Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 3: Los Angeles Tells Boston To Go Fish

June 9th, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
Throughout the second half of Los Angeles’ 91-84 Game 2 victory over the Boston Celtics, the Lakers offense struggled to work.

Ray Allen played Kobe Bryant looser before Kobe initiated his attacks, allowing Bryant to take and miss many contested jumpers.

Ray Allen was still able to crowd Kobe on his drives, but because of Kobe’s superior athleticism, still sank several contested, but not super-contested shots.

Tony Allen, however, was able to crowd Kobe, and force him to designated help spots. Plus, with his strength, length, and quickness, Kobe had no daylight to drive and pull.

Kobe didn’t help his cause by unleashing numerous bad shots.

When the Lakers tried initiating their triangle, too many players were timid with the resulting mismatches that took place.

Luke Walton failed to post guards with aggression. Ron Artest turned down wide open corner threes, Lamar Odom failed to penetrate when a lane opened up for him.

As a result, too many Lakers had to make something out of nothing with the shot clock expiring.

Sure, Odom had some success isolating the smaller Glen Davis, and Pau Gasol ...

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