The Los Angeles Lakers should have beaten the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night. In the end, it came down to what it often comes down to when two great teams square off: a potential game-winning shot. Potential game-winning shots are interesting because they tell us a lot about two different parties on the team that takes the shot: the player taking it and the coach who drew the play up.
Who took the Lakers’ potential game-winner on Tuesday night? Pau Gasol. Who drew it up? Bernie Bickerstaff. And here is what we learned:
Yup. That’s why Mike D’Antoni will be coaching the team on Friday despite early reports saying he was out of commission until December. And that’s why Kobe Bryant takes the final shots for this team. Any questions?