dwighthowardsdad wrote:Defense was great. Speficifically, Kobe on Westbrook, and Clark & Metta on Durant. Sure, Durant and Westbrook missed some open looks but for the most part the Lakers did as great a job as you could on those two superstars.
We won't shoot 55% percent every game; however, if our defense is consistently this good, we'll win most games...
Their "improved" defensive play has more to do with scrapping MDAs offense than anything else..... better floor balance when shots go up the last 2 games which leads to being in better position to defend the transition forcing the game to half court basketball and like I've been saying all along, our half court defense is not as bad as this coach has made it look...........it's all about the irresponsible floor balance and perimeter shooting by choice in the name of offense that was a HUGE issue for this team.
As long as PRINGLES stays out of the darn way and we actually have some off-ball player movement along with touches from the most "inefficient" part of the floor than this team has a chance to make a run and possibly make the playoffs............ but that's a huge if for an ego-maniac like Pringles.