Steve Nash played for the first time since Halloween and the Lakers actually beat a team with a winning record. Nash scored 12 points and handed out 9 assists, playing 41 minutes through the end of the overtime game. Without the Phoenix training staff, I’m sure Nash will continue to play 41 minutes a game no problem. Speaking of the number 41, that’s how many shots Kobe Bryant took last night on his way to scoring 34 points. The Lakers are now 1-0 this season when Kobe Bryant shoots the ball 41 times so… more shots for Kobe! Dwight Howard scored 11 points and pulled down 6 rebounds before fouling out. Basically, this is the perfect blueprint for winning every Los Angeles fan imagined in the offseason.
Didn’t see that coming.