Purple Past Game: Magic Tricked

I’m kicking it out in the Bay Area for the long weekend, so haven’t had a ton of time to post. I actually scored free tickets the other night for the Warriors game against the Hawks. YardBarker and Acie Law’s peeps hooked me up. Met Acie Law. Great guy, by the way.

The game was awesome — playoff atmosphere. I suppose Dubs fans don’t have a lot to get excited about these days. Scalpers were even unsuccessfully trying to give away tickets before the game. The thing turned into a freakin’ shootout, though. Joe Johnson was hotter than hell in the first half, even hitting a pull-up trifecta from Sacramento during one shooting streak (seriously, like 28-30 feet out — nothing but net). Stephen Jackson was hot all game, and Mike Bibby, Corey Maggette and especially Jamal Crawford caught en fuego during the second half. Good times. Love a close game with a rockin’ crowd.

Of course, I came back to my girlfriend’s pad and got a rude awakening — the Magic had upset our Lakers. Seriously, these mini-slumps get me frustrated. Kobe Bryant’s not shooting well, even though he had a triple-double. Diaper Drew has not been hitting the boards at all. Paul Gasol needs to shoot more. The Machine and Trevor Ariza haven’t been very good as of late. Friday night, Supes raped us on the boards and Jameer Nelson lit up our point guards.

We should be playing better. No other way to spin it.

The one thing that relaxes me a bit is Kobe’s tradition of turning it up a notch — or twelve — after the All-Star break. He definitely did last year. That’s all I can bear for today. Too painful. Hopefully, we will set things straight by downing the LeBrons on Monday.

(compliments of LakersMedia.com)

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