Farmar steps up in Game 5

Originally Published: June 15, 2008
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- You knew the Lakers were going to throw a new wrinkle after Boston's small-ball lineup knocked them sideways in Game 4. In Game 5, Phil Jackson came up with an answer: Jordan Farmar.

Farmar played 22 minutes and scored 11 points by attacking Boston's Eddie House and Sam Cassell off the dribble. By doing so, he made the Celtics pay for playing a slower defender at the point instead of regular starter Rajon Rondo.

"We thought Jordan could attack," Jackson ...

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