Scouts Inc. breakdown: Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 2

Originally Published: June 7, 2008
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

It seems obvious that for L.A. to improve upon its poor overall shooting in Game 1 (32-for-77, 41.6 percent and 3-for-14 from 3) it must first get more efficient production from Kobe Bryant. In Game 1 Boston did everything it could to disrupt Kobe. The Celtics put up a wall around the paint every time he worked with a live dribble, their off-ball defenders took an extra step towards him when he dribble-attacked and they aggressively hedged him when he used ball-screens.

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