Kobe Bryant had a clear message to his teammates when asked about the Lakers offense.
“It had nothing to do with me,” he said. “There’ve been games where I shot the ball 30 times and Pau’s has big offensive games in those games. I’m gonna do what I do. I think the second unit and that crew we gotta make a conscious effort to get the ball into Pau, get the ball into Andrew. But it had nothing to do with me…It had nothing to do with my shots.”
Despite zero assists and none of his teammates attempting more than 10 shot attempts, there is no doubt the Lakers need to pound the ball down inside more. Kobe was red hot. Game 2 is Wednesday night.