He takes the blame for loss, but admits that a poor shooting night ‘can’t happen.’

L.A. Times: Lamar Odom thinks he knows how to improve upon his Game 3 performance.

“Dunk the basketball,” he said before practice today. “Attack the rim a little harder. Finish at the free-throw line.”

Odom had seven points on two-for-11 shooting in the Lakers’ 103-84 loss Sunday to the Spurs. He made three of eight free throws.

It was one of his worst outings of the season, and it was magnified because frontcourt mate Pau Gasol had 15 points and made only seven of 18 shots.

Odom took the blame for the loss after the game. He was still unhappy with his play this morning.

“I got to the point where I couldn’t make a shot and then I got to the free-throw line and wouldn’t make a free throw,” Odom said. “That can’t happen.”

  • http://swishtheball.net kopau+bench+defense=champons 2008-2012

    he also needs to post up more

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    lamar is totally going to bounce back from game 3

  • ValleyBoy1

    Sounds good, glad he stepped to take responsibility and realize what he was doing wrong, you have to first accept what you’ve done wrong in order to correct it.

  • west213

    the harder he attacks the more he misses lol

  • lakerschamps08

    well it wasnt all his fault yes he bad a terrible game but im saying gasol and fisher also sucked. kobe did not pass ball,sasha like did not even shot 3s .radman sucked but we were down 9 and and he shot a 3 that shoulda gone in but just rolled around the rim and did not and spurs went on run and won the game/.. but it was a team loss.. kobe to pass a lot in 1st half just like game 1 i think.. but just win the game

  • lalball81

    That’s what I like to hear, Lamar knows what he needs to improve for game 4.

    Keep in mind though, that the Spurs aren’t a soft defensive team. I don’t expect them to collapse come game 4 and let Odom get to the rim at will.

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  • pancho

    Lamar shouldn’t shoulder all the blame for the lakers,in all fairness he’s just one of several players that didn’t bring their A game. Lamar will come back on game 4.

  • nayrb_883

    Odom has to go back to Rhodie. He must remember what he was doing when he played there. Well, he dominated the A-10. He shot threes like an SF, he did too in Miami; including the unforgettable one at the buzzer against Temple to win the ACC Tournament and head to the NCAA. If he can bring that to game 4 and the rest of the series, and hopefully the Finals, we’re unstoppable. He has to be the missing piece to the puzzle like Glen Rice was to Kobe and Shaq.
    I’m rooting for you Lamar Odom, cause unlike most LA fans, I was glad that Shaq was traded for you. I know Shaq and Kobe wouldn’t win another championship after 2004 because of the Diesel’s age. I’m glad Kobe’s gonna get more shots at it because you are here. Just remember your nicknames: “The Package”, “The Goods”. You’re not Magic Johnson, but you’re like him.

  • T-Dub

    LO needs to pull up for that 15 ft jumper more often. He passes it up to go to the hole when he can’t get around his man and gets called for charges. His post up game is overrated. He can’t overpower bigs and he’s too slow to get around smalls. Take what they give you…15′ jump shot ALL DAY!