If you were excited about the Lakers getting a win in game 2, you might be a little bit disappointed.
The Lakers came into the game having lost game one to the Spurs at home, needing a win to avoid returning home without a win in the series.
The Lakers were in the game early, down five after the first quarter, but were never able to fully overcome the deficit.
Steve Blake and Dwight Howard were the big scorers for the Lakers on the night, both finishing with 16 points.
Gasol and World Peace were the other big scorers for the Lakers, both finishing with 13 points and combining for 14 rebounds.
Although the Lakers had decent production from their starters it was not enough to stop the Spurs.
Tony Parker and Tim Duncan looked like young men on the court, combining for 44 points. The Lakers were simply not able to contain them.
Kawhi Leonard also had a big game for the Spurs, finishing with 16 points, including an excellent, coast-to-coast dunk on the fast break.
Overall the game was disappointing for the Lakers. The Spurs are outplaying them nightly, and there is not much that they are able to do to stop it.
Maybe if Kobe was back…
There is no reason to focus on what might have been. The Lakers will have to regroup if they want a chance at beating the Spurs in game 3.
Game 3 comes with home court advantage and an opportunity to steal a win against an impressive Spurs team. And if we look back to 2012, the Spurs having a 2-win lead in a series doesn’t necessarily mean they will advance to the next round.
Let’s hope for the Laker’s sake, that history repeats itself.
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Written by Michael Cole
My name is Michael and I like basketball. I am the most avid Kobe Bryant fan you will ever meet. I am trying to get my career going as both a player and a writer. Enough said.