Scouts Inc. breakdown: Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 5

Originally Published: June 15, 2008
By David Thorpe | Scouts Inc.

David Thorpe's take

Some questioned Phil Jackson's decision to cancel practice the day after the Lakers' disastrous defeat in Game 4. People had a hard time understanding how a team that's down 3-1 in a series and gave up a 24-point lead in a second-half collapse could afford to take a day off just two days before its potential elimination game. But though Jackson has not been able to make his team play on all cylinders in this series, he understands that before he makes the ...

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