Report: Lakers will start Alex Caruso over Dwight Howard in Game 6

The Los Angeles Lakers will mix up the starting lineup and give guard Alex Caruso his first start of the NBA Finals, per a report by Stadium’s Shams Charania. Caruso will start Game 6 over center Dwight Howard.

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SHAMS CHARANIA: Sources tell me the Lakers are planning to start guard Alex Caruso in place of Dwight Howard in game 6 tonight of the NBA Finals against Miami. This means more Anthony Davis at center and a more versatile lineup with Caruso in that mix, starting.

And Dwight Howard has been a pillar so far in this Lakers run to the NBA championship. But now, with him coming off the bench, how will Frank Vogel handle this? Will he go smaller, like he did against Houston in the conference semifinals?

And also, expect LeBron James, potentially, to spend more time on Jimmy Butler, who the Lakers have not had to answer for in two of the last three games so far in the finals.