Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/25/13
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This Los Angeles Lakers without Kobe Bryant, are really struggling for points and only three players have been consistent so far in the four games they have played without him. These three players are, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and surprisingly, Steve Blake. But the question must be asked, why are they not going inside on every possession and why are Howard and Gasol not taking 40 shots per game? They do not have any other talent right now that can be relied on to score consistently, so it is shocking that they are only combining for 27 shots per game. If they want any chance to win this series, which they are currently down two games, they must go  inside to their two All Stars early and often. This is even more important with Steve Nash limping around the court and Steve Blake injuring himself towards the end of game 2, as those are the only two other players on this team other than Gasol who can create their own offense. The team’s offense should be quite simple, pass the ball to ...
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