It’s been a terrible season for the Lakers.
This is one of the least talented teams of the past 25 years.
This is the same team that broke the franchise record for points in a quarter. 51 points.
There is no Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, or James Worthy. There is no Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, or Gail Goodrich; All-Stars on a team that had the previous franchise record.
There is Nick Young, Xavier Henry, and Jodie Meeks.
The Lakers came out with a rough start to the game. Just ten minutes into the first quarter, they had 11 points total. They finished with 14 points at the end of the 1st quarter, down 8 to the New York Knicks. The bench had scored most of the points, spurred on by Xavier Henry’s energetic play.
The Lakers lived by the three-point shot. They had 8 total fast break points, and 40 points total in the paint. However, the team was so explosive, the bench at one point, outscored the New York Knicks, 77-75. The team as a whole shot 18 of 28 from the 3-point line. Young shot 5 of 6. Meeks shot 4 of 7. Kelly shot 3 of 5. Henry shot 3 of 4. Bazemore shot 2 of 4. Marshall shot 1 of 2. That turned the slow start into a 51 point outburst in the 3rd quarter, after a 36-20 2nd quarter run.
That’s all that needs to be said about tonight’s game.
This is everything Mike D’Antoni every wanted out of the offense.
Too bad it can’t happen for 82 games.
At least the Staples Center fans can enjoy their tacos.