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Old 03-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default Article: OC Register - Gasol injured in Lakers' 108-98 loss to Hornets

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If Gasol misses the next two weeks, as seems likely, while fellow centers Andrew Bynum and Chris Mihm remain out, the focus for the Lakers might even shift from lording over the Western Conference to just making the playoffs as a top-eight qualifier.
Given the Lakers' favorable schedule after next week, a freefall seems unlikely, but their primary goal of finishing in the top four to secure home-court advantage in the first round is in jeopardy. Winning the Pacific Division would ensure a top-four finish, but the Lakers' lead over Phoenix is two games.
Lakers power forward Ronny Turiaf filled in at center and missed all seven of his shots. Unable to go inside, they took 30 3-point shots even though Jackson doesn't want more than 16 per game and made nine (30 percent). Excluding Bryant's 4-of-7 effort, the Lakers were 5 of 23 (21.7 percent) on 3-point shots.

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Old 03-15-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Article: OC Register - Gasol injured in Lakers' 108-98 loss to Hornets

I dont think Gasol's injury will be much to decide.

We played 2 games without anybody when we first traded for pau and we won big both times.

What we need to do is Stop shooting three point shots and get guys like ronny some easier attempts instead of having him do those retarded moves down low where he always misses.

Lets look at Sunday. We got the Yao-less Houston rockets and McGrady and their PG Alston (Smush always shuts him down lol) so what we have to do is match their efforts.

Derek Fisher needs to find other ways to score instead of shooting when there are one on three breaks.

Unfortunately the success of several of our players are built around the three point shot.

Lets Have Lamar pound it in a little and Kobe attacking the basket. Kobe needs to play Team USA- like Defense on McGrady if we will have any chance to win this game.
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