Some quick hitting links today as we’re all looking forward to getting last night out of our system with a game tonight. However, we take one last look at the Memphis game by going around the world (wide web)…
*Losing three straight game is frustrating, especially when the losses come in a manner where they seemingly aren’t learning from their previous losses. Dexter Fishmore of Silver Screen and Roll was reminded of Sunday’s Indiana game after watching the loss to Memphis. And he’s not happy about it. However, in Memphis, they’re obviously all smiles.
*There are many reasons why a team will lose games and last night was no different. Over at the OC Register, Kevin Ding says the Lakers are once again forgetting about Gasol. Meanwhile, Broderick Turner of the LA Times says that the Lakers just couldn’t deal with Grizzlies PG Mike Conley.
*Also at the LA Times, Mike Bresnahan tells us that the Lakers latest streak isn’t the three-peat that this team was looking for this season.
*We’ve all discussed Pau Gasol’s heavy minutes in recent games. Last night he played another 45 and while he looked more fresh at the end of the Grizz game than Sunday’s affair vs. the Pacers, there are thoughts that Pau is starting to show some wear from the heavier load he’s carrying.
*Over at NBA Playbook, Sebastian Pruiti is doing great work everyday. Last night he broke down the end of the Lakers game to show us how Fisher got lost on Conley’s dagger three pointer that pushed the lead to 7. And then he shows the Lakers’ last two offensive possessions and how Kobe was excellent on his first drive but could have gotten more out of the final play of the game.