Lakers Examiner: Things couldn’t have gone much better for the Los Angeles Lakers in the first two games of their Western Conference Finals series with the Phoenix Suns. They thoroughly dominated in game one, with Kobe Bryant having a signature high-scoring game.
Possibly worse for the Suns, the Lakers proved they didn’t need Kobe to score (as much) by winning game two by a comfortable margin. Kobe found away around possible fatigue in his knee by playing the facilitator to perfection (broken down here by ESPN’s TrueHoop), assisting on threes and feeding the un-guardable (at least by Phoenix) Pau Gasol over and over.
After the game, Suns head coach Alvin Gentry was searching for answers. He even asked the media what they thought he should do. Finally, he came up with a possible solution:
“We just have to take a look at the tape tonight and maybe we’ll decide that we let Kobe get 80 and try to guard the other guys.”