It says a lot about this Laker team that the coaches are still tinkering with player substitution patterns and lineups well into the first round of the playoffs.
They can overcome that if we see a Laker team thatâ€™s a little angry tonight, one with a little fire in its belly. They need to be physical with the Suns â€” at both ends of the floor. Donâ€™t give up uncontested lay-ups on defense; pound them inside on offense (wherever the mismatches are).
And if anyone is not showing that fire, bench them.