Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lakers Start Season With Big Win Over Clippers

 Good Day World!

 It’s my favorite time of the year again – basketball season! My favorite team (for over 50 years) is the Los Angeles Lakers, and I watched them play the Clippers last night on television. What a game!

The fact that they won without Kobe Bryant blew my mind. The Clippers are no longer a joke in the NBA and finished among the elite teams of the West last season. Chris Paul is one of the top guards in the league and no one can really stop him when he’s hot.


 Lakers 116 – Clippers 103

 Fact: Last season the Lakers were swept by the Clippers (first time since 1975). This is how to start a season. Sweet revenge.

The odds-makers had the Lakers underdogs in the game. Big time. Some hoped the Lakers wouldn’t get beaten too badly.

Some surprising numbers from Laker’s bench last night: 76 points!

Henry led all scorers coming off the bench with 20 points. Farmer looked great with 16 points. Gasol looked confident and comfortable with a double-double. Young with 13. Kaman with 10. Big 3s from Jodie Meeks. Jordan Hill looked great. The starters didn’t play the last 15 minutes of the game. And Nash…well he looked old.

Here’s the 2013-14 LA Lakers Roster

#5 Steve Blake     Guard 6-3
# 24
Kobe Bryant Guard 6-6
#1 Jordan Farmar Guard 6-2
#16 Pau Gasol Forward/Center C 7-0

#2 Elias Harris Forward 6-8
# 7 Xavier Henry Guard  6-6
#27 Jordan Hill Center  6-10
#11 Wesley Johnson G-F 6-7
#9 Chris Kaman Center 7-0

#4 Ryan Kelly Forward 6-11
#20 Jodie Meeks Guard 6-4

#10 Steve Nash Guard 6-3
#50 Robert Sacre Center 7-0
#3 Shawne Williams Forward 6-9
# 0 Nick Young G-F 6-7

Time for me to walk on down the road…

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