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Date archive for: April 2013

Lakers Injuries Provide an Opportunity for Goudelock & Morris

With 30 minutes to go until tip-off, Andrew Goudelock & Darius Morris are tasked with the gigantic feat of taking one game from the machine-like Spurs in order to save some dignity for the Lakers.

A bizarre and continuous set of injuries has sidelined starters and bench players alike throughout the season. An Eeyore-like misfortune that has extended itself onto the post-season leaves an ailing Lakers team with even less options: Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jodie Meeks, Metta World Peace and Kobe Bryant are all out of the line-up.

Thus, it falls on the shoulders of a Goudelock-Morris backcourt to save face for a franchise not accustomed to suffering such a devastating fate.

Goudelock, for his part, had been relegated to the D-League where he was recently given the MVP award for the season. An award that doesn’t necessarily mean as much to him as being in the starting line-up for an NBA team—and in his case, the storied Los Angeles Lakers:

I wouldn’t think I’d be here two weeks ago. Nothing happens the way it’s supposed to happen. This is a great opportunity, going from the D-League a week and a half ago to starting in the playoffs. It shows you the nature of the business.
—Goudelock

Check out the rest of the story recently put out by Arash Markazi.

Taj Gibson Posterizes Kris Humphries

Playoff posterations, by and large, are more meaningful than regular season posterations.  Defenses are tightening up, the level of physical play goes up, and everyone’s goal is to not allow the opposing team easy buckets.

That’s probably what was going through Kris Humphries‘ mind when he took that fatal leap in an attempt to block a flying Taj Gibson of the Bulls:

The Bulls would go on to take a 2-1 series lead on the Nets with a 79-76 victory that came down to the wire.

NBA: Top 10 Plays of 2012-2013

The NBA recently posted a compilation of their top 10 plays from the 2012-2013 regular season.  While I don’t particularly agree with this list, it’s definitely worth a watch given the high-definition shots they put together.  Enjoy!

Poll: What is the Result of Game 2, Lakers vs. Spurs

It’s almost game-time and @andthefoul wants to know how confident you’re feeling about the Lakers chances tonight.  Don’t mind the poll formatting… it’s just the internet’s attempt at sabotaging our collective knowledge.  Vote on!

What's your prediction for game 2, Lakers vs. Spurs?

  • Spurs demolish Lakers. Red Mamba power. (Spurs 2-0) (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Javale RTs himself. (We all win!) (50%, 1 Votes)
  • Lakers keep it close but Duncan, Parker & Manu are too much. (Spurs 2-0) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Lakers steal one. Steve Blake possibly plays out of his mind. (Spurs 1 - Lakers 1) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 2

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Lakers vs. Spurs: Game 2

Chris Paul on Living in L.A.

I love it… I was very skeptical about it initially because it’s so far away from North Carolina, my home, born and raised. I love it, and the people of L.A. have been tremendous not only to me but to my family.

My family comes out to L.A. and they say, ‘Man, you really like it out here.’

CHRIS PAUL

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