The 10-man rotation, starring where the Lakers went wrong

Kelly Dwyer

A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.

C: BBallBreakdown. Pau Gasol and the Lakers' terrible Game 1, expertly explained.
PF: Deadspin. This is a great look at how fantastic a guy Kendrick Perkins can be. Ending on that.
SF: Cowbell Kingdom. The calm before the storm in Sacramento.
SG: CBSSports.com. Matt Moore breaks down the intriguing Grizzlies/Spurs series.
PG: NBA Playbook. Breaking down the way the Mavs destroyed Portland's zone.
6th: 8 Points, 9 Seconds. Attempting to defend Derrick Rose.
7th: Sports Radio Interviews. Daryl Morey explains his team's breakup with Rick Adelman.
8th: Los Angeles Times. On NBA fashion. Via TBJ and SB Nation.
9th: Blog-a-Bull. Keith Bogans is not helping.
10th: The Point Forward. I had planned on writing about this Wednesday (which is why it isn't in Wednesday morning's BtB), but Zach Lowe knocked this out of the park. Larry Drew absolutely destroyed his Hawks by needlessly sitting Al Horford for the ENTIRE rest of the first half after he picked up two quick fouls to start Game 2. It's a terrible move; Horford is not much of a fouler (less than three per 40 minutes of play), and I'll never understand why "well, take him out of the game!" is ever an answer to "if things continue apace, we may be forced to take him out of the game, so what should we do?" Horford finished the game with two fouls, and Larry Drew is sticking to his guns on this issue. Have fun with that, Atlanta.

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