Essay on Los Angeles Lakers Host The White Hot ( 37-6 )

751 Words Jan 23rd, 2016 4 Pages
The (9-35) Los Angeles Lakers host the white-hot (37-6) San Antonio Spurs tonight at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. In the first place, tonight 's game, the 10 year anniversary of Kobe Bryant giving the NBA; his magnum opus, his masterstroke, his piece de resistance one of his crowning achievements, his exemplar performance scoring 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors.
We can all reminisce about Kobe Bryant dropping the second highest scoring game in NBA history, but a few things somehow end up being lost in translation, the game was far from a blowout. Furthermore, the fact that the Lakers were being manhandled by the Raptors down 63-49 at halftime, ‘the black mamba” had 26 at halftime.
In their game against Sacramento the Lakers were competitive in the first half down 57-52 at halftime, outscored 55-41 in the second half. Moreover, in the second half the inevitable took place as L.A. proved that they could not slow the combination of Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (36 points & 16 rebounds) and point guard Rajon Rondo (11 points & 17 assists) from leading Sacramento to a 112-93 win and sending the Lakers to a four game losing skid.
Equally important, L.A. allowed Sacramento to score 58 points in the paint, secure 59 rebounds, dish-out 28 assists, reject 12 attempted shots and record six steals.
The loss provided some positives; the Lakers had five players score in double-digits (Brandon Bass 18, Kobe Bryant 15, Lou Williams 15, D’Angelo Russell 14 and…

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