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"I think the Indiana game we played a really good half. That was probably our best defensive moment. We had some offensive times we played relatively well, but that was our best defensive moment... The bench I thought played really well. They played themselves into some really good moments. I wasn’t happy with our starters. I thought they played some good defense at times. Offensively, I didn’t find them very stimulating or very exciting at all... We’ve got some strides to make defensively if we’re going to be a good team. We have to make some adjustments…. Our zone offense seemed to be a little bit weak, especially with the starters. With our guys off the bench, they played it really well.Derek Fisher was a little more charitable, noting the Lakers did a lot of adjusting on the fly. "I think [the trip] was a little bit different, because we had the change in the middle of it. Losing Sasha [Vujacic] and welcoming Joe [Smith]. People may consider that a subtle thing, but Sasha has been here for six years and is a part of our team. Getting Andrew back in the middle of this trip. So there were some things that made it a little bit different of a trip, so it wasn't just about coming together with the guys that you had," he said.