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At long last, Mike D'Antoni made his sideline debut for the Lakers, hoping to put to rest any thoughts that he was the wrong choice for the Lakers. Undoubtedly Los Angeles has a lot of weapons for the offensive-minded coach to play with. And so far, since D'Antoni took over, offense has been the key word for the Lakers.
Los Angeles defeated Brooklyn last night 95-90. It was actually one of the Lakers' worst offensive performances since D'Antoni officially took over. The Lakers are averaging 109.3 points per game in the three games since D'Antoni took over. The Lakers' average offensive rating in that stretch is 113.3.
Small sample size, but the Lakers offense is clearly sizzling. Kobe Bryant scored 25 points and added five assists. Dwight Howard had 23 points and 15 rebounds. Pau Gasol scored 17 points and seven assists.
With a little more help from the bench, this a...