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Fisher: Defense Is Main Concern For Lakers

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#1 BeeZee


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Posted October 15, 2008 - 10:42 AM

It's not difficult to figure out what the Lakers need to improve to take the next step this season and become NBA champions.

At least, not in the mind of veteran guard Derek Fisher.

"We have to defend a whole lot better," Fisher said. "We want a team that when we have to get stops to finish a game or finish a quarter, we get them.

"We just weren't able to lock teams down. I can't remember a lot of games where we were down eight or 10 points and kept them from scoring the rest of the game and stole the game at the end. It was more like we were close and then we went on an offensive spurt where we were able to win the game."

In fact, the lasting image of the Lakers in the NBA Finals in June was of a team that seemed incapable of preventing the Boston Celtics from charging to the basket for layups and dunks.


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Posted October 15, 2008 - 11:45 AM

noooo really?

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 03:38 PM

The Laker team of the earlier part of this decade had several moments of locking people down defensively, and then other times where defense and offense were both gone. Hopefully this team can make it happen.
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Posted October 15, 2008 - 05:34 PM

tell me about it

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 05:52 PM

Most Def.

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 10:09 PM

Hopefully Fisher isn't the only one that realizes that the team needs to focus more on the defensive end rather then the offensive end.

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Posted October 15, 2008 - 10:16 PM

Yeh, it is a main concern. Let's hope it improves. :D

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 06:48 AM

RADMANOVIC, pay attention!

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:09 AM

Kuya JL!

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Great defense wins championships!

Yeah, I hope every one of the members of the team figure it out. :rock:

I believe in Phil. This time, they'll be better on that area. Bynum would surely help a lot!

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