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Ty Lawson and Pau Gasol in Game 2.
Yep. After two games, the 7-foot Laker Gasol has 13 assists, while Denver’s starting point guard Lawson has nine.
“I’m just trying to find my open teammates, trying to see what’s going on and give easy looks to (low-post partner Andrew) Bynum most of the time,” Gasol said. “And then Kobe (Bryant) is such a good cutter and holds his position so well in the paint, so he’s a definer for me. I’m just trying to make our offense work, get a little movement and get guys easy shots.”
In Tuesday’s Game 2, which put L.a. up 2-0, the Lakers tallied 20 assists – seven of those came from Gasol (five) and Bynum (two). for all the talk this series about Bynum – and my goodness, he can change the complexion a game so many ways – Gasol has made a hefty impact too, notably with the pass.
In Game 1, Gasol tallied eight assists, giving him the 13 on the series. in the regular season, he averaged 3.7 assists per game, but in these two games, he has averaged 6.5.
The Nuggets have often double-teamed the low-post, but because the Lakers are so long and court-savvy, they’ve often been able to zip off a pass before being completely overwhelmed by the defenders.
“It’s tough when you play against us because there are legitimately three guys on the post that you have to double-team,” Bryant said. “For Andrew, he’s also continuing to get better at making great reads, which is going to help us tremendously as he gets better at it.”
Game 3 is Friday at Pepsi Center, followed by Game 4 on Sunday.
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