The Lakers are back on the hardwood tonight against a talented Atlanta Hawks team. Hopefully, the Lakers will bring and employ their defense tonight at the Staples Center. The Lakers took one on the chin and were beaten by the Mavericks on Friday because of poor shooting and not being able to stop a familiar tactic: the pick and roll play.
The loss was their worst at home in two years. Los Angeles needs to shake off the rust and put on a bounce-back performance. Being stunned at home by an opponent that you had beaten six times in a row could be the type of wake up call this team needs. The Lakers have a favorable schedule to start the season that could easily vault them in the Western Conference Standings but theyÆll have to play night-and-day better than what we saw agai ...
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