Lakers chances rest on unsteady hands entering game 3

Jan 9, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Darius Morris (center) drives for the basket between San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter (left) and Tim Duncan (right) during the second half at the AT

As Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles times cleverly pointed out, the Lakers will still have a most valuable player in their backcourt at home Friday night.

Darius Morris, a second-year point guard out of Michigan, played 48 games in the regular season averaging 4 points and 1.6 assists.

With per 36 minutes averages of 10.2 points and 4 assists, the upside is there – I guess.

Chis Duhon, 30, will stand as the lone backcourt veteran Friday night.

Duhon has played 49 games for the Lakers this season and is currently averaging 5.8 assists per 36 minutes – ranking him 51st among all players.

Unfortunately, none of these guards shoot over 40 percent from the field. And seeing as Mike D’Antoni will finally have no choice but to force-feed the post, their ability to step up and knock down perimeter shots will be crucial moving forward.

Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, Playoffs

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