The story from the Los Angeles Lakers’ win:
Carmelo Anthony shot the lights out in the second half and the Lakers never looked back!
When this dude knocks down a couple of 3 point shots in a row, it’s worth the price of admission just to watch him rise up to shoot. After a quiet four-point first half, he started mailing business cards from beyond the arc. He knocked down four shots from distance and forced Mo Bamba to foul him for three more free throws.
He finished with 23 points (19 in the second half!) and was instrumental in the Lakers third-quarter surge that put the game away.
Well Russell Westbrook wasn’t benched in this game!
Let’s go back a couple of nights ago to James Worthy’s take on Russell Westbrook’s statement after watching the game from the bench in crunch time…
Well, not only did Russ finish the game, but he ended up playing more minutes than any other Laker player with 35. But it was what he did with those minutes that raises eyebrows that he is trying to adjust.
Westbrook had a stat line of 18 points (8-17 shooting!), 11 rebounds (2 offensive!), 7 assists and 3 steals. He really is trying to slow down and fit into the offensive concepts of playing off the ball.
Or maybe it’s because the John Wall trade whispers are starting to get louder and louder.
The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic…BIG DEAL!
The Lakers beat a substandard NBA team that is on the clock to draft their next lottery pick in the summer. This doesn’t change the Lakers’ situation in the least. They are still in trouble, there’s still drama and they still fell behind by ten points. If this Magic team had any talent, they would have been up twenty.
The party is over and now the real schedule starts. The Lakers have Miami, Brooklyn, Charlotte Philadelphia and Atlanta coming up.
Lake Show Life is taking guesses on when Frank Vogel is getting fired. This writer believes it will be in seven days after the Charlotte game!