It was an ugly beginning and a beautiful finish Saturday night in the State's Capital. The Lakers opened the game with poor shooting and several turnovers, and finished with clutch tip-ins and three point baskets.
This game tonight swayed back and forth for the Lakers about as much as the trees outside on a windy night in Los Angeles. The Lakers should have blown out this team easily at home, but they continue to struggle against the young teams in the NBA.
The Lakers improved to 7 and 2 on the road for the season with an impressive win in Detroit Sunday afternoon. The game got kind of close at the end, but the Lakers really controlled this one from the start.
Don't let this box score fool you -- this one was another Laker blowout. A similar story Tuesday night as the Lakers blew out another poor team while the bench played a poor fourth to make the box score look a little closer.
With the Lakers off to a poor start, trade rumors have begun to swirl around Kobe Bryant, leading many to speculate if he'll leave for greener pastures. Kobe puts those rumors to rest in his interview with Yahoo Sports.