Magic Johnson to San Antonio Paper: Spurs Will Win It All

Here's how Mike Monroe tells it in the San Antonio Express-News:

"It's over," Johnson said, when asked to assess the Spurs' summer signings of Michael Finley, Nick Van Exel and, to a lesser degree, Fabricio Oberto.

"I've always said the Spurs have one of the great owners and great management teams, R.C. Buford and, of course, (Gregg) Popovich. The team plays basketball the right way. They remind me of the Lakers when we were winning championships back in the 1980s. They just play the game and play to win.

"Nick and Finley will add to that, and I think they're going to win it again. They've added two great role players that can come in off the bench and add firepower."

Johnson also says the Lakers will make the playoffs.