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May 9, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Day 3 of Kobe Bryant's losing battle against flu had the Lakers realizing they won't get their reserve swingman back even when they get him back, with Coach Del Harris already planning for a short-term future that could include only about 10 minutes for Bryant on Sunday afternoon. And that's if he plays at all in Game 4. On Friday, Bryant showed for the morning shoot-around but, for the second day in a row, left before actual activity began.
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May 9, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was only a modest line at the bottom of the Seattle SuperSonics' scoring sheet. It read: Dale Ellis--Minutes: 26; Field goals attempted: 8; Field goals made: 6; Three-pointers attempted: 6; Three-pointers made: 4; Points: 16. In the wake of the Lakers' dominating 119-103 victory over Seattle on Friday night, that line doesn't tell you much about the game. Or even about Ellis. But it tells you an awful lot about Seattle Coach George Karl.
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May 9, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER
Thirty and 12. Seattle SuperSonic Coach George Karl knows Laker center Shaquille O'Neal is going to get about 30 points and 12 rebounds no matter what defenses Karl throws at him, no matter how many double- and triple-teams he piles up in the path of the 7-foot-1, 315-pounder. "It doesn't matter whether it's at home or on the road, you look at the numbers and it's constant," Karl said. "But it depends on how he gets the 30.
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May 8, 1998 | J.A. ADANDE
In the thick of the NBA playoffs, one day after a 92-68 loss to the Lakers, Seattle SuperSonic Coach George Karl was talkin' baseball. "It reminds me of the Pittsburgh Pirate [World] Series in 1960," said Karl, who grew up in suburban Pittsburgh. He recounted how the Yankees won in blowouts, but the Pirates won the close games, including Game 7 on Bill Mazeroski's home run in the bottom of the ninth inning. "In a seven-game series, you're probably going to have some bad games," Karl said.
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May 8, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Corie Blount wants to come back next season and ride the bench some more. The desire isn't actually to be a reserve, as far down the depth chart at power forward as third string, but the lure of the affiliation is greater than the lure of an increased role, so Blount has accepted that the bench will be his destiny as a Laker. If it is his destiny to remain a Laker. He's hoping to, preferring the victories and playing in his hometown over the possibility of at least double the minutes elsewhere.
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May 8, 1998 | BILL PLASCHKE
As the NBA playoffs return to the Great Western Forum tonight, a tad more muddled than when they departed 11 days ago, one notion has become clear. For the Lakers to continually play well as one team, they must continually remember they are two. There is Shaquille O'Neal, at this minute the league's most valuable player. Then there is everyone else. "My guys," he calls them. The most important guys.
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