Despite another amazing 40 point outburst from Kobe Bryant, albeit on a badly bruised foot, the new look LA Lakers could not withstand the onslaught of CP3, Jamal Crawford, and Blake Griffin of the Clippers Friday evening, falling to an astonishing 0-3 on the season.
While an injured Steve Nash sat out, Kobe passed Magic Johnson as the Lakers all time steals leader, but it wasn’t enough as Nash’s replacement Steve Blake mustered only 2 assists in the losing cause. Is it time to push the panic button in Lakerland?
Lost in the shuffle of the Lakers turning the ball over more than 20 times, and Dwight Howard mustering only 13 points and 8 rebounds, was Chris Paul’s 18 points and 15 dimes. Super Clippers 6th man Jamal Crawford added 21 points.
Clippers center DeAndre Jordan had the SportsCenter moment of the night, despite tallying only 4 points on the night, none were more spectacular than this sky-scraping put back dunk over Dwight Howard….
DeAndre Jordan Posterizes Dwight Howard:
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, ?in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.