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Los Angeles Lakers Dictate Game’s Tempo and Defeat Denver Nuggets, 103-94

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

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Denver Nuggets Coach George Karl said something telling during the post-game press conference following the Lakers 103-94 victory.

Paraphrasing here: We didn't get out and run like we like to.

In fact, neither team got out and ran. The Lakers had six fast-break points, while the Nuggets had only four. On Monday night, the Nuggets had 15 fast-break points and the Lakers had only five.

So what caused the difference? Better transition defense?

No, it all started with the triangle offense and running the half-court sets by going inside-out.

There were very few instances of the Lakers throwing three perimeter passes and then jacking up a thre...

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