Pivot Points:Lakers Stop The Bleeding Against Warriors,But Wounds Remain

December 30th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
There's nothing like a home game against the Golden State Warriors to serve as a tonic for the ailments of the basketball soul. Although the Los Angeles Lakers escaped with a win, it was more akin to putting a band-aid on a cut to stop the bleeding.

The Lakers prevailed in a match-up that was filled with energy, intensity, and plenty of up and down basketball, but they did nothing to demonstrate they had overcome the funk they have been mired in since their loss to Cleveland on Christmas Day.

From a fan's perspective this was great game to view because it was filled with plenty of points as the Lakers and Warriors combined for 242, and only a passing semblance of defense.

In all honesty the Warriors were the hotter team after coming off consecutive wins against Boston and Phoenix, and seemed poised to make Los Angeles their third victim in as many games.

Golden State opened with a burst and held a lead that grew to 15 points in the second quarter, but alas these are the Warriors, and one thing you can be sure of, is they are incapable of holding a lead.

One reason is because their roster doesn't have a player like Kobe Br ...

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