Darvin Ham on why he put Russell Westbrook in Lakers’ closing lineup vs. Pacers – Mahaz News

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Russell Westbrook struggled offensively in opposition to the Pacers. He made simply 2 of 16 area objectives and missed all 5 three-pointers.

Despite that, Lakers head coach Darvin Ham saved the previous NBA MVP within the lineup late in a really tight recreation. After the sport he was requested what was the explanation behind his resolution.

“He wasn’t getting down, he wasn’t getting dejected, had some unfortunate misses, some unfortunate plays, but he was just locked in on high level along with everyone else,” Ham stated about Westbrook.

“Those guys talking to one another in a huddle, talking about matchups, talking about coverages. And his size, his ability to switch off a bigger guy, to rebound, great hands, quickness. Everything you need to be a great defender he has. It was a no-brainer to finish with him.”

Russ completed the sport with 10 factors, 3 rebounds and 10 assists in 32 minutes of play.

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