Kobe834 wrote:Lakers are gonna take this one, but here is what we need to do:
1.) DEFENSE!!! We need to stop giving teams second chance points and instead, get some rebounds. This is really hurting us and it showed in the last two games.
2.) We gotta play with defensive and offensive intensity the way we start games for 48 minutes! That has been our achiles heel this season, and if we fix that we should be fine.
3.) Let's get up and run! The Suns are a team that like to get transition baskets. We gotta attack them and also not let them set up their half-court offense. They have great players with Marbury, Marion, and Stoudemire. If we double up on one, we gonna get a 3 busted on us by Penny Hardaway. We also can't focus to much on the inside with Amare or outside with Marion, because if we play one, we are gonna hurt on the other.
4.) Establish a big lead! We are gonna need it. They can play catch up and do something in the 4th quarter. Too many times have we seen ourselves have a 10 point lead at the half and completely bust it in the 3rd. I know it sounds like a cliche, but it's all about how we start off the 3rd quarter. Consistancy. We have to have it.
5.) Match ups. They have some powerhouses on the offensive and defensive end. There is gonna be a problem in the George-Marion matchup and believe it or not, we have to slow down Stephon. But the biggest of them all is Malone and Stoudemire. Malone is active, but he's going to have a big night. If he plays. Sometimes Shaq will guard him, but then someones gotta play Marion.
* I know I sound like Jack Haley, but it's what we need to do to take this game. Especially the way we have played are last 4 games.
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