Another enjoyable loss. Without that awful defensive first half, this game is different. The game had so many highlights, and it was great to see guys like Nick Young, Trevor Booker and Kevin Seraphin shine. The latter two are especially awesome because they represent the brains of Ernie Grunfeld in this year's draft, since John Wall was a given.
I would be careful to overreact to this game and call for sweeping changes to the starting lineup. While Booker played great, this was also a fast-paced game with a lot of instinct rather than thinking, and he excels in that kind of setting. That said, maybe it's time to make some changes in the rotation. Less Andray Blatche, much less Yi Jianlian and more Young at small forward. I'm not talking something as drastic as a lineup change necessarily, but if Booker T and the Frenchman don't earn more PT going forward, then you're essentially saying playing the Lakers this close is meaningless.