The Lakers scored 11 victories in 13 matches and took 1st place in the West. Interestingly, the team’s performance indicator (110.8 points per game) is only 15th in the league, but the defense is in 1st place. Coach Frank Vogel has not only excellent leaders but also profound rotation.
3 point guards: Bradley (start) + Rondo + Cook; 4 players per attacking defender: Green (start) + Caruso + Caldwell-Pope + Daniels; great forwards: LeBron (start) + Dudley and Davis (start) + Kuzma; 2 center: McGee (start) + Howard. LeBron and Davis rarely score less than 50 points in a second match. The only possible complaint is the lack of rebounds in the attack. But the percentage of sales of all throws is very high.
Oklahoma has five wins in 13 matches and 11th place in the West. Coach Billy Donovan is limited in his choice of performers. The team has excellent point guards: Paul, Schroeder, and Hall. Sometimes Donovan is forced to use Paul and Schroeder at the same time, but this creates problems in defense, since both are “small” (185 cm tall) and hardly defend themselves against tall attacking defenders of opponents.
Giles-Alexander spends a beautiful season but has no decent replacement. Position on the 3rd place is simply a failure. At the start, a powerful forward Gallinari and center Adams is sure to come out. Both play reliably, but they cannot spend 40 minutes at each meeting. Their successors Muskala and Noel, are accordingly lower class.