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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers: Game 3

It starts again.  Obviously, the Suns figured something out between Game 1 and Game 2 and demolished the Lakers in the 2nd game after "only" winning by single digits in the first game.

So how can they improve in Game 3?  Maybe shoot 100%?  How about work on not allowing the Lakers to get any offensive rebounds?

If this game ends up being a blowout like the first one, I would spend a few minutes with the starters in and put up some sort of team goal for that time period.

But I don't know that this game is going to be a blowout.  Despite my actual thoughts on Phil "Look At Me Sit On My Throne" Jackson, he is a fairly good coach.  I can't imagine he's going to let the Suns just blow his team out for another couple of games and then go home.

As Mike D'Antoni has said - the series really doesn't start until someone loses on their home court.  The Suns can go a long way to getting this series started by winning tonight.

What do the Lakers need to do?  I have absolutely no idea.  The one thing that was proved to me in Game 2 is that Kobe passing the ball to his teammates in the playoffs doesn't work.  It's not that they are bad.  It's that they haven't practiced that way all year.  What makes them think it is going to work once the playoffs start?  

So I've finally come to the realization that the only way the Lakers are going to even have a chance is to let Kobe shoot every time he has the ball.  And with the way the Suns run the ball, he's going to tire out in the 4th quarter.  And when he tires out, he's going to shoot 1 for 10 again.  It's just a no win situation for the Lakers.  Literally.  As in, no wins during the series.  At least, that's what I hope!

What are your thoughts on this game?  11.5 hours and counting until tonight's game.  GO SUNS!

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