LOS ANGELES -- It wasn't always pretty, but 22 lead changes, 11 ties and a superhuman shooting night from
"Ray in the first half, when he gets into those zones our team could see it and you could see they could do to find him," said coach
With Bryant defending
"If you watched him the last two days, he took a million shots," said Rivers. "It's no coincidence that the great shooters are great shooters. They work on it more. Ray shows up three hours before every game. There's a reason [he] can shoot."
"Rondo's offensive rebounds, some little things he did out there, they were really a difference maker in the second half," said
"He is missing," said a scout. "He has no explosion and looks like he is stuck in the mud."
If Garnett is struggling, Odom is positively floundering. He followed up Thursday's five-point effort with a three-point, five-foul performance in Game 2. The stellar play of
"He got in the game, got those three fouls and it really took him out of the game," said Jackson. "That's a bit unfortunate for him."