Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Scoop: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Sacramento Kings

It's one minute into the game and I'm already debating whether or not to write "The Scoop" tonight. We started off looking really sloppy. Did these Lakers see Blake Griffin's finish last night at the buzzer?! Now that was good basketball! That boy can play! I want him on my team! He's an all around phenomenal player that can literally dunk from the free throw line. Okay, back to the Lakers... The Lakers must've sensed I was talking sweet about Blake, because they turned up the intensity in their game. 

It would be great to see these Lakers give the game their all and just explode with dominance instead of seemingly being affected by all of Magic Johnson's mambo jambo, nonsense talk saying the Lakers should lose every game, if they're gonna lose. Don't listen to him! He's just trying to push your buttons to get you all in game mode. Kobe said himself that he plays better when he's angry. Get angry Kobe and turn it on! Swaggy P hits a nice "And 1" heading us into the second quarter. The score is 29-24 Kings. 

Swaggy P keeping the energy alive, starting out this second quarter on a positive note. I remember a few years back, when I got stuck with Ramon Sessions on my Fantasy Basketball team and I was so disappointed, wondering who is this guy? Now that I watch his "game", I'm asking myself the same question. Geez! Step up your game Sessions! This is the NBA! Nick Young is playing well. He's 14.8 points per game ranks fourth in the league among bench players. That's pretty swaggy! Halftime ending with Lakers down by 9 with a score of 55-46. 

Going into the third quarter, the Lakers still falling short on offense, but their defense is taking a turn for the better. Kobe turns on his old school magic hitting some great shots. We had some bad reffing towards the end of the third. When you grab Kobe and foul him without question, call that sh;&! More than a few times in this quarter, the refs seem to have swallowed their whistles. 

The fourth was a real battle and a very close quarter. Can we end this three game losing streak? It's a tie game with 1:59 on the scoreboard and a score of 92-92. Let's do this Lakers! Kobe passing the ball to Jordan Hill giving Lakers the lead. Sacramento has made two out of ten shots in the last nine minutes. They're slacking off a bit, but I'm not complaining. 

Kobe gets fouled a couple of times and goes to the line, hitting his free throws. He's 7/7 at the free throw line tonight. Good job Mamba! Game ends and Anni gets chills! Lakers 98-95. Tired of losing! Super happy! Well done boys, well done! Kobe stats were 32 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, and 2 steals. Nick Young had 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 assist. Carlos Boozer had 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 1 assist. #GoLakers