The Lakers went back to work Monday in search of ways to correct a defense that failed them Sunday night against the Sacramento Kings, even though the Lakers won the game.
The theme at practice was simple: Stop dribble penetration. Contain the guards.
"The first sequence that comes in a situation like that is stopping penetration," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said. "You stop that and usually the ball stops. We didn't do a relatively good job on defense, I thought, containing some of the better guards last week."