“LAL unbeatable when playing D.”

Kurt —  January 6, 2010

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Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey may not be familiar with the mantra of this site — the Lakers will go as far as their defense will take them — but based on his post-game tweet Tuesday he is a believer.

Solid D both ways.LAL unbeatable when playing D.Reb edge killed us.Transition kept O on life support

For the second game in a row, the Lakers did play defense. They held Dallas to 101.1 points per 100 possessions (right at the Lakers season average, second best in the league) then held Houston to 85.9. Dallas shot just 40.6% (eFG%), Houston shot 42.9%. Plus, the Lakers dominated the glass.

It was not a pretty win Tuesday, but the Lakers are back to winning with defense. And, if Lamar Odom is going to play like that sick, I’m sneaking into his house today to plant viruses.