Derek Fisher on Steve Nash: "You have to make him work."

May, 16, 2010
5/16/10
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Kamenetzky By Brian Kamenetzky
ESPNLosAngeles.com
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Steve Nash is capable of putting the game on a string if allowed. Beyond the need for a solid team defensive scheme, one more strategy teams employ for controlling Nash is to make him work on the other side of the floor. It's no secret the two time MVP isn't a lockdown defender.

Saturday at practice, Derek Fisher was asked if he would look to be aggressive offensively against Nash. Yes, Fish said, it's important to put pressure on him, but he and teammates can't get so wrapped up in running Phoenix's PG they start making poor choices. That would take the Lakers out of their offense, and likely serve to fuel the Suns:

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TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Nick Young
PTS AST STL MIN
17.9 1.5 0.7 28.3
OTHER LEADERS
ReboundsJ. Hill 7.4
AssistsK. Bryant 6.3
StealsK. Bryant 1.2
BlocksW. Johnson 1.0