Sunday, February 24, 2013
Lakers Grind It Out
The Los Angeles Lakers aren't having the season most people expected. But, with this win, the Lakers are one game below the .500 mark. The first quarter was high-scoring with the Dallas Mavericks outscoring the Lakers 30-27. The Lakers fought back though, outscoring L.A. 27-24. The halftime score was 54-54 even. Then, the Lakers had the momentum, so they ended up out hustling and outscoring Dallas 25-21. The Mavericks couldn't recover, only scoring 24, as did the Lakers. The final score was 103-99 Lakers. The L.A. Lakers are now 28-29, a game below the .500 mark. The Mavericks are 25-30, not a very impressive record. Kobe Bryant scored 38 points to go along with 12 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 block. He has been more of a facilitator now, and that is making the Lakers a cary team that they should have been. Steve Nash added 20 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal. Dirk Nowitzki led the way for the Mavericks with 30 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 steals. The Lakers are doing a great job and also have a chance of making the playoffs this year.