Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers: What’s Stopping the Team From Dominating?

November 29th, 2010 by Ethan S Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers by many measures are off to a decent start.  The team has one of the best records in the NBA at 13-4.

No other team has been as dominant offensively as the Lakers.

For instance, Los Angeles leads the league in scoring at 110.6 ppg. The Lakers rank second in the NBA in three-point accuracy (.424), free throw percentage (.823), assists per game (23.81) and rebounds per game (45.75).

Defensively, the team has been steadily improving from an early lackadaisical start. The Lakers currently rank first in point differential at 9.93 and third in opponents field goal percentage at .431.

While from many key statistical numbers the Lakers look like a team that should win 65 to 70 games this season, much of the success is due to an easy schedule.  Reaching those win totals and winning another championship may not happen unless the team can improve in some key areas.


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