Despite his ability to score in alarming bunches, Bryant usually spreads his scoring out evenly over the whole game whether it's 28 or 58. Rarely will he put together a game of lopsided halves. For 42 minutes, he requires a defender's undivided attention. He won't go more than two minutes without scoring and will crank up 25 to 30 shots to get his numbers. Szczerbiak will have to constantly be on alert. His scoring is going to suffer before the game even starts. It's hard to swallow but Szczerbiak will have to change his priorities.
"I'll just squeeze him," Bryant said with a smile, "make him take tough shots. He loves to score and sometimes he chases down his shots."
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