Los Angeles Lakers Breakdown: Massacre Exposes Lakers’ Ugliest Warts

Posted: 26th December 2009 by Erick Blasco in NBA
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The Los Angeles LakersÆ 102-87 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers was an embarrassing defeat that revealed all of LAÆs major flaws; many of them were the same flaws that doomed their quest to win a championship in 2007-2008. -The Lakers' interior rotations were soft or non-existent. It appeared as if Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum were scared of Shaquille OÆNealÆs and LeBron JamesÆ boulder-crushing strength. -That Bynum was lost and confused on defenseùoffering no resistance on off-ball screens, late in his help assignments, gambling and missing entry passesùis simply par for the course for the mistake-prone youngster. However, Gasol played defense like a timid rookie, a characteristic not seen since the LakersÆ humbling Finals defeat to the Celtics two postseasons ago. -Bynum (2-5 FG, 4 ...

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