The Lakers just dropped their 4th game in a row, 106-93, this one in Memphis, to a Grizzlies team that is vastly superior to LA. It was another soul-withering defeat for Kobe (29 points on 23 shots), who will no doubt seek out a hotel bar and angrily play some Beethoven on the piano later this evening.
Dwight Howard appeared to re-injure his shoulder in the first half, and begged out of the game in the 2nd quarter. He had another uninspiring stat line that will only continue to sink his trade value: 14 minutes, 0-for-4, two points, two rebounds, two fouls. Who is going to want to trade for a malcontent that will frustrate a fanbase for the next few years? Anyone want to coach this guy?
For the Lakers, Steve Nash had as many shot attempts (6) as turnovers. It’s all been downhill for him since that fan handed him a beer on the highway last summer.
Earl Clark took the 2nd most shots on the team (13), and LA had as many turnovers (15) as assists. At 17-25, LA is still four games back of Houston for the 8th and final spot in the West.
Solutions? Well, Thursday should be fun.