Iâ€™ve been swamped with work the last 48 hours, so Iâ€™ve had no time to do a preview (or even read my email). But consider this â€” in the last two blog polls ranking NBA teams, Iâ€™ve had Portland dead last. Portland is 30th in offensive efficiency in the league, 28th in defense. Not a good combo.
What we really want to know is can Kobe continue the streak of 45+ points to a fifth game? Well, the starting backcourt in Portland is Juan Dixon and Steve Blake, so what do you think? This is a road game the Lakers should win.
I’ll post more tomorrow, talking about this game and the showdown with Cleveland.
i wish i could vomit.
Portland finally has their backcourt..
Dixon and Blake.
I like em.
What happened to the defense?
Seems the defense got in trouble due to what was happening on offense. With the immediate double team of Kobe the offense just totally lost the rythm and good shots were near impossible to come by. And of course Phil not being a good during the game coach failed to make adjustments quickly enough (having Kobe bring the ball up instead of going to the post where he was constantly being denied the ball) and as you can see…we suffered.
John R says
LOL @ teh Lakers. Finally run into a team at full strength, even the lowly Blazers, and they just don’t have enough.
Hollinger takes LeBron over Kobe today on ESPN.com.