Just when you thought things would be getting a little better for the Lakers, they get bad again as he team just can’t seem to get and stay above .500.

Los Angeles Lakers coach Frank Vogel made a shocking decision last night to bench Russell Westbrook down the stretch of Wednesday’s 111-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Over the past week and a half, Lakers management has told the coaching staff to coach Westbrook as the coaches see fit, even if that means pulling him from a game, as Vogel did for the final minutes of the game.

“Playing the guys that I thought were going to win the game,” Vogel said in response as to why he benced him, via ESPN.com.