Making a fill-in start in Game 6, Alex Caruso came through with four points, five assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and some pesky defense.
In the words of coach Frank Vogel, Caruso gave the Lakers "more containment speed, penetration speed, [and] more ballhandlers." The move paid off richly, as L.A. jumped out to an early lead and went up by 15 points midway through the second quarter. Caruso was all over the court defensively, disrupting plays left and right, and his contributions don't all show up on the stat sheet. He was in the G League a year ago, and L.A. has to be thrilled that they have him under a guaranteed deal for $2.75 million next season. Oct 11 10:21 pm (EST)
- The Lakers reportedly plan to start Alex Caruso ahead of Dwight Howard for Game 6 on Sunday.
- Alex Caruso (sore right wrist) chipped in 10 points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes off the bench during L.A.'s Game 1 victory on Wednesday.
- Alex Caruso tallied 11 points (5-of-7 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs), two rebounds, four assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 26 minutes Saturday vs. Denver. All Alex Caruso News
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