Thursday we broke down the defense featuring a demonic Dwight Howard defending the path to the rim for the Los Angeles Lakers. Today, we'll take a look at how the offense took advantage of the opportunity the defense created for the offense to play catch up. While some of the New Orleans Hornets' lead was chipped away from transition baskets after the defense stifled them, the Lakers still had plenty of ground to cover in their half-court sets.

Just a few days prior, the Lakers went to the Dwight-Kobe Bryant high screen and it was effective in creating opportunities. Unfortunately, the Lakers missed a handful of wide open shots, and the Thunder broke away after Serge Ibaka drained a back-breaking three. The Lakers went to the same high screen action again against New Orleans, and once again it created opportunities. This time, though, the Lakers capitalized on it, and wound up with a stunning victory.