May 28, 2010

Suns Lakers Game 5

Filed under: Uncategorized — wwinston @ 4:38 pm

I missed this game flying to Amsterdam to see my daughter who is an exchange student here. I have recovered from my plane trip and drinking lots of beer so here are some interesting points.

  1. In Game 4 Suns were +18 with Dragic in the game. When Phil Jackson masterfully put Vujajic, Bryant, Farmar, Odom and Gasol or Bynum on the court the Lakers were +6 against Dragic.
  2. Frye is doing much better against Odom: Suns were +7 last night in 26 minutes with Frye on the court against Odom.
  3. Lopez only played 10 minutes. He has been great the rest of the series, so it will be interesting to see what Gentry does with Lopez in Game 6.
  4. The Suns were +1 in 29 minutes against Gasol Odom, +6 points in 11 minutes against Bynum and Gasol, but in 8 minutes Bynum and Odom killed the Suns:+9 points. The rest of the series Bynum and Odom has played poorly: -27 points in 24 minutes, so great job by Lakers of fixing this problem. For the first time Artest and Fisher  played with Bynum, Bryant and Odom, and Lakers were  +5 points in 2 minutes with this lineup.
  5.  Bynum with an Adjustted +/- of -15 points has been the worst regular in this series.

2 Comments »

  1. All the Suns can do now is take this one game at a time, first up is to win at home. So from the numbers it looks like Vujajic contained Dragic? How many beers have you and the +/- formulas consumed Professor Winston?:)

    Comment by Derek — May 28, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

  2. So now that the series is over, I’m wondering what the Suns can do for next season? I thought that Jared Dudley played better 1 on 1 defense against Kobe than Grant Hill did. I thought that Dragic could help rest Nash, but he operated more as a scorer than distributor (the way Barbosa did in the 3-4 years prior), and I felt that Amare was most effective when Lopez was playing at the same time. What do the numbers say?

    Comment by Mike — June 1, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

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