October 11, 2020, 10:31 pmAlex CarusoSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Alex Caruso started for Dwight Howard in Game 6 on Sunday, chipping in four points on 2-of-7 shooting with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block, validating the decision as the Lakers get to take home their 17th NBA title
The tactical decision to start Caruso made a huge impact on the game as the smaller Laker lineup was able to outrun the Heat, beating them at their own game. Role-players like Caruso and Danny Green (11 points, 4-of-10 shooting, three 3s, five rebounds, one assist, one block) have been unsung heroes in making this championship run a reality. Their impact in the game may not always register on the stat sheet, but it's definitely something that's tangible as far as winning the game is concerned. Case in point, Caruso led the Lakers in the +/- column with a plus-20.