Wesley Matthews finally showed fans why the Los Angeles Lakers signed him!
For the first four games, it just didn’t look good for Wesley Matthews. For a second, the staff was going to call his father who played on championship teams in the 80’s.
But (In Dr. Frankenstein’s voice!)…
WESLEY MATTHEWS IS ALIVE! HIS 3-POINT SHOT…IT’S ALIVE!
After bricking up his first eight 3 point shots this season, Wild Wild Wes made up for lost time putting his profiled free agent jumper on display in San Antonio. Matthews knocked down all SIX shots from distance. He finished with 18 points in 22 minutes.
It seems that Anthony Davis wasn’t the only player that thrived with quick ball movement.
- Two of those shots came off passes from Dennis Schroder.
- Two of the shots were from extra passes.
Wesley Matthews joined Nick Van Exel (6-6) and Kobe Bryant (7-7) as the only Lakers players to hit all 3 pointers with out a miss with at least six tries. He also topped his personal best of four 3 pointers without a miss while he was in Portland.
The good news is Matthews played as good as advertised when he was signed to his deal in the offseason. The bad news is if he continues to shoot like this, Talen Horton-Tucker will possibly start stacking DNP-CDs. His first one was in this game.
This lesson is probably the most important in the history of the series. Why? History was made. Even though the San Antonio Spurs lost this game, it was still a victory for their franchise, the NBA, sports and anyone that calls themselves a human being.