Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Scoop: Los Angeles Lakers vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Byron Scott made some new changes in the starting lineup. Ed Davis and Ronnie Price will be starting instead of Jeremy Lin and Carlos Boozer. Thank goodness for that! Well, at least for Lin taking a seat. Not sure what Ronnie Price is gonna bring to the table, but I'll try to be positive. We needed to do something because whatever we've been doing hasn't been working. Let's see how the Lakers progress with these new changes. 

Kobe starting out strong, making the first shot of the game. He's definitely shooting tonight! In the process he's missing a couple of early shots. Wesley Johnson turning it on early, sending a pass to Ed Davis, showing he's got skills. We've got some nice early energy tonight on this Lakers team. This Tyreke Evans guy is damn good. Really turning on the spice. 

Going into the second quarter, the Lakers are letting the Pelicans dominate them by ten points. Ridiculous! We're missing a lot of shots and we really need to make some easy buckets in this quarter, or we're gonna go down. We just gotta put it up from in the paint. Where's Kobe and why isn't he scoring and making his shots tonight?!! The Mamba needs to start scoring big time or this game ain't happening in our favour. Jordan Hill is amazing! He's always in the right place at the right time. I'm not sure where Nick Young's positive energy is tonight. Why does he need to change his shoes so much during the game?! His superstitions are distracting to me, himself, and his game. Get in game mode Swaggy! He doesn't look very enthusiastic or like he came to play. He looks kinda tired actually. That's not the Swaggy P we all know and love. 

I've decided to give the stats of the players that did well in my eyes at the end of "The Scoop." I'm starting to wonder how good Boozer really is. I'm starting to have doubts about him. The first half was truly deflating. We just can't seem to get the ball to stay in the basket. Halftime ending with 50-40 Pelicans. Blah!

The third quarter was hard to watch. The Lakers showed little effort with little to no defense. They're just standing there like tree trunks watching the Pelicans destroy them. Come on! This was simply a disturbing third quarter. Not an enjoyable game to watch. Hey, I try to be positive, but it's hard to root for a team when they're not rooting for themselves and showing very little effort. They look like they gave up. Okay, I'm gonna turn this negative energy into positive energy, which isn't easy, but we've got one more quarter of this game to really turn things around. 

This was just bad basketball. No effort, no defense, no enthusiasm, and no "game." The game ended with a Lakers defeat of 104-87. Kobe stats were 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. Nick Young had 13 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. Wayne Ellington had 10 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist. Ed Davis had 12 points and 7 rebounds. I'm almost scared to hear Byron Scott rant tonight. Do you think he will? Next game I wanna see a win and some good Lakers energy! None of this half a$$, "I gave up" energy. #GoLakers



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