Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sports rant (Lakers/Mavericks game 2)

It's looking bad for the Lakers this playoff season. First we lose two games to New Orleans in round one, & now we're 0-2 against Dallas? That game last night was embarrassing! At least game 1 we made it look good, not that that windfall of 4 points at halftime was due to great playing or anything, but hey, way to hit those FTs Lamar! 3 for 3 on the half-court-foul shots. At least we were within a couple by the end of that game. Last night we had no excuse. We could not make an outside shot in the second half. What the hell was that? We were at home even! I'm so very disappointed. I'd hate to think we've come this far just to get knocked out in round 2. If we play that badly at home, what's it going to look like when we play in Dallas?? I understand Nowitzki's fade-away shot is nearly impossible to defend against, but we could let him have those if we could just MAKE OUR SHOTS! It was close enough throughout the second half that if he made all the same shots he did, but we made some of ours, we could have evened up the series. Kobe runs hot & cold a lot of the time so, even though he was still our lead scorer, I can excuse his off days because I don't put all my eggs in his basket anyway. But what really disappointed me was Fisher. He's not always a flashy player, but he's an old pro who pulls off the clutch plays much of the time. Where was he? & Artest wasn't worth his weight. Why did they keep giving the ball to Steve Blake? He didn't hit one of those baseline 3s when they really needed it. At least I had a nice dinner with my daughter, because the game wasn't very entertaining. Ouch.