Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 1/27/13
The Lakers played one of their better games as a team on Friday night against the Jazz, and it didn’t go unnoticed by their head coach Mike D’Antoni. In speaking about Kobe Bryant’s 14 points, 14 assist, 9 rebound night, D”antoni suggested to ESPN L.A. that less buckets from Kobe could be best. “If you win, is it really a sacrifice or is it, ‘Yeah, you played the right way?’ ” D’Antoni said after practice Saturday. “I don’t know if it was a sacrifice, is all, but (Bryant) set the tone. There’s no doubt about it. He played like Oscar Robertson played back in the day — 14 assists, nine rebounds, and he got easy shots all over the place. Some nights it’s 14 points, some nights it’s 30 points, but he’ll read the defense. Star center Dwight Howard was definitely happy with less shooting from Kobe, and made reference to the fact that you have to feed the big men. “I think for a lot of bigs, when we’re fed and we eat a little bit, we’re happy,” Howard said on Saturday. “Just
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