Lakers Winning Recipe: Return to Rebounds and Defense

May 26th, 2010 by Pat Mixon Leave a reply »

Rebounds win Rings. That’s what former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame coach Pat Riley used to preach to his 1980’s Showtime team. And, it was true.  


After Game Four of the Western Conference Finals where the Phoenix Suns evened the series, this generation of Lakers players need to heed Riley’s message.


There is a reason why this Lakers team again won the West this season, and, unlike the past two years, it was not on the offensive side of the ball. No, this team used defense to keep their repeat title hopes alive.  


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