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November 10, 2008 |  1:05 pm

After Sunday's thrashing of the Rockets, both Pau Gasol and Trevor Ariza talked about how the Lakers are actively looking to defuse the primary scoring options of the opposition and make guys deeper down the depth chart beat them. A quick progress report:

Vs. Portland

  • Brandon Roy: 5-15, 14 points
  • LaMarcus Aldridge: 4-12, 8 points

Vs. LAC (1.0)

  • Baron Davis: 4-13, 11 points
  • Chris Kaman: 3-9, 8 points

Vs. Denver

  • Allen Iverson: 3-8, 13 points
  • Carmelo Anthony: 5-15, 13 points

Vs. LAC (2.0)

  • Davis: 7-21, 17 points
  • Kaman: 3-4, 6 points

Vs. Houston

  • Tracy McGrady: 1-11, 3 points
  • Ron Artest: 2-11, 8 points

Cumulative numbers for these eight players, all All-Star-to-damn-near-All-Star caliber: 37-119 (31%), 101 points (10.1 ppg).  Through five games, it's fair to say the strategy is working.

BK


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