Rolling with the Pick

The Suns might expose the Lakers' pick-and-roll weakness

Updated: March 12, 2010, 2:13 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The impetus for the Lakers air-it-out session last Saturday in Orlando was how poorly the team felt it was performing on the defensive end, particularly how they were having problems defending the pick-and-roll.

Any improvements Los Angeles has made in stopping the screen-roll will be put to the test Friday in Phoenix against one of the most proficient pick-and-roll teams in the league.

"Phoenix is a tough team to play defense against," Kobe Bryant said ...

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