March 10, 2010

Despite Stopping Losing Streak, Lakers Unimpressive

First of all, I'm glad I'm blogging again about a Los Angeles Lakers win. That three game losing streak was a pain in the a$$. It was disappointing, but the Lakers are in a funk.

Anyways, the game against the Toronto Raptors was a close shave, with the Lakers falling back in the first three quarters. The Raptors trio of Chris Bosh, Jarrett Jack, and Andrea Bargnani gave the Lakers the Lakers fits until the home team rallied in the fourth quarter. The game was tied via a Bosh three-ball with nine ticks left, but none other than Kobe Bryant made a jumper over two defenders. Despite leaving 1.9 seconds on the clock, the shot virtually sealed the win for the Lakers 109-107.

I was quite confident that the Lakers were going to win the game since they were back home and the Raptors aren't exactly the Cleveland Cavaliers. But a Kobe Bryant last second jumper for the win?!? Totally unacceptable.

Yeah, Andrew Bynum was big on the offensive end, but the Lakers frontline was again reverting back to its "soft-as-marshmallows" form by getting out-rebounded. Can someone explain to me how Amir Johnson, a Toronto forward generously listed as 6-9, and Jack, a short shooting guard, get more rebounds than Bynum?

I share Kobe Bryant's words after the game: the win against Toronto was garbage.

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