It took a second try, but like the Lakers on the defensive end these days, we're persistent.
Among the topics covered Tuesday in the wake of L.A.'s 101-87 win over the Hawks in Atlanta, the team's eighth in eight tries since the All-Star break, include:
Another game-changing performance from Andrew Bynum. What he's doing is now abundantly clear. We throw around some theories as to how he's arrived at this point.
While Bynum anchored the middle, Ron Artest shut down Joe Johnson along the wing. With everyone else helping the helper, the Lakers are flat-out rough to score on these days.
Singing the praises of improved ball movement. Against a team like Atlanta who thrive on mistakes and in transition, the Lakers were able to maximize their defensive effort with good, clean work offensively.
Looking ahead to Miami on Thursday. How bad are things for the Heat? What's our take on CryGate?
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