Lakers gave up 93 points to Charlotte (in regulation), which is their avg (per game).
Lakers were held to 93 points (in regulation) which is 14 LESS than their avg.
Charlotte is DEAD LAST in offensive output.
Lakers are #1 in offensive output.
Any given night, any team can go cold. It's your DEFENSE that defines you as a force to be reckoned with night in and night out.
I say this yesterday and get flamed for it.
It's a new day, Doc, and time for a new torching. You were wrong yesterday and remain stubbornly skewed today. You conveniently cherry pick last night's game to "prove" your point. The problem is that Calculus IV has caused you to think too much in the abstract and that you have a difficult time focusing on the big picture.
This was a meaningless regular season game, just like I said after the loss down the stretch at Staples last year. I don't know how long you have been watching sports in general, Doc, but there are certain teams that just happen to play well against other teams. It's inexplicable. For example, the Jets and Dolphins seem to always play each other tough regardless of how the teams' overall records are. Yeah, I know, I can't comprehend what you are saying about DEFENSE and how Charlotte is a weak offensive team, blah, blah, blah. Actually, they play slow down ball much like Larry Brown's Pistons did which limits the number of possessions, but let's not discuss that.
This game actually was meaningful in a positive way as a previous poster indicated. This represented the continued evolution of Andrew Bynum, which in and of itself was more important than the loss. Gasol had an off night, Steve Javie & Co. had it in for Kobe, Ariza went out early, and, as I said before, the Bobcats seem to have our number and deserved the win anyway.
Our defense will be fine, Doc, and we can beat any team, anywhere ... ok, except maybe not the Bobcats at Staples Center and the Trail Blazers at the Rose Garden.
Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, January 28, 2009 - 11:35 AM.