Posted January 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Kobe Bryant is continuing to encourage his teammates as their perimeter shooting problems persist. The Indiana Pacers have no such worries about their 3-point attack. The Pacers ended a lengthy road losing streak against the Lakers last season, and they enter Sunday night's matchup with the better record as they seek a winning three-game trip. Bryant is in his usual place among the NBA's elite with his 30.4 scoring average, but hasn't been getting adequate help. The Lakers (10-7) are one of the league's worst 3-point shooting teams at 25.7 percent. Los Angeles made 6 of 20 3s in each of its two road losses this week, falling 98-87 at Miami on Thursday and 92-80 the next night in Orlando. "I tell them (teammates) that they have to keep shooting them," Bryant said. "They are much better shooters than the statistics are showing right now. We just have to keep shooting them." Indiana (10-4) is one of the NBA's better 3-point shooting teams at 38.2 percent. The Pacers have split th...
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