A lot of things needed to go right for the Lakers to beat the Celtics in overtime Sunday. They needed Isaiah Thomas to get ejected in the fourth quarter (he had a strong debut for Boston with 21 points). The Lakers needed a few miscues from Boston down the stretch.
And they needed every point they could get — so these circus shots from Jeremy Lin mattered.
Byron Scott went back to Lin and Carlos Boozer and the Lakers picked up a win, so expect him to change it up next game. Because that’s what he’s done all season.