Saturday, January 17, 2009

Lakers and More

Well, most of you watched this high-intensity game.

The Magic pulled off a major upset and stopped history from repeating itself by finally beating LA at Staples. Down the stretch (especially in the fourth quarter), I noticed the Lakers not able to keep up with the sharpshooting of Jameer Nelson. Nelson, who hit 3 key 3 pointers over the course of the 4th quarter, ultimately kept his team in the game. On the other hand, Bryant struggled continuously during the 4th going 3-11 and missing 2 crucial jumpers (strange, eh?). They are on a two game losing streak! Next up: The Cavs. Who's going to stop LBJ's overpowering body?

It's not looking so bright for the Lakers right now, but I'm sure they'll get back on track. Just a note: In their last 9 games, the Lakers have allowed 8 of their opponents to score above 100 points. Defense is something they need to work on if they want to get back into shape.

Celtics have won four straight (even though they played mediocre teams) it is just what they need to get back on track. Rondo had a stellar game with 8 points, 9 rebounds, 14 assists, and 2 steals. Out of the Big-3, Allen was on target with 25 points (8-12 shooting)...with 0 assists and 1 rebound. He should plan on being more aggressive in and around the net. During his days in Seattle, he average 5 boards and 5 dishes, more or less. Now it's more like 3 rebounds and 2 assists per game. Anyways, keep shooting Sugar Ray, you'll always be good at that.

Some other surprises...OKC defeated the Pistons! Blasphemy! No not blasphemy. Durant and Green led the Thunder to a horrifying defeat over the Detroit Pistons. Both teams shot terribly, but in the end, OKC had about 12 more FT attempts, 17 more rebounds, and 9 more assists. Teamwork my friends, teamwork.

Philly's win over the Spurs was solid. Don't have much to say about the game though.

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