Replay: Lakers Late Night vs. Atlanta

March, 8, 2011
3/08/11
9:28
PM PT
Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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It took a second try, but like the Lakers on the defensive end these days, we're persistent.

Among the topics covered Tuesday in the wake of L.A.'s 101-87 win over the Hawks in Atlanta, the team's eighth in eight tries since the All-Star break, include:
  • Another game-changing performance from Andrew Bynum. What he's doing is now abundantly clear. We throw around some theories as to how he's arrived at this point.
  • While Bynum anchored the middle, Ron Artest shut down Joe Johnson along the wing. With everyone else helping the helper, the Lakers are flat-out rough to score on these days.
  • Singing the praises of improved ball movement. Against a team like Atlanta who thrive on mistakes and in transition, the Lakers were able to maximize their defensive effort with good, clean work offensively.
  • Looking ahead to Miami on Thursday. How bad are things for the Heat? What's our take on CryGate?

Hope you enjoy it.

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsP. Gasol 9.7
AssistsK. Marshall 8.8
StealsJ. Meeks 1.4
BlocksP. Gasol 1.5