Steve Nash has become something of a crutch for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, even more so since Mike D'Antoni assumed the team's head-coaching duties in mid-November. Time and again, D'Antoni has pleaded patience with the fidgety L.A. fanbase while the team's 38-year-old two-time NBA MVP readies his street clothes.
Don't worry, says D'Antoni. Once the fracture in Nash's fibula is no more, Kobe Bryant can relinquish some (if not most) of his duties as facilitator, Dwight Howard will dominate in the pick-and-roll, (a healthy) Pau Gasol will get the ball in his favorite spots, and the rest of the supporting cast will morph into a pack of floor-running gunners.
And, of course, the Lakers will get back to the business of winning basketball games.
Unlike what happened on Tuesday night, when the Lakers built a 17-point cushion against the Houston Rockets only to watch it trickle away in a 107-105 loss at the Toyota Center.
The Lakers finished with more turnovers (18) than assists (16). They held the Rockets to 37.6 percent shooting from the field, including 3-of-19 from James Harden, but allowed Houston to rebound 21 of its ow ...
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