Can Kobe Bryant Remodel His Game to Save the LA Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers broke their four-game losing streak with a 102-84 win over the Utah Jazz in a game in which Kobe Bryant shot the ball just 10 times, which is kind of a good model for what the Lakers should want him to do for the rest of the season.

Just looking at the box score for the game, you'll find out how the Lakers were able to not only win this game, but also completely dominate most of the way through.

Metta World Peace and Dwight Howard each scored 17 points, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash each had 15 points and Kobe had himself a meager, yet extremely efficient, 14 points:

Kobe is coming out of the game one shy of his career high (15) in assists. He has 14 points and nine rebounds also with 1:26 left.

— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) January 26, 2013 Not only that, but Kobe was also able to score on seven of his 10 shots while doling out 14 assists. It was just the sixth time in his career that he's had at least 14 assists in a game, and it's the first time since 2010.

The Lakers needed to do their best to get everyone involved against a team with a solid inside-outside presence, and they did just that. Amazingly, a huge portion of the ball movement was all thanks to Kobe himself.

Steve Nash finished the game with just two assists and was used as a bit of an intermediary between Kobe, whom the Jazz assumed would shoot nearly every time he touched the ball, and the rest of the team, mostly the guys in the post.

Los Angeles was able to work their way into the paint as much as possible, outscoring a team with a terrific offensive post presence 54-40 in the paint.

With their victory, their intriguing post presence and their win on the rebounds, two things really become possibilities If the trend can continue, Gasol coming off the bench might just be a legitimate solution, and Kobe remodeling his game for the remainder of the season should become a major prior...

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