The point isn't whether or not David West was having a career night, it's that Pau Gasol did not play good defense on him. At least 80% of West's shots were jumpshots where Pau didn't do much but hold his hands up and pray that West missed. Like MDI mentioned before, nearly every time West scored, it was on a Iso with Pau where he was given the jumpshot the whole entire game. Pau didn't force him to put the ball on the floor and dribble or anything of the like which is why West lit us up. It's not that West had some superhuman night, he just had open looks the ENTIRE game from the same spot because of lackluster defense from Pau Gasol.
David West had his best game of the season and Pau probably had his worst. There you go. In the 2 prior meetings, it was the other way around. The Hornets were coming off 2 road losses and were very hungry for this game and it showed for 48 minutes. If you look at the last 2 minutes of the first half, obviously we lacked that same hunger. 82 games. They played better for one of them. Big Deal. Meaningless.
You win. The Laker's suck. I'm ashamed to be a fan.
You should be, Scott P. To put David West and Kobe Bryant in the same sentence, even for one game, is
shameful. I pity you.
Edited by Ken #1 Beloved, January 07, 2009 - 02:54 PM.