G21 NOP @ LAL Postgame Thread
This is the 1st game that Lin has been demoted to the bench for defensive reasons. The game still went bad as LAL just can not find any meaningful offense while the so called defense was still not there.
As @Luzwei notes, the two Lakers who demanded ball movement the most were Lin and Boozer. Now they’re benched.
— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) December 7, 2014
1st Match: Lin had 15pts, 4ast. Holiday had 17pts 5asts. 2nd Match: Price had 3 pts, 3 ast. Holiday had 22pts 8ast.
— JLinNation (@jlinnation) December 8, 2014
Clearly Scott thought he did the right decision. But it was always players problem that they “went away from the plan”
Byron Scott: "I thought we started off pretty good. The more we miss (shots) the more we got deterred from what we were doing."
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) December 8, 2014
From now on. Lin effectively will only got two 6 minutes stints per game where he can be the the main guy (if Nick Young allows). This minute is just to short to be meaningful. The armoured vehicle plan is working so far for the LAL.