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Lakers need more efficiency on D

Updated: June 7, 2004, 4:53 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- There were no sprints back to the basket to chase and erase a breakaway layup. There were no rejections at the rim with a dunker on the verge of slamming through.

Detroit's Tayshaun Prince didn't block even one shot Sunday night.

Probably because he was too busy taking a swat at the other team's ego in a different way.

Prince's long arms and Rip Hamilton's fleet feet combined to convey a fairly loud message to Phil Jackson in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, even though ...

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