G05 PHX@LAL PreGame Thread

Lakers had the worst start at 0-4 after playing 4 games in 5 nights against Western Conference Top teams (Warriors, Clippers, Rockets, Sun). But Lakers has shown glimpses of great ball movement when Lin ran the offense in Game 3 and 4.

It helps that Kobe has publicly announced Lin as the one to run the offense and deny him the ball if necessary.

But if Lakers want to win against Phoenix Suns tomorrow, Lakers need to fix one of their biggest problems: “3PT defense”

Lakers is currently ranked last in allowing Points at 118pts/gm

http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/defense-per-game/sort/avgPointsOpponent

 

They’re also ranked in the Bottom 4 in allowing high 3PT% at 43.6%. And they allowed the Suns to shoot at 50% (12-24) in Game 3. This cannot happen again if Lakers want to get their 1st win.

http://espn.go.com/nba/statistics/team/_/stat/defense-per-game/sort/threePointFieldGoalPctOpponent

 

As for JLin running the offense as the PG, here is a nice quote showing the big responsibility of the PG. Lin has his work cut out for him because of his new teammates and lack of practice but I believe he can turn things around in Game 5.

It’s great to see Lin in charge to direct the offense playing with starters today. And @Lakers twitter channel made the appropriate title of who’s in charge of the offense.

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