Going into last night’s game, I had a gut feeling that the Golden State Warriors were about as screwed as the Cony Island Warriors back in the day. As the unlucky bastards who had to face the Mamba and his Lake Show crew the night after taking a bump from CP3 and his NOLA gang, the Warriors were destined for a beatdown. They did a little bit better than what I thought they would, but in the end they still got what was coming to them.
My highlights from last night, other than the Celtics choking again and Danny Granger eclipsing the Suns:
- Our big guys came out angry. Diaper Drew and El Spaniard did not like what David West did to them Tuesday night. Not. One. Bit. They came out last night and combined for 51 points, 29 rebounds and 4 blocks while shooting over 50 percent from the field and going 13 for 14 from the line. It’s almost like they said, take the night off, Mamba, ’cause tonight we got you.
- Pau Gasol had 33 points and 18 rebounds. This is what happens when he isn’t overly unselfish with the ball.
- Sasha Vujacic and Trevor Ariza, two of my favorite Lakers, came up huge after a lackluster effort against the Hornets. The two even connected on a sweet alley oop which you can see for yourself in the forthcoming video highlights.
- Sasha also stole a behind-the-back dribble gone awry, then went coast to coast and drained a pull-up three. That’s the Machine I know! Sasha had 12 points, 6 assists and 0 turnovers, or basically a Chris Paul half.
- Trevor had 17 points and 9 boards on 60 percent shooting. He only shot one trifecta instead of seven. That was the difference. As a result, he got good lucks and got to the free throw line as well. He led the Lakers with a +21 plus-minus score Stay aggressive, young fella. Take it to the rack!
- Vladi Radmanovic was as worthless as an asshole on my elbow. He had zero points in roughly 13 minutes and a -10 plus-minus score. Great job, Rad Man.
- I’m just not that impressed with Marco Belinelli. Or the Dubs’ big men. Or the Dubs period. Maybe Nellie needs to stick to making ringtone raps?
- Josh Powell got 14 minutes and outplayed Vladi. I’m not so sure he shouldn’t be getting the majority of Vladi’s minutes. I’m not a big Rad Man fan, and I’ve always thought that Powell could be a player in the right system. Ever since back when he was with the Mavs and Pacers.
That’s it for this edition. Friday is a huge game for me, as we play the Pacers. For those of you who don’t know, UCLA’s Reggie Miller is my favorite player of all time, barely nudging out the Captain and then Kobe. Because of that, I have a special place in my heart for the Pacers. Currently, Danny Granger is my favorite non-Laker. He’s a great young player who is playing like a legit superstar. I pull for the Pacers when they aren’t playing the Lake Show, but tomorrow night I’m strictly Purple and Gold. Go Lake Show!
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