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Lakers' Radmanovic is finding his stroke

January 13, 2009 | 10:45 pm


Maybe, just maybe, Vladimir Radmanovic is starting to find his shooting touch again.

After all, that is why the Lakers have him in the starting lineup, to stretch the defense with his long-range shooting.

He was five for six from the field against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, two for two from three-point range. He finished with 12 points and six rebounds.

Over his last three games, Radmanovic has made 58.3% of his shots (14 for 24), 61.5% of his three-pointers (eight for 13) and averaged 12.6 points.

With so many injured players, the Lakers need Radmanovic to be productive offensively, which is supposed to be his strength.

-- Broderick Turner

Photo: Vladimir Radmanovic isn't out there for his defensive prowess. Credit: Dave Einsel, EPA