Lakers coach Frank Vogel reveals the shocking reason for benching Russell Westbrook in OT as Lakers overcame 22-point deficit against Knicks

Lakers' Head Coach Frank Vogel shares why he sidelined Russell Westbrook in OT, trusts Brodie plays better in the following game.

Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook
Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook

The Los Angeles Lakers facilitated the New York Knicks this evening. The Knicks have not fared so well in their last 10 games, going 3-7 preceding this evening. They entered the game attempting to address their record. Remaining on the twelfth spot in the East, the Knicks are simply 1.5 games behind the Hawks for the tenth and last spot for the play-in games.

Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook
Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook

The Lakers, then again, were 4-6 in their last 10 games, entering this evening. They had quite recently lost the clash of LA to the Clippers and were determined to get revenge. Having added LeBron James back to their beginning arrangement, it seemed like the Lakers planned to run with the game. In any case, the Knicks had various plans and laid out a lead as large as 21 points in the principal half. The Lakers ripped at their way back in the third, and the game went to additional time. Lead trainer Frank Vogel chose to pass on Russell Westbrook for the OT, which shouldn’t shock or amaze anyone. Be that as it may, after the game, the mentor advocated something very similar.

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Frank Vogel reveals the shocking reason why he benched Russell Westbrook during the overtime

Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook
Frank Vogel and Russell Westbrook

To begin the OT, Frank Vogel chose to send an arrangement of LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Malik Monk, Trevor Ariza, and Talen Horton-Tucker. While it was an unmistakable decision, mentor Frank Vogel chose to legitimize his justification for picking THT over Westbrook in OT.

Vogel said he realized the ball would have been LeBron’s hands, and he figured the Lakers would get more off-ball and on defence with Talen in the setup. That prompted sidelining Russ in OT.

“You just make tough decisions in the spirit of winning games.”– Vogel said and continued “Hopefully the response is that player plays better.”

Westbrook even responded to him being benched during the overtime which indicated otherwise. He said that there was no such communication between him and Vogel which is kind of weird to believe adding to that he further said: “But he’s the coach, he makes whatever he feels is the best decision for our team… We won the game, that’s the most important part.”

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