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POLL: Who is MOST responsible for not pounding the ball inside?

I'm disappointed that the Lakers lost the game to the Grizzlies last night.  But not surprised for several reasons:

  • It was at the end of long road trip
  • They had a tough game in Boston the day before
  • The way they played they really didn't deserve to win
  • They have won so many games on last second shots already this year that they were due to lose one.

I was out after the game and turned on the ESPN710 post game show for a bit.  They were discussing the fact that while Drew had a big game the day before in Boston, he only shot 1 for 3 against the Grizz.  Pau shot 4 of 7 and Kobe was 16 for 28.  (Kobe passed Jerry West as the Lakers' all time leading scorer - congrats Kobster.)

Anyway, they discussed for sometime how the Lakers need to get the ball inside more.  One host was adamant that Drew (& Pau presumably) needs to make himself more available so they can get him the ball.  The other host was blaming Kobe jacking up shots and the rest of the team for not getting the ball inside.

I also will give the Grizzly defense 50% of the credit.  But last night was a bit of an unusual game being the end of the road trip and Kobe setting the Laker scoring record.  So my question is more broad. 

Who is MOST responsible for the Lakers failure to get the ball inside consistently?

Ed. note: Oops, I forgot to reference Dexter's item about Pau's remarks regarding pounding the ball inside.  (But now I am late for a meeting.)

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