Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: All is new again
It was only a few hours after the Lakers finished up a blowout win over the Kings that the news broke. The Lakers had a new coach in Mike D'Antoni and the 2-0 Bernie Bickerstaff era had ended. It was a wild week for the Lakers as their slow start led to the rumors and ultimate demise of Mike Brown five games into the season. Changing coaches midseason is enough to throw any team into turmoil.
Sometimes though the new voice in the locker room and the change of direction can help. Firing Brown relieved a lot of pressure and the team has played considerably better.
Sunday against the Kings, the Lakers played perhaps their best overall game of the season in the 103-90 victory. Without DeMarcus Cousins and Thomas Robinson, Sacramento had no answer inside for Dwight Howard (23 points, 18 rebounds). This seemed to be morel ike the Lakers team everyone expected to see....