It has been an emotional week for the Lakers (26-29) since the passing of Dr. Jerry Buss. His loss seems to have given the team the type of motivation that could propel them to capture at least the 8th spot in the west.
Against Boston on Wednesday, Laker fans saw a totally different team out on the floor. Not only were the Lakers active the entire court, they were helping one another on defense and challenging nearly everything that gets near the hoop.
Offensively, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard were collaborating more on pick-and-rolls. More importantly, those plays proved to be devastating even for a solid defensive team like the Celtics. Pick-and-rolls between Nash and Howard were one of the biggest things that were anticipated happening a lot on offense this season. But as assistant coach Dan D'antoni pointed out, those two guys were taught different on how to execute those plays causing a bit of confusion between them. Not anymore.no comments