NBA Playoffs 2011: Who Replaces Ron Artest?

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Who Replaces Ron Artest?
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Time to make pops proud

As we all know, Ron Artest was been suspended and will not play in what will be the Lakers' biggest game of the season, Game 3 tonight, on the road in Dallas.

With the Lakers down 0-2, they would need to win four of the next five in order to advance to the next round. And please don't minimize the fact that three of those five games would take place in Dallas.

In those first two games, the Mavs have looked pretty good. My Lakers...not so good. No matter how hard Kobe is trying to get Gasol to Hulk levels, he remains in Bruce Banner mode. Tonight will Andrew Bynum be Dr Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? Will Lamar's head be in the game or will he be focused on his reality show with Khloe? 

Will Kobe trust the triangle offense or decide to wear blinders tonight and go for 40+? Does Fisher have any big shots left? What can we expect from the bench?

If those questions weren't enough, who steps into Ron Artest spot? Let's look at the possibilities.

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