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Even Jackson didn't figure on a passive Kobe

Originally Published: May 25, 2004
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- In Game Ninety-Six, or Game No. 104 if you're counting exhibitions, those wacky Lakers finally submitted somewhat of a blueprint game offensively.

All five starters in double figures. Twenty-nine assists on 34 buckets. A timely 100-point output mere hours after a SportsCenter graphic detailed how no Lakers team had ever averaged below 90 points in the playoffs under Phil Jackson before.

Except that blueprint isn't the adjective Jackson used. Not even after watching a ...

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