Middle of the road

Lakers continue to struggle away from Staples Center

Updated: March 5, 2010, 3:28 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

MIAMI -- After the Heat's 114-111 overtime win over the Lakers on Thursday, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said his team is dangerous because they aren't "afraid of the moment."

Meanwhile, in the Los Angeles locker room about 100 yards down the hall in the cavernous American Airlines Arena, Kobe Bryant basically said his team is suspect because it waits around for "the moment" to arrive instead of making it happen from the start of the game.

"We got to pick it up energy-wise," Bryant said. ...

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