Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The classic matchup of having your former team visit your current team has struck again. The Phoenix Suns are visiting the Los Angeles Lakers, who have added Steve Nash. Last season Nash was on the Suns. Ever since, the Suns have had a terrible season. Although, the Suns did beat the Lakers in the desert earlier in the season. However, the Lakers have the Kobe Bryant who is passing now. Kobe is averaging 27.4 points, 5.4 assists, and 5.3 rebounds. With Bryant basing more, it allows other players to score and get the whole team involved. Steve Nash averages 12.1 points and 7.4 assists. Dwight Howard has 16.2 points, 11.7 rebound, and 2.4 blocks per game. Howard has had some controversy with the fact of him being traded or not. He hasn't been able to stay healthy or rebound and score. The Suns are a young team that has struggled to win games. However, they have two reliable players; Luis Scola and Goran Dragic. Scola averages 12.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. He is a player with high potential. Finally, Goran Dragic is averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 assists. I don't think he receives enough credit for what he does. I think the Lakers will pull this one out in a scrappy game. By that I mean there will be many loose balls, and if players don't hustle, their team will lose.