Lakers' other guys lift team in Game 2

Updated: April 21, 2011, 4:07 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Game 2 between the Lakers and Hornets was supposed to be all about Los Angeles' two All-Stars.

Kobe Bryant decreed it to be so after the heavily favored Lakers dropped the series opener Sunday, laying the gauntlet down for himself and Pau Gasol to run through.

"I put pressure on myself," Bryant said. "It's one and two, it's me and him. We've got to deal with it. When you get all the praise when things go your way, [you also] get all the blame when things don't. ...

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