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Keys, Concepts & Observations vs. Los Angeles 3/27

March 27, 2016
Keys, Concepts & Observations vs. Los Angeles:

Defensive pressure inside and out
  • Lakers make the fewest shots & shoot lowest FG % per game

Contain Clarkson/Bryant/Williams iso-ball on perimeter
  • Lakers average the fewest assists per game

Attack with numbers - Push the pace
  • Make Hibbert, Randle & Bass run the floor and have them defend all sides
  • Lakers allow the most points in the paint per game

Collapse the paint to find open shooters on wings
  • Wall has recorded a double-double in 8 straight games
  • Wizards have won 3 straight games vs. Lakers, in L.A.

Bench play
  • Scoring punch from Temple, Sessions, Thornton to help starters

On this day in NBA history...

March 27,1999

Utah's Karl Malone and John Stockton are both held under 10 points in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers. This marks the first time since November 21, 1987 that both Malone and Stockton did not reach double figures in scoring in the same game.