Disappointment. Frustration. Anger.
Surely, these are just a few of the emotions that the Lakers and their fans are feeling after losing game 4 to the Suns 115-106. The Western Conference Finals are now a best of three series and the team that was once down 0-2 is now tied and carrying a craters worth of momentum with them back to Los Angeles.
And all credit for this win must go to the Suns. They continued to play their zone defense with good results as the Lakers weren’t able to figure out how to consistently infiltrate the gaps of the Suns’ scheme nor make the necessary shots to make them abandon it. Especially bothered by the Suns defensive alignment was Pau Gasol who never found a rhythm and was not able to crack the code of how the Suns were attacking him when he had the ball. I’ll let Snoopy2006 explain: