While the Magic were the team that made more adjustments heading into Game 2 (they had to after getting blown out of the building by 25 in Game 1) the Lakers feel like they’re the team that can change a few critical things before Game 3 in Orlando tips off at 6 p.m.
Most prominently, according to assistant coach Brian Shaw, will be L.A.’s focus on keeping the ball out of the middle of the floor defensively, which hurt the Lakers in Game 2 and led to more open jump shots than were afforded in the first meeting.
Shaw said L.A.’s mindset it not to just steal a road game, but to win Game 3 and close it out in Game 4. Simply put, the Lakers aren’t planning on giving anything away.
Shaw also talked about L.A.’s success on the road throughout the season, featuring wins in Boston, Cleveland, and all three Western Conference Playoff cities, addressed what to expect from Kobe Bryant after a “sub par” Game 2 and explained how the Lakers’ scheme is designed to throw multiple different looks at Dwight Howard to confuse his offensive movement.
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