D’Angelo Russell isn’t the only Laker who can be sneaky.
Lakers point guard Marcelo Huertas helped his team to an upset victory over the Heat on Wednesday, finishing with six points and four assists. But his line wasn’t the story. He may have also made the play of the year.
In a close game during the second half of Wednesday’s contest, Huertes went to an unusual spot on the floor following a Heat free throw: He hid behind Miami coach Erik Spoelstra before Heat point guard Goran Dragic brought the ball up the floor. Unfortunately, Dragic’s x-ray vision didn’t do him any good. He couldn’t see through Spo, and Huertas sprinted from behind him for the steal.
And look at Spo: One of the league’s shrewdest coaches didn’t even realize what Huertas was pulling until after he’d gotten the steal.
That’s the type of scheming teammates appreciate.