Home Sports Basketball The Analytical Lookaround: The Lakers’ late-game offense has become a grind SportsBasketball The Analytical Lookaround: The Lakers’ late-game offense has become a grind September 21, 2020 5 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Throughout the course of the NBA Playoffs, The Athletic’s NBA Data Analyst, Seth Partnow, will provide his expertise to analyze the things that stand out most to him from the previous day’s slate. You can find his Analytical Lookarounds here. The attention from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals has rightly been focused on Anthony Davis’ game-winner (with a side helping of “How did he get so open?” explained well here by my podcast partner Mo Dakhil): But let’s take a minute or two to examine how it came to be that Los Angeles needed to throw that dagger to begin with, and in some ways how they were fortunate to be close enough for it to matter. Over the course of the restart and postseason, both Hollinger and I have bemoaned the manner in which teams have at times been their own worst enemies offensively but slowing their offenses to a crawl, too often making the shot clock an extra defender. As… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lakers took largest financial hit due to COVID-19 hiatus Losing Courtside Camaraderie in the Covid Era Former Rockets GM Daryl Morey praises James Harden in newspaper ad Kawhi Leonard has 'clamored' for Clippers to sign point guard? What the N.B.A.’s East Teams Need: Playmakers and Trade Partners Rajon Rondo almost retired after ill-fated stint with Mavericks What the N.B.A.’s West Teams Need: Shooters and Shady Texts Why did Daryl Morey step down as Rockets GM now? We asked him and Tilman Fertitta Could Daryl Morey explore opportunities in NFL? Star treatment for Kawhi Leonard bothered Clippers teammates? Daryl Morey’s departure from the Rockets marks an endpoint for analytics revolution Gary Payton interested in joining NBA coaching staff? LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.