Room for Improvement

The Lakers 122-99 win over the Pacers might seem perfect, but L.A. could have played better

Updated: March 3, 2010, 3:05 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Any time Adam Morrison and DJ Mbenga combine to reach double-digit scoring there's plenty of reason to smile, but the Lakers still did enough things wrong in their 122-99 win over the Indiana Pacers to not be deliriously enthused after this one.

If it sounds as if I'm nitpicking, that's because I am.

Phil Jackson called Tuesday a "getaway game." Playing a struggling team like Indiana is a way for Jackson to gauge how the Lakers are playing in all areas. It's ...

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