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Scouting Update: Rockets-Lakers G6

Originally Published: May 13, 2009
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

• Rockets-Lakers series scouting report | Series page

The Los Angeles Lakers came into Game 5 with some obvious plans: pound the Houston Rockets inside, contain Aaron Brooks more with their bigs on ball screens, defend the weak side better and play with a lot more focus. Check, check, check and check. The Lakers were far sharper in their attention to detail, and this caused major problems for the Rockets, partly because they failed to be as sharp in their execution. Game 5 looked ...

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