This just in: Jackson reveals plans

Lakers coach Phil Jackson doesn’t often talk about his game plan, except in general terms. He said more than usual today when he announced Kobe Bryant would defend Golden State’s Monta Ellis when the teams play Saturday night in Oakland. Ellis is averaging 28.9 points in 43.4 minutes. He has scored 30 or more points in three consecutive games. He had 34 against Portland on Nov. 20, then scored 37 against Dallas on Tuesday and had a career-high tying 42 against San Antonio on Wednesday.