Re: Defending Kobe and Gasol
Denver needs to focus on stopping LA as a team, stopping the passing game, and collapsing in the paint. Stopping Kobe and Gasol individually isn't going to happen, and if it does, they're both very good passes who can easily find other teammates and get assists. Team defense is key, not necessarily individual defense. If you can stop Kobe, good, but you're only stopping one component of the team. With the triangle offense, you can stop one player, but others can still be offensive threats.