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Quick guards a concern for Lakers

Updated: February 1, 2010, 1:44 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- Kobe Bryant bailed out the Lakers again, netting his fifth game winner of the season with 7.3 seconds left to beat Boston 90-89 on Sunday, but a weakness was exposed in Los Angeles' defense that needs to be addressed.

Quick, penetrating guards make the Lakers' defense fold faster than a Texas hold 'em player who draws a 2-4 unsuited.

The latest player to dice up L.A.'s defense was Boston's Rajon Rondo. The fourth-year guard, who torched the Lakers for 21 points, eight assists ...

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