Date: 6/8/2004
Complex Says: After a shocking Game 1 upset at the hands of Detroit's new Bad Boys, the Lakers found themselves on the ropes again late in Game 2. One of the toughest late game scenarios for an offense is being down three points in a one possession game. The element of surprise is gone and the defense simply has to guard the perimeter. Detroit did just that. It didn't matter. Of course with the ball in Kobe's hands with the game on the line, we shouldn't have been surprised by the outcome either.