– The Sixers still have to work on their defensive communication. That was clear with the first ball possession of the game. The Lakers had a pick-and-roll with LeBron James and JaVale McGee. Butler, who was guarding James, fought through a McGee screen. However, Joel Embiid McGee left for a second to guard James, who dribbled the ball. That allowed McGee to open up for an easy score, while he was flattered by Harris.