Lakers – Bobcats Pregame

The marketing slogan in Charlotte is “Play the Right Way.”

It would seem that the Bobcats have been doing just that in winning 5-of-7 games, and going 11-12 since acquiring Boris Diaw and Raja Bell from the Phoenix Suns after starting the season 6-13.

In short, head coach Larry Brown has his team playing defense for the full 48 minutes, which has made a team that isn’t necessarily the league’s most talented squad into a grind-it-out, effective bunch with wins over Boston, New Orleans, Phoenix, Detroit and Utah.

To break down a team that’s found a way to beat the Lakers four of the last five times the two teams have met, we enlisted Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw.