury (right hand), the possible limitation regarding Taj Gibson (pinched nerve in right foot) and the Lakers' overwhelming talent level. The Lakers say they see it otherwise, with the Bulls -- and the skill-set of Derrick Rose -- being a truer test than all those sub .500 opponents they crushed.

But that's why they play the games, and that's why there's another Lakers roundtable. Among the highlights from my discussion with Bernfield:

--He explains what first-year coach and former Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau has brought to the Bulls.

--He recounts Thibodeu's past history with Kobe Bryant as well as why Thibodeau deems Lamar Odom to be one of the most dominant forwards in the game.

--He explains how Boozer assumed a leadership role despite remaining on the sideline.

--He discusses the Bulls' good start and how they stack up in the Eastern Conference.

In return, I joined Bernfield and Brian Bedo on the "B-Squared Show" on 312 Sports Radio in Chicago.

Mark Medina on B-Squared show on 312 Sports Radio.

-- Mark Medina

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