Bench gets chance to rise again

Lakers reserves are trying to regain confidence heading into the playoffs

Updated: April 14, 2010, 3:34 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- With their playoff matchup already set and two of their starters out because of injury, Tuesday's game against the Sacramento Kings was dedicated to the Lakers' bench.

"You want to see some of the bench come to life," coach Phil Jackson stated as the goal for the game before tipoff. "Have a game where they play well, they shoot well and have confidence. We have some wrinkles we want to use to get them playing the basketball we think they're capable of."

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