2010 NBA Playoffs: Point Guard Is a Point Of Concern For LA Lakers

March 27th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
Speed kills, and for the number of times the Los Angeles Lakers have been decimated by opposing point guards they more than qualify to appear in the next public service announcement as the perfect example.

The Lakers' 91-75 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night was akin to viewing a horrible movie which is played constantly despite the poor quality. Soul Plane comes to mind.

Pau Gasol and Kobe Bryant downplayed the loss to the Thunder, but under the circumstances it probably is better to move on to the next game, because there were very few positives to draw from this one.

Bryant had nine turnovers, Gasol was called out by coach Phil Jackson for his soft play, and none of the Laker guards were able to prevent Russell Westbrook from getting in the lane whenever he desired.

Regardless of which player took turns guarding Westbrook, he simply adjusted for speed or height, and continued his various uncontested forays to the rim.

The Thunder built their lead to 33 points, and the only drama in the fourth quarter was whether or not the Lakers would be able to crack the 70 point barrier and avoid their lowest point out ...

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