The last time the Lakers were in town, Kobe Bryant treated the Warriors in the same manner that Superman handled Zod in Superman II; essentially outsmarting and out-executing the Dubs down the stretch with his ability to get to vacant help spots and convert shots despite facing some exceptional defense on his baseline jumpers. The Warriors left the door opened and Bryant closed it, locked it and threw away the key. Tonight we get the rematch at Oracle Arena, mind you with Kobe Bryant scheduled to sit out the contest.
I made a quick stop today over at ESPN’s Land O’Lakers to preview tonight’s match up with the Los Angeles Lakers. We covered a myriad of issues such as tanking, Mark Jackson and players worth watching on the Dubs. Here’s a quick passage about the positives about Mark Jackson’s coaching job this season:
“It is worth noting, though, that Action Jackson was able to get Monta Ellis to curtail his game for the benefit of the team and was never afraid of sitting him whenever he was hurting them. The end result was that Ellis involved his teammates, picked his spots when teammates had it going and willingly gave up the rock when faced with double coverage.”
The whole piece can be found here.
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