Thunder-Lakers Q&A: L.A. coach Mike Brown says 'I thought they scored those 32 points very easily'

Laker coach Mike Brown discusses his team's 103-100 loss to the Thunder in Game 4, including the team's ball movement and the play of Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
by Berry Tramel Modified: May 20, 2012 at 8:02 pm •  Published: May 20, 2012
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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.”

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by Berry Tramel
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Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The...
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