While the Nuggets were blitzed the Trail Blazers from the 3-point line and the Jazz were able to make 22 3-point attempts (with the help of double overtime), the key to stopping the Lakers is being able to keep their bigs away from the rim. The Nuggets need to be able to limit alley-oops, offensive rebounds, and bigs diving to the rim in the pick and roll. Let the Lakers shoot.
It's becoming increasingly difficult to think of another head coach more fit to lead the Brooklyn Nets into the future than current interim coach Jacque Vaughn. His resume now includes wins against the three best teams in basketball: LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers, Giannis Antetokounmpo's Milwaukee Bucks and Kawhi Leonard's Los Angeles Clippers, who the Nets beat decisively Sunday night, ...
A month in the NBA bubble has presented the Los Angeles Lakers with some mental hurdles, causing them to get what center JaVale McGee described as "a little cabin fever." But that is a small price to pay, McGee said, because the goal is to win the Lakers' 17th NBA championship even while going through some unique circumstances. "It definitely adds up over time.