The Lakers play great basketball for 3 quarters but disintegrate in the fourth quarter to fall to the Trailblazers by 12. The Bench Mob was not really a mob but rather a superb performance by Nick “Swaggy P” Young as he scored 40 points on 15 of 26 shooting. The other effective players off the bench were Ryan Kelly with 9 points and 9 rebounds and Steve Nash with 10 points and 10 assists. The starters had trouble shooting with Kendall Marshall(8pnts, 6rebs, 5asts), Jodie Meeks(4pnts), Chris Kaman(12pnts, 6rebs) and Pau Gasol(9pnts, 7asts, 4rebs) went 43% from the field. L.A. lost the rebounding battle and let Portland’s All Star forward in LaMarcus Aldridge take over down the stretch. Next game in Sacramento vs the Kings Tomorrow(7pm[PT]). On to the next one.
Fan Question: Steve Nash went out with a sprained ankle but then finished the game. Do you want him to fight through it? I’d rather him heal and sit it out.