Laker coach Mike Brown discussed his team's 103-100 loss to the Thunder in Game 4:
Where did this one get away from you?
Brown: “Obviously, that was another tough loss for us. Without looking at the tape obviously, the one thing that I thought kind of got away from us tonight that we were pretty good at in Games 2 and Games 3, was our pick-and-roll coverage. I especially thought (Russell) Westbrook was able to come off of ball screens and getting in to the teeth of our defense and knock down that 15-16-foot shot time and time again. Again, we know what this team is going to do. They are a good team.
How was your ball movement?
Brown: “As the game went on, we didn't have great ball and body movement. That's something that we have got to continue to have throughout the course of the game because that's how we play and that's what we're good at when we're playing good basketball. But we could talk us offensively, yes, because we had some struggles without the ball and body movement, especially ball reversals. Again, it comes down to those guys scoring 32 points in the fourth quarter. I felt like they scored those 32 points very easily, and that's what disappoints me more than anything else.”
How about your use of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol?
Brown: “The big guys keep asserting themselves, and if you watched the game, especially as the game went on, what we did was we came down on one side of the floor and we tried to feed the post. They had athletic, active bigs. They're long and they're athletic guys, so they're fronting our post and pulling over from the weak side, and it's going to be hard to feed Bynum or Gasol or anybody on the front side of any play. We keep telling our guys what has to happen, the ball needs to get reversed and we have to try to find those guys on the backside after moving the defense. We didn't get the ball reversed, and if we did get the ball reversed, our bigs didn't go back to the block. So it's a combination of that. Then sometimes our bigs are going to have to find other ways to score, too. I think our bigs had two rebounds each in the second half, so again, there's just different ways that our bigs are going to have to score when they take away the front side of any action that we get in.”