The Lakers finally got a win on the road and it was a big one in Dallas. Pretty much every Laker that got on the floor contributed last night. Here’s the highlights:
The Lakers throttled the Mavericks tonight with a total team attack that began at the opening tip and did not let up until the game was well in hand. The Lakers were up by 13 after the first quarter and 27 at the half, and the Mavericks never challenged after that.
The 2012 NBA season opened for the Lakers on October 30th with an opponent sans its leader and a key front court player. A Dallas Mavericks team without Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman should have allowed the Lakers to debut their new center and skilled power forward. Dwight and Pau played their roles well, but 19 missed free throws and 37 points from the Mavericks bench hindered the Lakers ability to start off the season on a high note. Unfortunately for some, it continued to go down hill from there.