Instead, James, the Lakers, and the Warriors delivered an epic that ensures the NBA will be cashing in on the play-in for years to come. On the latest episode of the Silver Screen & Roll podcast, your hosts Jas Kang and Sabreena Merchant are hyped about what the Lakers were able to do in the second half of that game as they set themselves up for what will surely be an emotional spiral during the rest of the postseason.
Jas and Sabreena began by discussing their emotions during the game, as the Lakers got off to a slow start and familiar demons of poor spacing and a disengaged Anthony Davis reared their ugly head. They discussed if the Lakers have a sufficient sample size to make changes to their starting lineup, specifically because several of the team’s bench players made convincing cases for expanded roles.
The two of them then got a little deeper into those second-unit players, starting with Alex Caruso, who was the Lakers’ saving grace in the first half. They also give some love to Kyle Kuzma and Wesley Matthews before offering some predictions for the upcoming first-round series.