The Lakers put themselves in a hole early on against a very good Grizzlies team and despite some good stretches of play, they could never come back to take the lead. Here’s the highlights, though:
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This one’s pretty easy: Antawn Jamison finally came to play. He scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 27 minutes. He also had 7 rebounds. Hopefully, he can keep this up.
For the second consecutive game, both Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol played poorly, and as a result the Lakers posted their second consecutive loss.
Dwight shot 2-7 for seven points, and chipped in only four rebounds in 39 minutes of play. Pau shot 3-8 for only six points, and chipped in only four rebounds in 27 minutes. Whereas Howard finished the game at +1, Gasol finished the game at -23, which is likely why he watched the fourth quarter from the bench.
After an NBA off-season eruption of trades and free agency pick-ups, the expectations of cataclysmic shifts in fortunes and returns of former champs to glory filled the hearts and minds of fans. Yet, the team that made very few changes to the overall make up of their squad, save losing OJ Mayo to the Dallas Mavericks, tops the NBA with a 9-2 record.