Los Angeles Lakers: How to beat Milwaukee Bucks in a potential NBA Finals series

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1. Perimeter Shooting

After starting the season cold from the perimeter, it had appeared that the Lakers had finally figured things out. However, the team has hit another cold streak recently.

While the Lakers thrive on pounding teams down low with their size and strength, in order to reach their ceiling they will need to maximize their perimeter shooting. Danny Green was the only player in the first matchup to shoot the ball well from deep, but even he has been extremely streaky all season long.

Troy Daniels and Quinn Cook were signed in the offseason in hopes that they could help bolster the team’s lackluster 3-point shooting from last season. After their struggles early on, it seems as if both are buried at the end of the bench. Jared Dudley has shown that he can also hit the three-ball, but he is far from a long-term fix.

The Lakers had reported that they try to encourage Anthony Davis to shoot at least five 3-pointers per game. The superstar is only shooting just over 29% from three and was held to 0-of-6 in their loss to the Bucks.

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If Davis can improve his perimeter shooting it should help the Lakers achieve revenge come their next game.