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Roggin's Rants: Mike D'Antoni's Finally Got It

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    The Lakers are on a three-game winning streak as they start the annual Grammys road trip Wednesday night in Phoenix, and it seems like they've finally figured out how to play a game built for their personnel. Fred Roggin explains for Roggin's Rants on Jan. 30, 2013.

    Bingo!

    It’s as if a light bulb finally went on in Mike D’Antoni’s head.

    The Lakers are on a three-game winning streak as they start the annual Grammys road trip Wednesday night in Phoenix, and it seems like they’ve finally figured out how to play a game built for their personnel.

    Instead of trying to run constantly, they’ve slowed down and played a half-court game.

    When you play a half-court game with the Lakers’ roster, which is constructed for the playoffs, you have a better chance to win.

    And they’re better defensively.

    Why? They’re no longer burning themselves out by running up and down the court at full speed.

    Maybe D’Antoni’s got it.