A Little More on the Lakers Loss
Not from me. I said all I have to say.
The Pacers have dropped three straight and two games below .500 for the first time all year. It’s not panic time yet, but given the effort the team has put forth these last three games, it sure feels like we should have our finger on the switch, given the recent efforts in the team’s losses. Indiana drops to 2-6 in December, and has done so with really poor offensive outings. The Pacers haven’t broken the century mark in any of the six losses.
Fortunately, the Pacers get a chance to tend to their wounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town on Friday. It’s important they come out and push the Cavs around the way they’ve done so far this season. There’s a lot of negative things happening right now, but the Pacers aren’t out of it by any means. Here’s to hoping they can get the ship righted, starting with the Cavaliers.
Discouraging December all around really. His notes on Danny and Roy’s struggles are the chief reasons.
Gasol went 5 for 15 with five turnovers and five fouls in the previous meeting, but he set the tone in this one. Los Angeles made seven of its first eight shots and ran out to a 15-4 lead. The Lakers extended that advantage to 27-10 before Bryant even attempted a shot. They shot 73.7 percent in their best quarter of the season to lead 36-22 at the end of the period.
So … 73.7% for a quarter? Can’t blame this all on weak offense.
The Lakers led 59-37 at halftime. They outrebounded the Pacers 27-10 in the first half and shot 61 percent.
And there’s more.
Indiana’s first offensive rebound came with 1:36 left in the first half.
Just a dreadful effort.