Sunday, March 1, 2015

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder

It's Gametime! I'm hoping Carlos Boozer is going to set the path for the Lakers tonight and lead the way. At this point, I think we all know it's best if the Lakers lose so we can get a good draft pick. Having said that, it would be great to see a challenging, competitive game, up until the last few minutes and take the loss in the end. It really won't be much of a loss for us. The Lakers have to be really on top of their game tonight, being that we don't have many of our players right now. Nick Young is out with a knee injury. The Great Kevin Durant will be missing the game for a minor foot injury. Russell Westbrook is out as well having facial surgery. Although, he might be back within the week. Westbrook is such a competitive player that I wouldn't be surprised. Tarik Black is out as well. OKC is the best rebounding team in the league. I'm sure they're much better rebounding when they have their superstars in the game. 

The Lakers are showing some nice teamwork early on in this game. Serge Ibaka is playing well as usual, showing some great athleticism. The Lakers are missing a bunch of their shots. Jordan Clarkson is the highest scoring Laker in this first quarter, with 5 points. Jordan Clarkson beat the clock at the last second, right at the buzzer, making it 7. We're heading into the second quarter with a score of 28-19 Thunder. 

Jeremy Lin coming out strong, making the first layup. Ed Davis has been playing a little better lately. He seems to always be in the right place at the right time. Wayne Ellington just cut through the court, behind the back, getting the ball to Ed Davis. Nice play by Wayne Ellington and a nice basket by Ed Davis. Jordan Hill just missed a shot, Jeremy Lin got the rebound, making an easy basket. Ed Davis is 4/4 leading the Lakers with 8 points. Wayne Ellington is playing really well, facilitating and getting some nice assists. Ed Davis is really controlling the ball well in the paint. It seems like everyone's trying to get the ball to Ed Davis. The game just tied at 43 with 3:50 left in the half. This is the Ed Davis that I've wanted to see for a long time. If he keeps up this good ball playing, I might be in favor of keeping him next season. Neither team has had a turnover in this second quarter. Wayne Ellington's putting on a nice show, as he makes another basket. Carlos boozer is 2/8 in shooting. So much for him leading the team on a good path tonight. That's alright, the other Lakers are coming through. D.J. Augustin just hit a nice 32 foot, three point jumper. We're going into the half with a score of 56-48 Thunder. 

Ryan Kelly just got his first basket of the game. Wayne Ellington is leading the Lakers with 6 assists so far. We're halfway through the third quarter and Oklahoma is still in the lead. Ryan Kelly just hit one from behind the arc. D.J. Augustin is having a great game. I'll go ahead and list his stats at the end of "The Scoop." The Thunder hasn't had a foul in this third quarter yet. We're heading into the fourth quarter with a score of 84-72 Thunder. As usual, the Lakers have slowed down, not appearing to have given their full potential in this quarter. 

Jordan Hill just hit a wide opened, long shot. Jeremy Lin just hit a nice shot. Jordan Hill just tried to attack at the basket, missing his shot, but getting free throws (making both). Jeremy Lamb has played well during these last few minutes of the game. Jeremy Lamb has 14 points off the bench already. Jordan Clarkson just hit a nice long shot. Ibaka just had an awesome block! Ibaka just got the ball to Enes Kanter, making the layup. This looks like an obvious Thunder win. Jeremy Lin just hit a nice three pointer, which makes it his 50th for the year. Jeremy Lin just drove to the basket and scored again. Jordan Clarkson just got a nice steal with an easy dunk at the hoop. Jordan Hill just got a nice shot with 7 seconds left in the game.

The game is over with a final score of 108-101 Thunder. D.J. Augustin had 18 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. From the Thunder, Serge Ibaka had 18 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 assists. Enes Kanter had 16 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists. For our Lakers, Jeremy Lin had 20 points 6 rebounds, and 8 assists. Jordan Hill had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 assists. Wayne Ellington had 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. Jordan Clarkson had 12 points, 2 rebounds, and 4 assists. Ed Davis had 10 points and 6 rebounds. #GoLakers

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