The redemption: Lakers ground Rockets

Originally Published: May 17, 2009
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- When an entire team responds in a moment of crisis, as the Los Angeles Lakers did in this how-did-we-get-here Game 7 against the Houston Rockets, the credit goes to the coach.

The series certainly wasn't shaping up as Phil Jackson's finest hour. The starting lineup hadn't clicked at tipoff in the previous three games, with Games 4 and 6 beginning so badly you wondered if he spent the pregame showing a boring movie like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."

His ...

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