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Lakers News: Lakers Nation Votes Who Needs to Step Up Versus Grizzlies Reviewed by Momizat on . With news that Steve Nash will miss his second consecutive game  against the Grizzlies, Laker fans voted on who needs to step up in his absence. In the past two With news that Steve Nash will miss his second consecutive game  against the Grizzlies, Laker fans voted on who needs to step up in his absence. In the past two Rating:
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Lakers News: Lakers Nation Votes Who Needs to Step Up Versus Grizzlies

With news that Steve Nash will miss his second consecutive game  against the Grizzlies, Laker fans voted on who needs to step up in his absence. In the past two games without Nash, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol have been stepping up as the main facilitators for the Lakers.

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This morning we asked Lakers Nation who needs to step-up without Nash on the floor:

In the poll, 41 percent voted that Dwight Howard was the player that needed to step-up the most and in the past two games, he’s looked a lot better in the offense. Howard is averaging 24 points, 13.5 rebounds and three blocks and seems to be getting stronger every game.

Picture36_crop_exactAgainst the Grizzlies tonight, Howard will be relied upon heavily as he will go up against one of the NBA’s best centers, Marc Gasol. In his career against Memphis, Howard has put up decent numbers scoring 16.1 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

In second place, receiving 26.8 percent of the vote is appointed starting point guard Steve Blake. Blake has come on strong after an abdomen injury kept him out for the larger part of the season and he’s come through in games in which he’s started.

In his last two games, Blake is averaging 13 points and is making four three-pointers a game. While Blake won’t be initiating the offense as much, he will be relied upon to knock down open jump shots and make the right play when he has the ball.

It’s clear that the Lakers need an effort similar to how they played on Tuesday night. Memphis boasts one of the most punishing front courts in the NBA and Dwight will have to be up for the challenge.

Regardless of who was voted most important to step-up, with the Lakers season seemingly on the line every night, everyone needs to step up.

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  • http://twitter.com/maddyjrbrown madison

    Steve Blake really needs to step up and cut down on his turnovers, especially duringcrucial moments of the game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1672216122 Daryl Peek

      You do realize Kobe is leading the NBA in turnovers with 100 since February first.

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